This was my favorite of your works from this marathon 🙂 It’s fantastic and I love the personification of the garden. Especially the ending with “we’re your children too”. Also really liked “Cauldron of sanity” – Thanks for sharing your writing with us!
Prompt 24, Half Marathon 2: Hour 12
Title: Acrostic Sun
Rays running remarkably, righteously.
Hurrying hopeful, helpful, happy, healthy, heartfelt.
Emerging engaged, energetic, ecstatic.
Prompt 23, Half Marathon 2: Hour 11
Title: The Nash Equilibrium
He saw equations in a way no one could.
They spoke to him,
revealing the truths of the universe.
Yet with this gift,
came much […]
Prompt 22, Half Marathon 2: Hour 10
Title: The Guiding Light
A mist spreads over the base of the falls.
Ethereal in quality, but tangible in spirit.
Roaring with the vigor of the very wind […]
Love the hope which exudes from this poem. Your imagery —
“A mist spreads over the base of the falls./Ethereal in quality, but tangible in spirit/Roaring with the vigor of the very wind itself” — really captures the essence of the photo well.
Well done Nishant! I enjoyed reading this poem. It is very light and lively! I loved your imagery.Personification, beautiful description and alliteration- your has it all! I love your outlined relationship between the spray and the waterfall, the meadow, the sun and the grass. Your poem is very tangible! I loved the imagery of he meadow passionately seizing its moment! Meadows are very much alive-and passionate! Well done!
Your poem speaks a loving nature in the world- this was effortless and breathless all the same.
Please peruse a few of mine, if you would. Thanks in advance.
Prompt 21, Half Marathon 2: Hour 9
Title: If You Can Keep It
We live in a time of great uncertainty.
A plague ravages our land,
while many face the annihilation of their economic security.
Yet the […]
Prompt 20, Half Marathon 2: Hour 8
Title: Lux et Veritas
Four years of late nights,
illuminated by friendship,
emerging together into the light.
Gothic courtyards filled with chiming bells.
Prompt 19, Half Marathon 2: Hour 7
Title: The Final Journey
Arrogance is a uniquely human quality.
Only man claims to know it all,
to be the supreme form of intelligent life in the galaxy.
Indeed, a […]
Prompt 18, Half Marathon 2: Hour 6
Title: The Flavor of Hospitality
The Grand Bazaar is quite an experience to behold.
The scents of roasting kebabs alongside the rose aroma of a batch of Turkish […]
Prompt 17, Half Marathon 2: Hour 5
Title: An Ode to the Written Word
There is something satisfying about a bookshelf,
and even more-so of a library.
The way a simple scan allows you to travel the […]
Prompt 16, Half Marathon 2: Hour 4
Title: I Know
I wake up every morning next to you,
and with your eyes closed, I see you gently smile.
In that one instant, that one daily ritual, I know.
Lovely. I hope the person you wrote this about enjoyed it.
Thanks so much! I actually did this marathon with her and it was a wonderful experience 🙂
Fantastic poem. I am reading this poem with my wife and this is her favourite of all your poems. Co incidentally I did the marathon together with my 14 year daughter who is also a poet and it has been an incredible amazing experience.
Prompt 15, Half Marathon 2: Hour 3
Title: The Odyssey of Helios: Three Thousand Miles
Hours stand between me and my destination, though,
On this path, I have traveled many times before.
Morning comes too […]
Prompt 14, Half Marathon 2: Hour 2
Title: The Giving Seed
An orchard once stood where I now stand.
Plum, apricot, and peach trees speckled this land.
Long before my immigrant roots took root,
before my […]
Prompt 13, Half Marathon 2: Hour 1
Title: Step by Step
Step by step, I complete my daily ritual.
Block by block, observing the little details around me.
All of my senses, clamoring for my attention:
Writing is a form of catharsis. It provides one with the agency to express pure ideas that can change the world. Throughout my life, I have always attempted to be engaged. Simultaneously, I studied the humanities […]