On fourth day of NaPoWriMo Maureen has challenged us today to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! For example, you could have a poem about sadness that describes that emotion as “a rowboat tethered with fishing line to a willow that leans over a pond. Rainwater collects in the bottom, and mosquito eggs.” Concrete details like those can draw the reader in and let them imagine the real world where your abstract ideal or feeling happens.

Here’s my submission for today:                                                            


                                                       Poem: Tenacity of Nature


When suspicion traps your belief

Let nature act as stimulus

As it imparts grit and perseverance

Through each one of its elements




O Dear! Look at the assiduous Sun

Radiating for millions of years

While Moon has been glistening

And revolving through the years




How obdurate are waves of the ocean

That keep its water ever flowing

While mountains never tremor

With their head never bowing




O dear Earth has borne our atrocities

Since the time of its inception

But has silently buoyed our existence

Like a mother caressing her children




So shine like Sun and Moon

Keep flowing like ocean waves

Take pride in your existence

And never lose hope and faith


©Vandana Bhasin