Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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



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