Time & Self Discovery


the relationship
between life and time
often warps
when observed sporadically

I found some spare time
In the pocket
Of some old jeans
I was expecting change


Write a Naani about time.
A Naani means an expression of one and all. Naani is one of Indian’s most popular Telugu poems. It has a total of 4 lines, the lines all-together consist of 20 to 25 syllables.


The Path to Self Discovery

As is the case with all paths
Beginning is where the difficulty lies
Cause and catalysts pave the way
Detrimental to the destination
Elaboration in effort brings effect
Flights of free fancy
Garnished with garlands of detail
Harken, where history calls
Imagination saunters ahead
Journey on you mortal soldiers
Kindred souls entwined
Life flutters by in an instant
Merry in its touch and withdraw
Not to settle in a moment
Only to carry onward, life in tow
Persistence and perseverance
Quarrel with the question
Raging to the very last
Seeking release to soar
Truth unfettered is found unattached
Unique to the self we discover
Vain as it may stand
Within is where we find answers
Xenial as an alien presence
Yearning to discover the purpose
Zeal for life and love must be in all matters


Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
The abecedarian is an ancient poetic form guided by alphabetical order. Generally each line or stanza begins with the first letter of the alphabet and is followed by the successive letter, until the final letter is reached.


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38 thoughts on “Time & Self Discovery

  1. Love the “Path to Self Discovery” Mouse. Profound message and not easy to incorporate the alphabets letters at each sentence’s beginning! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈ

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  2. Little Billy started to write this Abecedarian poem (cos he’s self-discovering the alphabet):

    A is for apple
    B is for bum
    C is for caterpillars
    Doing num-num

    then stopped, realising he was going to take up 26 lines of your valuable comment space. I told him other Abecedarian poets would also be taking up 26 lines. He’s re-thinking. He now notices that no-one else has attempted this ancient form agreeing with Ken Hume above that it is not the easiest form to tackle.

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    1. Probably for the best. Anymore and I would have to remove my post for being upstaged by a child.
      It would definitely be a long comment thread if everyone did one. Or a very short thread if everyone had to comment using one.

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  3. Wowzers Mr. Mouse! I loved the second naani but then was completely stunned by the abecedarian! Your introspective conclusion was a delight but what I really enjoyed was all the alliteration!!

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    1. Thank you 😊
      I was particularly proud of that naani.
      The alliteration came naturally. I didn’t expect or plan it. Thanks for the great prompt.

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  4. Awesome write Mouse! πŸ˜€ I love the abcderian! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    I Also really love your Naani, the second one especially!
    Here’s a Nanni on time.

    Time often turns into bubbles
    Blurring the lines
    By churning thoughts
    In the Urn of my mind

    πŸ™

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