On a Lesser Scale

Written for:  Phoenix Rising, Destination:  The Taj Mahal
Today, we ask you to use the magnificent Taj Mahal as inspiration for your poems. They could be about someone’s final resting place written in maybe an Elegy, or you could incorporate an Indian form of poetry (*Naani, comes to mind). Any adventure you can muster based on this stop on our itinerary is most welcome!

*Naani:  A form of Indian poetry that is an expression of one and all.
A Naani poem has 4 lines. The total number of syllables in the poem are between 20 to 25. While the poem does not have to be about a particular subject it is often about human relations or current statements.

tajmahal (1)

Nothing as titanic as
the Taj Mahal, besides
it is taken. My essence
needs freedom of ocean


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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1 Response to On a Lesser Scale

  1. Misky says:

    The last line is a nice surprise. 😀


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