Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Lightning struck the sky and in came the thunderclap,
Loud and frightening, it made the tiny toddlers tightly wrap.
Hiding their navels, they protected their skin,
Children, small and big, everyone was afraid of Raijin.

*As a part of NaPoWriMo. #2
*The prompt by NaPoWriMo today was to  write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman mythology, a poem inspired by Norse mythology, or by one of the creatures from Japanese legend. So, I chose Raijin, the lightning and thunder God from Japanese mythology. It is believed that he eats the navels of children, hence the parents ask the children to hide their navels during thunderstorms.
*Also, do visit my friends who are participating in the challenge. You won't be disappointed. – Hrishikesh - Janaki – Jaibala – Karan - Naina – Nithya - Preeti – Rinzu – Rohan – Sfurti – Vinay


  1. I first read it as Rajni!!
    Good one again.

    1. Thanks. :) The name does seem confusing.

  2. Love the poem. Great inspiration.

    1. Thanks a lot. I am glad you liked it. :)

  3. This was different!
    Straight out of a mythological book!
    Great! :)


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