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. murisopsis says:

    Very nicely done! Both poems touch on time – either not enough or time gone rogue!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much, Mam, for the compliment as well as for introducing me to this form! (:

      Exactly! Time is what we want the most, but often fail to use judiciously.

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  2. Ishita Gupta says:

    Very beautifully expressed! And quite relatable as well!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Ishita! I can understand. It happens with most of us.

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Absolutely my pleasure ❤

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  3. Sadje says:

    I guess this is a problem of the youth. The older generation is happy to get some un-interrupted sleep!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Haha! You’re probably right. Now, there are commitments queued up. They didn’t matter a few years back. From your thoughts, I believe it won’t be so disturbing to get some extra sleep after a certain age.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Every age has its pros and cons. Old age brings a bit of not giving a d@#n attitude.

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  4. Didn’t know about ‘Naani’.
    Quite a beautiful verse from it.

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    1. Anisha says:

      That’s a new form to me too. I’m glad you found it interesting. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Nawazish says:

    Beautifully crafted

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Nawazish!

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  6. Great take on the prompt, Anisha.. Well done!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much, Shweta!

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      1. You are most welcome ❤🤗😊

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  7. Both of your poems are fabulous! The Naani is a new form for me. I’ll have to check out more about the form. Thanks for sharing the information about the Naani. Get some rest and take care of you. ❤

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much, Mam! ❤
      I’m glad you found this poetic form interesting. It was new to me too. I came across it in the August Scavenger Hunt. I’ve taken enough rest. Thanks again! 😊

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  8. Love this .thanks for sharing.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you loved this! ❤

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  9. akshita1776 says:

    Very well written!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Akshita!

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