NaPoWriMo 2011 Poems & Prompt for April 19, 2011 19/30

April 19, 2011

It’s  day 19 of NaPoWriMo believe it or not.

Prompt:  Today… write a  NAANI  poem (It consists of 4 lines, less than 25 syllables total—you can do several 4 line stanzas if you wish.  Details below)


By  Christopher J. Jarmick

Six mega corporations

Control  pop media

T.V.  Newspapers, Internet



By Christopher J. Jarmick

Sun filtered through green ivy

Wrapped too tightly

Around trunk of

40 foot Evergreen.


By Christopher J. Jarmick


Get words concisely down

Do not waste

Kiss   (Keep it simple stupid).

Naani 4

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Sun, puff clouds, azure blue

I open to absorb

Energy, vitamins


T’s Naani

By Teresa Jarmick

Local news: police shooting; suspect

Ran, was killed.

Where is my daughter

With the broken nose?

© 2011

The NAANI  form.

This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N.Gopi, presently working as vice-chancellor toTeluguUniversity, Andhra Pradesh.

1. Naani is one of India ’s most popular Telugu poem forms.  Telugu are a particular people in India.. Naani means an expression of one and all.

2. It consists of 4 lines.

3. The four lines combined are made up of 20 to no more than 25 syllables.

4. The poem is not bound to a particular subject but it depends upon human relations and current statements.

Examples of NAANI poems:

This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N. Gopi, presently working as vice-chancellor to Telugu University, Andhra Pradesh.

Bollimuntha Venkata Ramana Rao

In-between four walls

A loneliness with deep silence

Became paleness

When book accosts.


Language and slang

Arise the difference

Who are noble?

With pain

With commotion burnt out

Waving flow of intention

Oh! Where’s my pen?

Poetic expression

Economy of words

Story canvas

Knows only squandering.


Poetry is Everything

© 2011


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