An Inimitable Gift


imageThe WordPress poem challenge few days back was elevating, proposing the poets to write a piece of poem or verse incorporating three distinctive elements together – ‘Acrostic’, ‘Simile’ and the theme should be ‘Gift’. Confining creativity within forms and boundaries do ask for efforts. The poem is a dedication to my son, my bundle of joy. Here’s my timid attempt:


An Inimitable Gift

Mother to thee
Yonder destiny.
Sole riches
One’s earnest plea.
Nimble as Mercury,
Darlin’ of mine.
Igniting the light of affection;
Vermilion as dusk in glee.
Inundated kisses
Nature’s inimitable gift.
Epiphany in cacophony,
Gladness to authority.
Infinite like horizon
Fathoms my love for you,
The dearest of me.



Colour Blue denotes usage of Acrostic.Β An Acrostic is a poem or form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line or paragraph spells out a word or a message. ‘MY SON DIVINE GIFT’ is the acrostic being used in the poem.

Colour Red denotes usage of Simile.
A Simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind through connecting words such as ‘like’, ‘as’, ‘so’, ‘then’, making the description more emphatic and vivid.

‘Mercury’ in the poem denotes Roman god known for his speed and mobility.


100 thoughts on “An Inimitable Gift

  1. Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay says:

    Very nice poem and skillfully crafted. Reminds of chitra-kavyas of our yester-years’ Sanskrit kavis.

  2. You wrote a beautiful poem for your divine gift and you are up to the challenge and more. I can not write within the confines of such strict rules. My poems are more free form.
    Glad to meet you.

  3. ahh!!!!how come i have missed this post.I would have surely tried that similie thing aswell then πŸ˜‰
    Anyways thats beautifully done and my az form today is Acrostic too…lol

  4. Wow Chaitali.. A divine gift to the divine creation of Gos, children. The poem is very beautiful and it shows your love for your son is beyond the horizon and infinite. Love the way you use the words.. Always creative. Lovely and sweet post.

    Happy Sunday.. πŸ™‚

  5. LLW…you have enriched the readers with this brilliant poem with all the lovely literary devices…Chaitali taking a bow at your inimitable style as always…

  6. sagarika says:

    The poem has the essence that nature has true gift that no other gifts can be traded with.
    I appreciated in which you have explained each form used to pen the poem.
    At times readers do not understand the reason and purpose why so and so variation is used.
    Thanks for sharing.

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