I’m looking for a place
That is peaceful and quiet,
For a moment of calm
Among the days of riot.
A voice whispered, “The world
Will always make an awful din,
Unless, darling girl,
You first calm the chaos within.”
© Jade M. Wong
Welcome back to World of Words, a prompt I’m co-hosting with Rosemarie of A Reading Writer and Maria of Doodle Scribbles. This week, we’re traveling to India with the word shanta, a Bengali word meaning peaceful, calm.
The rules are simple:
- Every week, we’ll post a word from a different country in the world.
- Write a poem inspired by that word and use the hashtag #worldofwords. You can also tag us so we know to come and check out your poem!
- We’ll be sharing our favorites on Instagram, the main hub of our co-hosting duties, but depending on the response here on WordPress, I’ll share my favorites here too.
Looking forward to reading your poetry!