Poetic Form of the Week – Naani

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The Poetic Form of the Week is Naani. It is a traditional poetry form.

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 consists 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.

Example #1:
A dialogue 
When lengthens 
Remain questions
Without answer as criticism.

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Example #2:
A dream 
As a particle in eyes
Remains as tear
Wounded desire.

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Example #3:
Obstinacy
Of words with grip
Essence of expression
Looses its density.

Copyright © 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

Example #4:
With a smile
Throws commendation
To an envy
A beautiful praise.

Copyright © 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

Example #5:
Black clouds
In her eyelids
It's time certainly
To drizzle.

Copyright © 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

Example #6:
Nectation of pen
On the white paper 
Lattice
A poem.

Copyright © 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

 

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9 thoughts on “Poetic Form of the Week – Naani

  1. Hi
    I’m struggling with this one! So far I have;

    A poem
    when done right
    can move and inspire
    the world over
    or
    My soul is worn
    and tucked out of sight
    It’s a fragile thing
    and easily hurt.

    I’ll keep working on it! I really enjoy taking part.
    Take care
    Mel

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