#NaPoWriMo Day 2: Answers I Don’t Have.

Welcome to day 2 of NaPoWriMo!

Today’s prompt was certainly an interesting one and it got my rusty brain working so much more than I could have ever hoped for. The prompt, taken from napowrimo.net, suggests we take 10 words from the given list, pose questions for every word chosen, and end up compiling just the answers into a poem for the day.

Now, it’s hard to believe that ten different answers put together could make any sense whatsoever, but the beauty of poetry lies in piecing things that don’t often go together into one surprisingly coherent verse.

I will not be revealing what my questions for the words were, but the words I chose are: fog, river, miracle, mercurial, salt, elusive, thunder, ghost, longing, and song. And if you read the poem for the day, I think you might have an idea on what I came up with.

I, for one, absolutely adore how all these answers made sense even when they were put together. I hope you guys like the poem as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Look for a source of light
Amidst heavy fog,
Miracles never happen
When they’re looked for;
Salt tracks from tears dried,
Left behind long ago,
Perennial like rivers,
Centuries old, ever-changing–
There’s no taming this…
This mercurial state of mind.
Ghosts are better left behind
Where they cannot be reached,
And all things elusive
Are often prettier in dreams,
Until rattling thunder
Comes down shattering reality–
And yet, there’s so much more
For the heart to long,
Answers I don’t have
Often end up in a song.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan

Now that I think about it, this will be my 5th consecutive year of participating in NaPoWriMo. That’s 122 poems down so far, and 28 more to come. That is A LOT. It’s times like these when I think about how far I have come with my writing and how much further I want to go. I cherish every little bit of my writing journey, and so much of it is on this blog.

Here’s to bringing you more poems in the upcoming days!

Cheerio! Xx

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