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“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.” — Dylan Thomas
There’s something so powerful about poetry, so unrestricted and boundless. Poetry can evoke emotion like nothing else can.
Today, in honour of April- World Poetry Month, I will be sharing some poetry written by some incredibly talented writers!
This is the last issue of the World Poetry Month series.
If you enjoy reading their poetry, show the poets some love in the comments!
‘Practicality’ by Sneha Devraj
Practicality always won
With the words of my brain
Convincing the blood reeking instrument
Of the possibility of falling out of love
Replies and reasons
Undulating as seasons
Pitched in night after day
Is it what they actually say?
Or is it the obnoxious appeal
Of the primary cycle
Of love, loved and lost
That leaves you a ghost
Twisting and tossing
Fickle and learning
Is it time, that against me
In a year, two or even three?
But they aren’t real
Tales on transient paper
Yet reason enough
To resurrect the winnowing tether
“I am enough to be loved”,
The mechanical muscle
But who will you love,
Presenting infinity as puzzle
Maybe it’s the bloody device again
Overwhelmed by the colours of love
Afraid, fragile and vain
As it sheds a river, taken over by pain
Grief engulfs as partition severes
One lover from her mate
Even in a book, painting a rainbow scene
As you turn pages of black and white
The heart forever the bait
‘Sandman’s Pursuit’ by Meenakshi Bhojwani
Close your eyes, let the day be over little one,
Let the sandman work, let him carry you to tomorrow’s sun.
The day has gone by, it’s woes carried off into dust,
So go to sleep little one,
Please dream on, you must.
I promise you when you open your eyes your path will be clear,
I promise you tomorrow will be a brighter day my dear.
So close your eyes little one, I see a rainbow coming to carry you forth,
To show you a beautiful world, to show you your true worth.
‘An Epiphany’ by Susmita Satheesh
Scrolling with my little thumbs,
I found pictures of places.
Places far far away from me,
Where I longed to go.
I longed to walk along deserted streets,
Past cafes along with the cool breeze.
I longed to see the marvels of humans,
Those that celebrated art and tyranny.
But as I scrolled further,
I saw the seas that adorned our coasts,
The mountains that highlighted my land,
The warmth of our home.
And I stopped,
Only to stare at the small screen again,
I wondered why we craved the experience
Of places that were complete strangers,
Why we called them beautiful
Why we fell in love with them.
Why do we love and appreciate those
That are far far away from us
But fail to love those
That are the closest to us?
Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed these poems, comment below and show the poets some love!
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