Nature’s Calling: A Naani

If grief’s a black smoke
we’ll all be blind now.
Killings, murders, hate
are they nature’s calling?
Or we’re just all fan of dying?

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 21.

The Naani is a stanzaic form found at Shadow Poetry and is most often an observation of human relations or current events although it can be open to any subject. Naani means “an expression of one and all”. The stanza form was introduced by Dr. N. Gopi an administrator at the Teluga University.

The defining features of the Naani are:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  • syllabic, with a total syllable count of between 20 and 25 syllables.

25 thoughts on “Nature’s Calling: A Naani”

  1. Excellent, dark and thought provoking Rosema. I think the calling you refer to is not that of nature but of today’s media. We are bombarded so much, by the press, with the dark side of our world that we forget sometimes there is a balance with nature – providing some joy and goodness. Have a blessed weekend 🙂

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    1. (as a Journalism graduate I want to counter you. HAHA). But yeah, that is actually true. I think there is an unsaid truth that bad news are newsworthy. Good news, aren’t so much.

      Have a blessed weekend, too, Davy!

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  2. My thoughts are since people have been sinners, we’re often in opposition with nature. It doesn’t work with us. So the black smoke of hate (great image) indeed is death because we’re all sinners but there is hope. Great piece Rosema 🙂

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