Corinne from Everyday Gyan tagged me for this 7x7x7x7 prompt.
cooltext899708953What’s this 7x7x7x7 Prompt, I wondered. Corinne elaborates it on her blog. She says, grab the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit it in length to 7 lines.

Now, when I read the word “Poem”… I thought, Nah! This is not for me. Because poetry and me are like cheese and chalk! And soon so many like me, joined the conversation on Facebook giving creative excuses and labelling ourselves as poetically challenged. But Corinne, the most positive person I have ever met (virtually), pushed us to show our creativity in writing 7 lines too! 😀

So, here, I am pushing myself to do this creative challenge… The 7th book on one of the shelf of my library cupboard is… 3’s a Crowd by Vijay Nagaswami. The 7th page of the book reads, “variety is the spice of life”…

Here’s my juvenile 7 line poem, which is inspired by the theme of this book…

Variety is the spice of life…
It surely excites the appetite
Brings a smile that is bright
Always adds to the delight
But in the bond of a man and a wife
It spells strife
And a trouble in paradise.
Ok, a few learnings from this attempt..
  • Nothing is impossible
  • Poetry is truly not my cup of tea!

If you would like to take up this prompt, hop over to Corinne’s blog and link your entry there.

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