Dreams Take Flight

Have you had a night full of peaceful sleep that your eyelids just refuse to open, in spite of you being inspired with dreams of hope to have a productive day? I just had one such today. At such times, which dreams will you let take flight – the dreams of the night or those of the day? Today, sadly for me, it was the former.

Here are two takes on the same thought; each one is a verse of the poetic form – Naani.

——– Take 1 ——–

Her eyelids refuse 
to leave the bed of peace,
impeding determined dreams 
when it's time to take a flight.

Syllable count: 25

——– Take 2 ——–

Unable to unshackle
those midnight dreams, 
time flies away with her dreams
before she could take the flight.

Syllable count: 25

Naani

As stated by Shadow Poetry,

Naani is one of Indian’s most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consist of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally, it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by one of the renowned Telugu poets Dr. N.Gopi, presently working as vice-chancellor to Telugu University, Andhra Pradesh.

Credits & Footnote

Written in response to Val’s ‘August Scavenger Hunt’.

Also submitted to Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #237’. 

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26 Comments Add yours

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much, sir! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Anisha. It is my pleasure. Have a lovely week! 🤗

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