Author Archive: lyricalself

NaPoWriMo 2016 : Day One

SYNCHRONICITY* ‘God Anonymous’ it is, when miracles occur; Synchronicity we call it to be ‘accepted’. Held by Love, we search endlessly – proof of the Divine! ©Lakshmi S. Menon   *Day One Prompt: the LUNE : Today, I challenge you to write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is …

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Why I WRITE

Day One: Writing 101, November 2, 2015 So here I am tweaking the prompt that I have attempted a few times already with a HAIKU ! WHY I WRITE  writing frees up space from subterranean depths life can flow again ! Lakshmi S. Menon 

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From Moral to Spiritual

There is a difference between the religious and the spiritual as this picture below shows: MATURITY fences in my mind right and wrong strictures stifle  sapling has grown tall Lakshmi S. Menon

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World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health day. The term ‘mental health’ brings to mind an image of silent suffering. ‘Silent’ since unacknowledged by a society that remains ignorant and hence largely unaware that mental illness is also an illness, and not a taboo. silence that defeats a bird with a broken wing fit body …

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Gratitude: a haiku

Saw somewhere a prompt on gratitude. So here goes: Gratitude hunger gnaws. Mind blanks. food takes on added lustre. rain falls. Parched earth smiles.  Lakshmi S. Menon

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Greetings to Writing 201-ers !!

Hey everyone ! Imagine my pleasant shock while idly browsing through WordPress Blogging U homepage and finding therein a mention of this blog SEAMLESS WRITING on what I had commented about Writing 201. See also here at the Last Call that I sadly missed out this time 😦 So to all participants of Writing 201(Poetry) here are some words …

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Day NINETEEN: a LANDAY — “I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone”

Day NINETEEN : NaPoWriMo 2015 And for today’s prompt (optional, as always!), I’d like to challenge you to write a landay. The  lines in the heading bar are by a young Pashtun girl called Muskan, who penned these lines anonymously.  Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The first line has 9 syllables, the second line has 13 syllables, the …

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Writing 101: Day SIX: study of a Character

Day SIX: Character Study Today’s Prompt: Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year? Our stories are inevitably linked to the people around us. We are social creatures: from the family members and friends who’ve known us since childhood, to the coworkers, service providers, and strangers who populate our world (and, at …

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Day FIFTEEN: a Poem about Poetry

Day FIFTEEN: NaPoWriMo 2015 Our featured participant today is Inktuition, where the dialogue poem for Day 14 retraces a conversation every writer has with him or herself probably about twenty times a day. Hopefully, NaPoWriMo is helping you all to overcome the “fear” part of your internal writing dialogue! Today’s poetry resource answers the question you …

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DAY THIRTEEN: A Poem in Riddles

Day THIRTEEN: NaPoWriMo 2015 Our featured participant today is Somewhere In-Between, where the poem for Day 13 takes us deep inside the vocabulary of cars. I have to admit, whenever anyone points out a particularly interesting car to me, my reaction is “Oh, yes, I see that one seems to have wheels, and um, yes, it …

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