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Zunday Zcribblings#145: Zooming in on Zari with amaZing Zog!

So it is a Sunday as this month of challenges ends, and with the letter Z planned for today, I decided to twist my usual Sunday title just a bit, as I zoom in for a closer look at the beautiful zari and go on amazing adventures with Zog!!

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Notepad and a pen over it with a cup of coffee next to it. words read Sunday Scribblings, and this is for Sunday Scribblings #144: Unfounded Fears in a Book Lover's Mind

Poetic Sundays: Zooming in on Zari

Zealous for Zari
Zari in my saree
Zari in my dress
Beautiful embroidery
Of silk and metals.
With threads of gold and silver so bright,
Zari embroidery gleams in the light,
A craft that has stood the test of time,
Its beauty and intricacy truly sublime.
From Kashmir to Kanyakumari,
Zari embroidery tells a story,
Of a rich culture and heritage so divine,
And the artisans who’ve kept it alive.
In India, it’s more than just a craft,
Be it Kanchi, Banaras, Mysore, or Ikat;
And with every stitch that’s woven in gold,
Zari embroidery’s story is forever told.

I overheard someone say
I have paati’s silk saris, so many
Gathering dust for days and days
I am thinking I will set them free!
I simply could not stop myself
Had to rescue her from herself
Paati’s saris come with zari of pure gold
Show that her wealth was untold
A precious heirloom passed down with care
Woven intricately, beyond compare,
Think before you leap here
For paati’s saris – they are treasure!
She replied then “thank you! That is nice
To hear; indeed, it is a sweet surprise!
I now take back all I said before..
Patti’s saris I will now truly adore!”

Back from the Aside!
Be it zari in my silk saree or a silk dress
Donning any of this makes me elegant and gracious
And my paati’s saris I really and truly cherish
Just like my own, that I hope to pass on, not let perish.
So let’s embrace this timeless art,
And cherish it with all our heart,
For in its beauty and elegance so fine,
Zari’s importance will always shine.
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

The Day 30 Prompts I Wove in With Zeal and With my Zari for a Poetry-sari!

NaPoWriMo’s prompt is to write a palinode – a poem in which you retract a view or sentiment expressed in an earlier poem. For example, you might pick a poem you drafted earlier in the month and write a poem that contradicts or troubles it. This could be an interesting way to start working on a series of related poems. Alternatively, you could play around with the idea of a palinode by writing a poem in which the speaker says something like “I take it back” or otherwise abandons a prior position within the single poem.

 While the April PAD prompt at Writer’s Digest is to write a surprise poem

References and Further Reading

My Z Books


Zog by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (Children’s Rhyming Fiction | 2 – 4 years, and up)

Description: Zog, a young accident-prone dragon, who wants to be the best student in dragon school, is the keenest dragon in the school, but will he ever win a golden star?

My Quick Thoughts: So much fun and so very cute! Plus, it is book one of a series, and as a bonus, there is a TV movie based on the series. You can rent or buy it on Prime Video.

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon!

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino (Children’s Rhyming Picture Books | 5- 6 years, and up)

Description: Combines short, rhyming text and bold, vibrant illustrations that portray a boy astronaut and his fabulous rocketship as they blast into space for an out-of-this-world adventure.

My Quick Thoughts: A fun read that is sure to inspire imaginations and future astronauts! And also with enough of scientific accuracy to give young readers a peek into space travel.


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

Done with April’s month long challenges and now on to May which brings new possibilities…

This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Wrapping Up My Sunday Scribblings

Linking up to NaPoWriMo, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Also linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon

background of richly embroidered sari with zari; and pin title says" Poetic Sundays: Zooming in on Zari

20 thoughts on “Zunday Zcribblings#145: Zooming in on Zari with amaZing Zog!

  1. This year in the A to Z I have connected with a number of bloggers as well as you, who post on multiple challenges and my inbox fills with the same names. I used to write only in April and fizzle out on the Road trip but since I am now in a writing group, have finished one novel, writing some poetry you have inspired me to try and extend my blogging this year…
    Also I love threads and yarns so I loved this post!

  2. I loved how you delved into the world of Zari and explored its intricate details with Amazing Zog. The insights you shared were unique and engaging, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read.

  3. I have some nieces and nephews who I know would love this story. They love dragons. I’ll have to check out this book and show them.

  4. What a great post! Loving the poem and the Zog book, my daughter loves to read and I’m sure she would really enjoy reading about Zog the dragon!

  5. These sre such awesome poems! My son would really love this for sure! Thanks for sharing this with us

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