NaPoWriMo : Missed You Dear!!!!!

Jaibala/ April 27, 2014/ Poetry/ 2 comments

Today’s Prompt for the NaPoWriMo was, “Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who wrote his “family member” poem for Day 20 in the form of a curtal sonnet. As Vince explains, the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen line sonnet. Instead it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. The form was invented in the 1800s by Gerard Manley Hopkins, who used it in his famous poem “Pied Beauty”. So for today, I challenge you to give the curtal sonnet a whirl. It doesn’t need to rhyme — though it can if you like — and feel free to branch out beyond iambic pentameter. Happy writing!” Here is my attempt.




Even though I miss you, when you are not there,

And I think of all the things to say, my soul to bear,

A list I have made of things to do, and places to go,

Adventures to take on paths we don’t know,

My mind makes up the stories that I have to tell,

Of the dreams set free and fears that I quell.


And now that you are here,  I feel delight,

Imaginary lists and conversations be forgotten might,

Just three words that sums it all, tells you that your were always near,

Only words I want to say, only words you want to hear,

Missed You Dear!!!!!

Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants – – Nirmal – Sfurti  – Janaki – Pooja – count –  Naina – Rohan – Karan – Rinzu – Vinay  – Nithya – Preeti


About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. Muah! Perfect way to tell someone that you missed him/her. I hope that person gets the message 🙂

    1. Nj <3 I hope so too. *Hugs tightly* 🙂

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