I wasn’t able to write every day. Tihar could have been an excuse, but Tihar could have been an inspiration too. Writing about places was hard. I stood there, surrounded by an imaginary aura, and I realized I lacked all the words to describe the lives running around me and in me. I have begun to feel the weight of the routine slowly overtaking my curiosity. It is getting more difficult to get motivated. But I must hang on. That is the whole point!

Theme #4: Place

The fourth theme in 100 Days of Poetry was ‘Place’. Places are close to our hearts. Things always happen somewhere, and that is perhaps the reason why I chose it as the theme. I wrote down ten places around me. But writing about places was not as easy as I had imagined it would be. I realized I often write as a character or follow a strong emotion. Having to find these two inside a place was not that easy. Sometimes I wrote about the place as a character and sometimes about an emotion the place evoked. Other times I wrote about the people and the animals I saw in those places. I checked maps and locations to see if an idea would spark. I’d like to explore writing about places more precisely because I found myself stumbling about what to write.

About the challenge: 10 x 10

The idea is to challenge yourself to write a poem every day for 100 days. The poem can run a few lines or could cover pages. There will be 10 themes in total with 10 sub-themes, one for each day.

The past themes were: Rooms, Colorspiration, and Stuffs.

If you would like to join the challenge, hop in! Do not worry if you are on time or not. Just write away! You can find the themes and sub-themes on The Wordcastle’s Instagram account. I would be thrilled to read your poems, but more than that, I hope you can cherish the moment your ideas come alive on the page.

60 days to go.

Posted by:Alfa M. Shakya

Someone who likes to make things.

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