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Sunday Scribblings #143: Loving with Negations and More

Loving with negations and more is the theme for this week’s Poetic Sundays.. read on to find out the why and what and how of it.. the when is now and the where is here after all!!

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Poetic Sundays: Loving with Negations and More

My Poetic Sundays this month will be picking the NaPoWriMo prompts on Sundays, and also the April PAD prompts from Writer’s Digest. And while I attempted to see if I could bring some other weekly random event into the fray, I just could not think about any, so for now, it is the two prompts in play. But maybe given the nature of the poem, it could fit into National Love Our Children Day which started off this month (on the 1st of April!)

Loving With Negations

From NaPoWriMo’s Day 16 prompt: Today’s prompt is a poem of negation – yes (or maybe, no), I challenge you to write a poem that involves describing something in terms of what it is not, or not like. For example, if you chose a whale as the topic of your poem, you might have lines like “It does not settle down in trees at night, cooing/Nor will it fit in your hand.”

Writer’s Digest’s APAD Day 16 prompt is to take the phrase “The (blank) of a (blank),” replace the blanks with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “The Beginning of a Story,” “The Wrong Side of a Situation,” “The Apple of an Eye,” and/or “The Latest Excuses of a Continuing Problem.”

The Loving With Negations & the Prompts of the Week!

The Heart of a Mother
Does not stop looking
Through the years and the tears
Through the smiles and the fears
Nor does it not stop beating
With words like ‘mom, something happened.’

The eyes of a mother
Cannot differentiate
Between her young ones
Cannot see their imperfections
(Oh well, wait, cannot not see those
But cannot not stop loving them despite.)

The arms of a mother
Cannot stop hugging
And over worries and aches
Cannot stop a smooth caress.
Cannot stop fussing or itching
To clean up those messes
(But have learned not to bother
And to let those laundry piles gather)…

The voice of a mother (or mine at least)
cannot stop those doses of mom-casm
From slipping through the cracks
Nor can it stop caring whispers
Or a ‘I’m here for you for forevers’…
(And note that this mom did not mention
Phrases of ‘don’t’ ‘no’ or any other negation!!)

~ Vidya Tiru @ ladyinreadwrites


On My Blog & at Home

My recent posts since and including my last Sunday Scribblings. Each letter of the alphabet features a poetic form for the letter as well as one or more books (poetry related).


On My Blog & Homefront

More of the same…:) yes, once again.. but a little bit different too as my high-schooler’s spring break is on this coming week so we will spend some time outdoors.. and hope it gets warmer soon.

This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month? Will you also end up loving with negations or something similar this week? Or do you have any favorite or fun prompts I can use?

Linking up to BlogChatterA2ZBlogging from A-to-Z April ChallengeNaPoWriMo, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge

Also linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon

10 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #143: Loving with Negations and More

  1. Your writing style is truly captivating, and I really enjoyed reading your latest post on loving with negations. Your thought-provoking ideas and unique perspectives on life and love always leave me with something to ponder. Keep up the fantastic work and keep sharing your brilliant insights with the world!

  2. I am so excited for you about the break and I hope you have then best weather so that you can rally enjoy your moments outdoors! There is nothing that I love better!

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