Today is second day of NaPoWriMo.The prompt today is to write a poem that plays with voice. For example, you might try writing a stanza that recounts something in the first-person, followed by a stanza recounting the same incident in the second-person, followed by a stanza that treats the incident from a third-person point of view. Or you might try a poem in the form of a dialogue, which necessarily has two “I” speakers, addressing two “you”s. Another way to go is to take an existing poem of yours or someone else’s, and try rewriting it in a different voice. The point is just to play with who is speaking to who and how. 

 Here’s my take on it:

                                                             Poem: Shades of Love


Diana, my dear, the love of my life

I am ecstatic about our rendezvous today

I wish to reveal my love to you

To disclose how desperately I miss you

To embrace you lovingly in my arms

To fondle and passionately kiss you

To feel the grace and warmth of your touch

To shower my immense love on you



I am so anxious to confront Jake today

I am skeptical of sharing my feelings for him

I must divulge his incongruity with me

I must admit my love has withered for him

I need to unveil our relation is no more sweet

I have to protest his derision of me

I wish to share my secret with him

I need to confess my love for Pete


©Vandana Bhasin