Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #24

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 Rajani wants us to write a minute poem, 12 lines of 60 syllables broken into in 3 stanzas, following the 8/4/4/4 syllable pattern and the aabb/ ccdd/ eeff/ rhyme scheme.

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will you be my lover tonight 
siren of night 
sing me to sleep    
in your arms deep

like tranquil waters softly spill
 over a hill 
you are the breeze
I need to breathe  

so be my lover one more time 
when tides are high
and nights are dim
sing me to peace

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

© Celestine Nudanu
24/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #23

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We are trying the Naani today at Rajani’s. The Naani  is a four line poem with 20-25 syllables. The first two lines provide the subject that the next two bring to an interesting close.

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I dream of shooting stars
collapsing into smithereens
the bouquet you offered
shrivels at your touch

2

the day you left 
you left with the sunshine
how time flies
this sunshine in my baby’s smile

© Celestine Nudanu
23/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #22

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Today, Rajani  wants us to try the Ghazal, a lyrical, challenging and utterly beautiful when it comes out right. The repeating end word and rhyming word of each couplet define the cadence of the ghazal and direct its mood. (The rhyming word appears twice in the first couplet) Originally an Arabic verse form dealing with loss and romantic love, medieval Persian poets embraced the ghazal, eventually making it their own. Consisting of syntactically and grammatically complete  couplets, the form also has an intricate rhyme scheme. Well, it is a challenge right?

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Morning

how serene you are this morning
your talc permeates my morning

your laughter-dimpled cheeks deflate
its contents to darken my dream morning

but I drink in your song
bidding me good night in the morning

how serene you look this morning of death
your pain my sorrow morning

my baby, my love, sing me your song of release
andante, andante, to wake up my morning

(Well, I tried. 🙂 )

© Celestine Nudanu
22/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #21

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Rajani  wants us to write poems about poetry…LOL. 🙂

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Soul Poetry (1/10/13)

I eat the words baked in your mud heart

I drink in your puddle of juices

flowing from your mouth

 

Poetry cries out in her veins. Clawing to be let out in verses reeking of firewood smoke seen above the thatched roofs of the village at sunset. Mothers are busy preparing the evening meal. Above the din of bleating goats and barking of stray dogs in heat, the wailing of hungry children can be heard.

thirsty and crazy I gulp your words

soothing my virgin soil

I crave for more

He is oblivious to the silence that gradually settles on the village. Mouths are busy chewing and throats are belching out the satisfaction of meals well digested. Under the fading glint of the twilight, they eat love, their meal for the night.

feed me nectar

from your spring

soul poetry

© Celestine Nudanu
21/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #20

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Haiku should seize the essence of a moment anchored in close observation of nature. Rajani’s  thinks this is truly the hardest form of poetry to get right to be simple yet profound, layered yet obvious, beautiful yet utterly truthful. And I do agree. 🙂

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kisses

resounding in petals

the sway of Autumn

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obsolete affair

tucked between the books

a shriveled rose

3

departing wind

on my lips

the first raindrop

© Celestine Nudanu
14/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #17

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Today is tanka day at Rajani’s.  Somehow, I’ve never been good with the tanka. 🙂 So this is just a small poem.

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Fatal Kiss

a smile

like the sun

peeks through slits of darkness

scented rays hug me

in a kiss of death

(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)

 
 
© Celestine Nudanu
17/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #16

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Today at Rajani’s is a Shadorma day. (a six line poem following the 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable count.)

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Nothingness

take me now

on wings of craving

I burn red

plasma red

before I  deflate this shell

of gut nothingness

© Celestine Nudanu
16/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #15

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Today at Rajani’s we are going random words based on any happenings around you.

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The Rains

the rains came down

not meteorites

defying all odds

and my thoughts are clean

in wait for the fermentation

of old desires

dormant beneath

withered breath

 

© Celestine Nudanu
15/11/17
 

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Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #14

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Today at Rajani’s we are re-visiting the Cherita, a six line story-poem form invented by Ai-Li.

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Fire

I’ll sing to your dawn

on gossamer harps
you shall be my song  

while  I softly strum you
my fire
my muse

© Celestine Nudanu
14/11/17
 

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Super Awards!

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Hello lovely folks,

To the glory of God. 🙂

On 11th November 2017, my book Haiku Rhapsodies, Verses from Ghana won the Atukwei Okine Award for Best Poetry Book under the Poetry Category at the 2017 Ghana Association of Writers Literary Awards as part of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations. 🙂

On 28th October 2017, my blog, Reading Pleasure won the Best Blogger Award 2017 under the Literature Blog Category at the Ghana Writers Award.

The Awards! The Book! 🙂

Atukwei Okine Award for Best Poetry Book

Best Blogger Award 2017

Haiku Rhapsodies, Verses from Ghana

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© Celestine Nudanu
14/11/17
 

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