Autumn’s Ownership

Swimming on trees and sleeping on ground,
veined sunrises flurrying miniature.
Afire in water, omnipresent they abound
through series of cyclical erasures.

Lighting the sky as earthbound stars,
as daytime’s constellated ranger.
Dancing the wind to lands afar,
those faerie-lifted spirits of nature.

Now: collapsing into possession.
Groped by an outstretched hand,
the vain outbursts of self-indulgent colors,
the leaf, is one with man.

If I say sorry, will that make it alright?

I haven’t posted here in a month. More than a month, more like.

I’m surprised all of you haven’t unfollowed me yet.

First off, I would like to say that I am incredibly sorry for not posting for such a long time, and I really have no excuse that could explain this other than the fact that I am simply a lazy teenager.

As a sort of apology gesture, I found a poem that I think you will enjoy by Louise Bogan:

I do not know where either of us can turn
Just at first, waking from the sleep of each other.
I do not know how we can bear
The river struck by the gold plummet of the moon,
Or many trees shaken together in the darkness.
We shall wish not to be alone
And that love were not dispersed and set free—
Though you defeat me,
And I be heavy upon you.
But like earth heaped over the heart
Is love grown perfect.
Like a shell over the beat of life
Is love perfect to the last.
So let it be the same
Whether we turn to the dark or to the kiss of another;
Let us know this for leavetaking,
That I may not be heavy upon you,
That you may blind me no more.

I hope you enjoyed that poem, and I hope to post many more in the future, though this may change when I get swept up in all things college. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to blog in college, and it’s going to be a hard thing to give up. That’s because if I do choose to leave this blog, I know that I will be leaving a group of people who have supported me in my literary endeavors, who engrossed me with their own posts, and who, most importantly, created such a wonderful environment that enabled me to grow as a writer, reader and person. All of you are so amazing, and I hope that you continue blogging so that, in a few months, if I feel my fingers itching to type another post, I can log on and be swept back up into the blogosphere.

Thank you so much, and goodbye to all.

(At least for now.)

Joining the Trifecta Community

My trifecta meme post so I can officially be part of the trifecta community 🙂
  1. What is your name (real or otherwise)?
    I don’t want to give my name because I like being completely anonymous and saying  whatever I want without repercussions, but I’ve always liked the name Naina so I guess you could call me that! It’s another Indian name so it fits 🙂
  2. Describe your writing style in three words.
    Planned, regretful and quiet
  3. How long have you been writing online?
    Since January, I think? So not very long at all 🙂
  4. Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?
    I’m participating in NaPoWriMo, but that’s not really a challenge. I guess Trifecta’s the only one then! If you guys have any suggestions for other challenges let me know!
  5. Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
    I really should try sharing my writing more with the people around me. It’s hard for me to do this just because 1) I don’t like sharing my thoughts with people I actually know and 2) I’m always scared about what they have to say. But if I don’t share with other people, I’ll never get the critique that I need.
  6. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
    Make each word count
  7. Who is your favorite author?
    I like so many though! This is really hard. Okay, for a fun, relaxing book it would have to be Alexander McCall Smith. For a more serious book, I enjoy either Henry James or Jhumpa Lahiri… or F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ahh! I told you this was too hard!
  8. How do you make time to write?
    Right now, I’m not the busy since I’m a second semester senior, so time isn’t a big problem for me. But in a few months when I go off to college, I’m definitely going to have to think about this.
  9. Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition.
    Shallow or Corrupt
  10. Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.
    Our Sweet Melody
    – a short free verse poem I wrote

My neighborhood in abstract photos

I took a few photos of items, places and things around my house for my photography class, and I’m actually proud of the way they turned out, so I thought I’d share them with you! But only the best ones; I don’t want you to see my many failed photos (yes, there are a few photos that are completely white, which was definitely my intention…. definitely).

Here they are! I think they’re abstract enough where you won’t know where I actually live, but if you figure it out, major kudos to you!

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And that’s my quick post for the day 🙂

First month Blog-iversary

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I started this blog! I started my blog on the 4th of January, and even though I was skeptical at first, I have to say that I enjoyed writing this blog immensely and am so glad I got the guts to do it 🙂

I have become such a better writer through this blog, just because the blog gave me a reason to try and write something on a daily basis. Also, it’s helped me with my privacy issues (of which I have a lot of) since I’m practically laying myself out there for the world to see.

I also want to thank all of you who have taken an interest in my blog, helped me with my poetry and shown me that I can share my thoughts in an environment free of insults and judgement.

Thank you so much, and I look forward to the next month of blogging 🙂