Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The NAANI

Poetic Bloomings invites us to try writing a NAANI

The NAANI is one of India’s most popular Telugu forms,  Naani means “expression of one and all.”  It consists of 4 lines, totalling 20 to 25 syllables. It is generally untitled, although the subject may be inferred in the first line. The poem is not bound to a particular subject, but is often about human relations. The form was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets, Dr. N. Gopi.

 
While I tally
My scores of failure
She climbs into my arms
Hugs me and falls asleep

***

The television does not
Drown out the silence
Yet, newspaper walls
Can be impenetrable

***

Yesterday, today, forever
He IS, the only Way,
The only Truth
And Door to eternal life

***

Darkness thickens stealthily
In countless layers
But one tiny flame
Dispels its utter blackness

Janet~

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