deceiving beauty (naani)

At MicroPoetry Month November 4th, we are inspired by the naani poetry form.

autumn sunshine
misleading yet welcoming
memories of summer
blind my eyes

weekend respite
playing it by ear
unexpected family visit
heartened soul

birthdays come and gone
age just a number
feels like yesterday
my first born

©Tournesol ’17/11/04

I am enjoying MicroPoetry Month very much. Since I have not had much time to write as much lately, this offers me an opportunity to still write my “daily moments”reflections of my day in short forms. It is also a wonderful occasion to get out of my comfort zone and try other poetry forms outside of Waka.

NaaniNaani is one of Indian’s most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N.Gopi, presently working as vice-chancellor to Telugu University, Andhra Pradesh.

7 thoughts on “deceiving beauty (naani)”

    1. Thanks so much. I am so pleased you shared this form. I often write waka to talk about divine Mother, Amma, my guru from Kerala, India. Since this form is from India, I will practice it more often and use it when sharing my reflections and thanks to her.


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