Monday, April 1, 2013

Aprildom: Appledore

Look northward from this rock and see,


they say



the logic and wisdom.

Mind says- Step Back!

Go far away.

The soul deludes

Knots, criss-crosses.

Enveloping desires

The roses though pout now
Their layers are losing interest
In our not so placid conversations
and overtly placed contexts.
Watch them unfold
And what is left?
The tea is now cold,
The confluence of our silences
Have evaporated into the dark corners
Of this house, and out of us.
Leave, says the satiated soul
Like the despicable bite of apple
Loved, lusted and now lost.

Today's Prompt:-

1.The word "A" (from A2Z Blog Challenge) and,

2. Write a poem that has the same first line as another poem, written by another poet. I have chosen the poem 'Appledore' by Annie Whitney, and the original poem can be found HERE.

The above post is a congruence of celebrating the National Poetry Month-April in the NapoWrimo 2013. Also, this is part of the A to Z Blog Challenge. April is a special month because I was born on the 13th of this month and poetry is something I am extremely passionate about. Thus, here I go. 



  1. You're indeed a poet's poet. Love the lyricism of the lines. Look forward to the rest of your challenge posts!
    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite

    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  2. loved lusted and lost :) good ending

  3. ;) Story of our lives! :D Thank you Affy!

  4. Hey, Ms. Priyanka! So nice to meet you! I was in India for a month in 2006. Let's have an international exchange of poetry and painting!

  5. Lovely poem, with a very strong ending.

  6. Wonderful poem! I look forward to reading more of them. :)

  7. Ah! WOuld you believe...I searched Chef At Large for this one sizzling pic for Hours yesterday but alas! could not get hold of it.. I had written my first food poetry on it..n thus, I lost both- the photo and the poem! :P

    That Apple looked irresistible! :D

  8. Loved the idea of roses losing interest in conversations :) You are a lovely poet Priyanka :)

  9. Your first comment on my Blog @Roshni Aamom ! :D Yeyyiiee.. Doing a jiggy wiggy dance! :D Thank you!

  10. hain na?! Chalo, abhi treat do! :P

  11. Jessica McCurdy CrooksSeptember 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    You are a truly talented poet. This made me want to starting exploring this art form again. Well done...and your apple is tempting.

  12. Thank you Jessica!
    :) Planning to do an entire month of this art form and include many forms of poetries too! Let's see how far it goes! Thanks for dropping by girl! ;)

  13. @The Shopping Duck sounds like a very creative name! :)
    Thank you for dropping by!

  14. Moving words. I like the challenge you have followed - what a good idea :)

  15. Thank you Gayathri for dropping by and glad you liked it!

  16. @Gwynne Montgomery

    Waste no more time and get to writing one! :) You must and the month of April is the perfect excuse to! ;)

  17. This is my first time on your blog, Priyanka and I'm ever so impressed. I can see myself coming back way after the challenge! Brilliant.

  18. You have no idea how happy this makes me feel, @Corinne Rodrigues !!!!

    Wow..Thank you for such lovely made my day! Truly!

  19. That was beautiful, Priyanka!
    Loved this: The roses though pout now, their layers losing interest.,,,,,"

  20. Thank you so much for your kind words Ruchira!

  21. Loved your poem with its deep meaning.

  22. Thank you for dropping by Sulekha! :)

  23. You always inspire me.

  24. You are always a part of the inspiration that creates magic! :) A lovely woman! mwah @janu

  25. That is absolutely brilliant! A good inspirational poem for me to dwell on as I get ready for the drudgery that is work.

  26. The toffee apple looked yum - temptations they say deceive! Very nicely done. Dropping by from AtoZ

  27. Thank you Suzy! :)

    I am really looking forward to the Challenge! Thanks a ton for dropping by!

  28. Priyanka, what a lovely and inspiring blog post. Good luck with the April blog challenges :)

  29. Hey @Suzanne Shumaker,

    Thank you so much for dropping by! :) Wishing you good luck and I look forward to reading more of you! :D

  30. Beautiful! I haven't written poetry in years :)


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