Day One: A poem of negation
Day One: NaPoWriMo
Today’s prompt is a poem of negation – yes (or maybe, no), I challenge you to write a poem that involves describing something in terms of what it is not, or not like. For example, if you chose a whale as the topic of your poem, you might have lines like “It does not settle down in trees at night, cooing/Nor will it fit in your hand.”
No river flowed, nor gurgling brook was seen,
No wetness marked land lying serene.
Beguiling loveliness –
A haunting loneliness –
No life stirred o’er this arid terrain.
© Lakshmi S. Menon
(Wrote the poem as a limerick)