This Thanksgiving, I woke up to some heartwarming news. One of my favorite poems, written with much tenderness, has found a special place in a book. My poem is now a part of this collection of writings and illustrations from over 160 creatives inspired by the opening line “If I were a house.”
This fourth collection of #FromOneLine writings is a collaborative project with Sleep Pod – All profits raised from the sale of this title will go to Sleep Pod, to support the incredible work they do in helping keep rough sleepers and refugees warm and dry.
FromOneLine – If I were a house, anthology is now live on Amazon and available to purchase in the US and UK. An eBook version will be available in the next couple of days. In India, the book is also available on pothi.com.
“Thank you so much for being part of this book. I hope you are as pleased with the end result as I am, and I hope that together we can raise lots of funds for Sleep Pod, whilst also giving your words and artwork extra wings to travel around the world.”
Note from Meghan Dargue of the Kobayaashi Studios
As I rejoice for being a part of this global community of creatives, my heart is filled with gratitude for the day, I discovered the #FromOneLine prompt on Twitter. I loved the writing challenge and it soon became a part of my creative routine. I admire Meghan Dargue’s artwork, as I get the first glimpse of the book in this video. She is a talented artist and a wonderful person. I want to give a loud shoutout to Meg for not only bringing the creatives together but for always being kind, gentle, and encouraging in her communication. She helps us make the world better with words and drawings.
It always feels like home With the aroma Of warm bread and cheese Ginger, vanilla, and cinnamon Filling up the rooms With the scent of welcome Spices wafting away From slightly ajar windows Baking, cooking, brewing The clutter of pots, pans Subduing voices In the head Ignoring bitterness In the heart Aspiring only to capture Flavors that can conceal This lingering starkness Inside the white walls
An interesting poem for an interesting prompt 155 #FromOneLine
A butterfly in the classroom Fluttering around in captivity On books, graphs, and notes Blue on white, a few dark strokes Colors splattered from test tubes Scorching winged dreams of the Drifting desires of adolescence
It is a grand wrap for 2021, with 6 of my poems part of this beautiful anthology of poetry and flash fiction – FromOneLine (Vol.2).
Writing in a few words and within limited characters is a great mental challenge. When you have to create using only the provided first-line prompt, it becomes all the more interesting for the writer.
This anthology brings together myriad perspectives and creativity to these first-line prompts. A perfect Christmas gift with a colorful cover and an accompanying bookmark, with talent overflowing through its pages. The second FromOneLine Anthology has been published as an A5 paperback book. It features 41 prompt lines, 113 authors and 457 poems, and flash fiction.
Where the vine tangles Trumpet flowers grow in Peachy, blissful, innocence Sweet, balmy fragrance Covering a vast facade Of suffocating branches So in life, beauty captivates Even as breathless leaves Perish gently in the breeze