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Freewrite a scene, story, or poem inspired by this image. Use strong sensory details to evoke the imagery necessary to push this creation forward to completion.


Use this painting as inspiration to write an Naani--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.

Copyright 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

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

Copyright 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao

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

Copyright 2001 Bollimuntha venkata Ramana Rao


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