NaPoWriMo: Moonlight

Jaibala/ April 7, 2014/ Poetry/ 20 comments

The NaPoWriMo prompt today was “We got rather complicated with yesterday’s prompt, so today’s is much simpler. Take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go. Happy writing!” Easy prompt but too many choices, I wasnt sure If i would come up with anything. So here goes my attempt. The form I will try is a cinquain again attempting it for the first time.




Pristine, White

Through the dark shines

Lighting Up the path,

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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. simple and beautiful 🙂 just like the moonlight. enjoyed reading it.

  2. My sight was almost same. Barring it was in mad Gurgaon, 🙂

    1. The beauty of the moon is that it is same for everyone 🙂

  3. Loved it. Your words are simple, yet seriously mesmerizing.

    1. Fathima thanks a ton yaar 🙂

  4. Lovely poem. Strong, subtle and beautiful. 🙂

    1. Thank You Rohan 🙂

  5. Wow! Simplicity is the best 🙂 Love it.

    1. Thank You Nirmal 🙂

  6. Simple yet so beautiful Jai 🙂

    1. Thanks Sfurti 🙂

  7. There’s always something mesmerizing about Moonlight, its in tune with our emotions. If we are sad, it depresses us even more, if we are in love, it makes us feel romantic, if we are happy, it makes us want to get drunk and howl at the neighbor’s window in the middle of the night (No i never did that, just saying 😛 ). What’s more mesmerizing that moonlight? Your description of it.

    1. Niths thank You thank you 🙂

  8. Jai..your poems are mesmerizing!

    1. Oh thanks a ton Pooja 🙂

  9. moonlight
    even in darkness
    is light

    1. Thank You for visiting

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