Naani Form Prompt Rayna HallowayWith the passing of Diwali we wanted to share a traditional Telugu poetry form called, Naani. Naani means ‘an expression of one and all’ and was popularized by renowned Indian poet, Dr N. Gopi.

The Naani is a four line poem consisting of 20-25 syllables. Whilst it does not have any rigid subject or thematic boundaries, it normally depicts human relationships or current events.


For more examples of poems written using this form search the hashtag #Naani on Instagram, or visit our community here.

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