In This Tiny Room

Day 28 NaPoWriMo

 

Today’s (optional) prompt is brought to us by the Emily Dickinson Museum. First, read this brief reminiscence of Emily Dickinson, written by her niece. And now, here is the prompt that the museum suggests:

Martha Dickinson Bianchi’s description of her aunt’s cozy room, scented with hyacinths and a crackling stove, warmly recalls the setting decades later. Describe a bedroom from your past in a series of descriptive paragraphs or a poem. It could be your childhood room, your grandmother’s room, a college dormitory or another significant space from your life

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‘Twas a small space, tiny little room
of soft pillowcases and white silky sheets
the warm-cool breeze coming between gaps
of window panes and door, I assume

 

the touch of warm yellow wall paint
adds depth to the feeling and imagination
a small writing table serves as a workstation
of lingering thoughts and a creative stint

 

quotes of world’s greatest minds and poets
pasted on the board of “dreams do come true”
and random pictures of scientific breakthrough
just  beneath the bed across the closet

 

‘Twas in that tiny little space room
that what-ifs and hows born and happen
of never “thought about it” until then
‘Twas as a silent witness along with sweet perfume

 

first tears were shed, and waves of laughter were heard
unspoken words of kindness and compassion
the rhyming of poetry, written without hesitation
’tis tiny room, dreams, and aspirations were tattooed

48 Comments

  1. SnowHearT says:

    Ang daming alaala ng maliit na kwarto,

    💗💗💗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Tama ka…dreams were born there..😊

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  2. So beautiful…especially the last stanza! 👌🏼😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Punam..always..😊

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      1. My pleasure, dear. 🤗

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful, creative prompt…and you created a wonderful poem, SweetMich!
    I can picture the room in my mind!
    Rooms can hold so many memories!
    I especially love when a room can be the setting where poetry is born AND poetry can “decorate” that room and fill it with scenes, emotions, memories, etc.!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn…our rooms can be our sanctuary and silent witnessess of our truest selves…it can also be the birhplace of our dreams and aspirations…😊😊😊

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  4. Beautifully written Michelle, and I can picture the room – such a comforting, creative place to be 🧡

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…😊😊😊

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  5. utahan15 says:

    from her room
    wove
    the tapestry
    of numbered
    prose
    arose

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhhh its beautiful..i love this..

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      1. utahan15 says:

        good ! your sight is quite good kudos~

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  6. judeitakali says:

    This is so beautifully written

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude😊😊

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure Michelle

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  7. Sadje says:

    Beautifully described! A place where dreams were born.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje…indeed twas in that tiny room that all of my dreams were born

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure Mich.

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  8. Pleasure reading this wonderful poem, Mich and yes nostalgic moments recalled when we had such bedrooms as kids.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…it was also wonderful remembering those small details ..the room that was a silent witness to my poetry reading and screaming and impersonation of all the great literary poets …lol..

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      1. Welcome dear Mich and yes those were the days of our wonderful childhood.

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      2. michnavs says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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  9. faustinayick says:

    Mich, I love this poem so much 🙂 I could really imagine and feel how that bedroom was like, and you really depicted how important a single room can be for a person’s life well!! I agree, your bedroom can almost become a reflection of you ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad it resonated on you..our bedrooms are our private spaces and sanctuary …it was fun writing it..i was actually giggling myself..

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      1. faustinayick says:

        I would’ve been giggling too 😂It’s fun to think about how many cool and memorable things that you’ve done in just your bedroom!!

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      2. michnavs says:

        😉😉😉

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  10. Mandibelle16 says:

    The images in this are so strong and vivid. I’m really drawn into them 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Mandy…kèep safe

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  11. calmkate says:

    I feel the joy and inspiration of having your very own tiny bedroom … I shared for decades so didn’t know this experience!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Twas fun writing the prompt Kate and i was smiling ang giggling in every verse.😊😊😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        then definitely brought back fond memories Mich!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Not to mention those silly little (??) mistakes we tried to hide from our parents..lol.

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      3. calmkate says:

        mistakes … ha altho a goodie two shoes I coped the blame for everything!

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  12. Gina says:

    Love the quotes on the wall, the yellow and white for clarity and purity. And the overall feel of your poem is one of a young woman’s dream and ambition. I think I was a flake of psint on your wall. Love this beauty of a poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina…twas really really fun writing it. Every verse brings back memories as a kid. That room was the silent witness to my silly theatrical acts and poetry reading and declamation rehearsals..lol..
      My mother was my coach whenever a join a competetion, but it was in that tiny space that i say perfected the craft and injected my own interpretations of the pieces my mother wrote..and she would be surprise to witness me incorporate my own.

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      1. Gina says:

        I can so picture that. A room is a sanctuary, a place to be little women. And look what a gorgeous hunan you have become. ❤️😍❤️😍

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      2. michnavs says:

        😚😚😚 thank you Gina 😊😊😊

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  13. Such a beautiful poem full of heart and soul….. bringing back memories of warmth and a feeling I think of being secure… 🙂 I remember my bedroom as a child… However I had to share it with my three other sisters, two in a bed, until I was 18 when we got bunk beds for me and my next sister down… 🙂 It was only when I got married aged 20 I had the luxury of feeling a bedroom was my own…. 🙂
    So pleased your tiny room brought you those memories Mich..

    Love and Hugs my friend.. ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhhh thank you Sue..i think regardless of the kind of space we have when we were young; that space had contributed a lot in moulding us and in preparing us as we become adults…😊😊😊

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      1. I totally agree…. Mega hugs right back ❤

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  14. parikhit dutta says:

    There is a sense of nostalgia and something so beautiful! 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  15. Jules says:

    I enjoyed this summary… I really like the last line. Some verses or thoughts do seem to tattoo themselves in our senses 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Jules so much..😊😊😊

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