April 1st

I like melancholy, so I write in the past tense


April  3rd

It's too beautiful. All this beauty can be exhausting.


April 5th

Name everything for the first time


April 7th

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.


April 9th

Photographs objectify: they turn an event or a person into something that can be possessed


April 11th

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.

6. Prague-Sept,-1967.jpg

April 13th

A litmus test of Indian Democracy


April 15th

The sudden movement of objects


April 18th

The Beginning of Possibility is not even the beginning

Home Decor

April 20th

A Poem for your favourite kind of flower


April 22nd

Everyone laughs. Nobody remembers why. We all have tears in our eyes.

Senior with Mask

April 17th

Tongues of Light


April 25th

A World Where News Travelled Slowly

TV Remote

April 27th

Misremembered Lyrics

Playing the Piano

April 29th

You must love somebody

Oil Painting on Canvas

April 2nd

I'm afraid when I don't know what I'm afraid of


April 4th

What Color Is The Rain You See?

Image by Osman Rana

April 6th

An ode to the Nose


April 8th

Buddha in a Metaverse


April 10th

Trees have no elsewhere

Aerial View of Deforestation

April 14th

Where do we get our dreams from?


April 16th

Water has memory

Woman by the Water

April 19th

Our eyes bend what they can't see

Eyes Closed

April 21st

Borrowed Meanings

Hindu Literature

April 23rd

Children Live in a Parallel Universe


April 24th

A Conversation with your Clothes

Clothes suitcase

April 26th

Mother's Handwriting


April 28th

The Day I was Named


April 30th

An ode to our Vocabulary

Word Collage

NaPoWriMo Guidelines and FAQs

  • Every day in April, a new poetry prompt will be added to this page.

  • Anyone can take part in Poems India NaPoWriMo 2022 by writing a poem in response to any of the prompts.

  • The attempted poem does not have to include the exact wording or phrase of the prompt, but it must be related to the prompt.

  • Attempts can be submitted using the form below. If you are on Instagram and post your attempt on your public account, you can use the hashtag #poemsindianapowrimo to have your post considered a submission.

  • Each of the prompts is valid for the next three days. For example, until the end of April 3rd, one can submit their response to the April 1st prompt.


NaPoWriMo Submission