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Monday, May 26, 2014

200 and a lot more to go...



'Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words,' Robert Frost. And I truly believe in it. My first poem was 'When You Came'. I don't know what inspired it, may be a movie or another poem but I do remember, I wrote it in one go.

There are several poems which I have written in one go and I post them without editing a single word. I may sound a bit narcissist but I love these unedited raw flow of words. It feels words are flowing and your pen, acting as its buddy, is scribbling it on a piece of paper. Oh yes, I write on paper and sometimes on my iPad, which I won for writing a poem.

But even with edited poems, there is one thing in common - Your feelings; be it for the love of your life, December 16th or Facebook likes. You ought to feel it and write it that very moment. If you don't, the poem dies; in softer words, you have delayed its birth. So, it has to be spontaneous. You feel it, you write it.

Few of my unedited, spontaneous poems -


One more thing which I feel for poetry is Connect. People should be able to connect with your emotions, the way you want. Or atleast, they should comprehend your emotions. One reason, I write in very simple language.  

Couple of years back someone asked me, how would I like my eulogy to read. I said - 

'She wanted to be a poet and died as one.'

*Written as a part of IndiSpire Edition 14 and this post marks the double century on my blog.

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113 comments:

  1. About spontaneity agreed...about people connecting...well Saru that can't say because I still have one great work of a great female writer who won a Nobel prize in literature and must admit I do lack the ability to understand it. So it still decorates my book rack and I am really looking for someone who could make me appreciate the work. Same thing about certain paintings, art, sculpture. I guess one's expression is very personal. To be able to understand...and connect is just chance. For all I know most famous poets and writers have died penniless and broke and have achieved glory posthumously when world searched and connected to what they meant or had said.
    I would however like urs because am able to understand and connect. Really can't tell what u meant when u composed but I do tell u my thoughts about some of mine over yours. Congratulations on your 200th and wish you many many more. And pls don't talk about eulogy now...not yet...not yet...

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    1. Exactly, one should be able to connect. One connect with some writers and with some it's plain words. Actually someone asked about the eulogy and that was my reply. It's always a pleasure hearing from you and thanks a ton for being here, Shivani.

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  2. congratulations on the 200th post. I came here by reading your poems and will be coming for them again and again :) Keep writing, dear Saru. Good luck for the contest.

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  3. Let me join your joy on this occasion of the 200th post. Poetry and emotions go together, though I don't agree with Wordsworth's definition of poetry as spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions. I'd rather to with T S Eliot who argued that the emotions should undergo a transformation in the crucible of the poet's mind and consciousness.

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    1. That's an interesting take on poetry. Sometimes when something touches you and you are not finding the right words to express your emotions; Eliot's definition holds good. Thanks for your wishes and sharing your views. :)

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  4. congratulations and keep it going :)

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  5. Congrats on your 200th post, Saru! I quite enjoy your poems. Wish you loads of luck to keep on conquering new milestones.

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    1. Thanks for always being here, Rachna!

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  6. So true - poetry is feelings put into words.

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  7. Congratulations. I completely agree with the flowing unedited rawness of poems . There's a different appeal to it. Perhaps it does show

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    1. There is some unusual connect with such poems. Thanks a ton for your wishes. :)

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  8. i totally agree that poetry has to be spontaneous.. very well written

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  9. Congrats Saru on your 200th post on your blog..may you add many more hundreds of poems for us to enjoy..

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    1. Hope so, thanks for a beautiful comment.

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  10. Congrats!! And yes absolutely!! Poems should be spontaneous..:)

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  11. oh come one .. too early to think of a EULOGY ..

    and congrats on the 200ht oh yes a lot more to goooooooooooooooooooooo


    Bikram

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  12. Congratulations Saru for the Double Ton:) Hope we will continue to read your Words in times to come!

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    1. Hope so, Sir. Thanks for your continuous support. :)

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  13. congratulations on your 200th post :)

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  14. Congratulations..
    'She wanted to be a poet and died as one.'..Loved this choice for eulogy...:)

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  15. You wrote almost all that what i wanted to write.....congrats for ur 200th blogpost....:-)

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  16. Congrats Saru.......poetry is really all about giving words to your thoughts....Frost is one of my favourite poets... :-)

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    1. Mine too... Thanks for your wishes dear :)

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  17. Congratulations !!!!!
    'She wanted to be a poet and died as one.' just loved your choice. !!
    Keep it going

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  18. Congrats for writing more and more...yes, I agree with your thoughts on poetry . Keep it up Saru :)

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  19. 'She wanted to be a poet and died as one.'...this line just took my heart away..poems are indeed the most beautiful form of expressing ourselves :)

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  20. Wow, awesome! Congratulations Saru... thats a great feat! And yes, truly agree about the flow of emotions and the connect that a poem has to have. I love unedited poems too... it gives such a warm feeling inside when you are able to put in words exactly what you have in mind, without having to edit a word of it. Looking forward to many more great poems from you! Kudos!

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    1. It does give you a new high. Thanks for a lovely comment, Nandita. :)

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  21. Congratulation Saru, Thanking for sharing so much of good stuff......and keep it up, reach 1000 soon.......God bless you.....keep blogging and keep in touch.....takecare.

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  22. Congratulations. This is quite a commendable job. I concur on what the quote alludes. Poetry indeed opens the gates to that mode where your conscience expresses itself in a rather untrammeled way. Your renditions become more of a manifestation than a genesis as it is with other forms of writing. 200 poems from you and I could write only two. :P I guess this is an apt occasion to share one with you. :)

    http://www.disavowed.in/2014/01/cornered-i-saw-enigma-of-life.html

    Cheers!

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    1. Actually, not 200 poems. It's 200 posts. Thanks a lot for your wishes, Tushar.

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  23. congrats for 200th post ur poetry is realy touching heart

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  24. Ah! Saru - THAT's why I am no good at appreciating or writing poetry (I did try at school but it was more rhymes than poetry as I can see now) - my brain kicks in and I start thinking much before I start feeling.

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    1. Hehehe... I think - To each his own, talent I mean. You can create humor, like you just did in your comment. :)

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  25. LOVE THE UNEDITED RAW WORDS. I REMEMBER A LITTLE BIT OF MY FIRST POEM.I WAS IN 5TH CLASS. IT WAS ABOUT MY SITTING ON THE BANK OF A RIVER.

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    1. 5th standard, that's great. Please share it on your blog Ma'am.

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  26. Gayle hits a double century huh? Congratulations & celebrations... :)

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  27. 200th! Great going, Saru! Congratulations. Just read your poem Death of a Nation from two years ago. Very touching.
    Let the words flow :)

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked that poem. :)

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  28. Lovely eulogy. I do like reading your posts for the very same reason, you keep it simple ad to the point, not getting lost in flowery language.

    keep it flowing!

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  29. Congratulations SARU! 200th post is a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig deal!!! Btw!! That unedited untouched poem was beautiful..
    and that eulogy..damn!

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  30. very nice. yes that is the same reason I too write in simple language and the thing about connect,so true.

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  31. Congrats for your 200th post .. gr8 going and well done :)

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  32. Congratulations! Yes, many more centuries to ahead!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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  33. congratulation .. :) keep writing !

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  34. To my mind you have given a wonderful tip to other poets & beginners at this time of reaching a landmark."You ought to feel it and write it that very moment. If you don't, the poem dies; in softer words, you have delayed its birth. So, it has to be spontaneous. You feel it, you write it."
    May many more wonderful lines flow from your pen!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rajeev. Truly humbled!

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  35. Congratulations! Happy for you Saru! Wish you many more miles to go!!!

    Someone is Special

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  36. You'll definitely stand up as one of the better modern poets of this era.
    That line, 'She wanted to be a poet and died as one.' summarizes your addiction to words, and sure you've put up an awesome blog consisting of some great poems.

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  37. I am sure from 200 to 2000 the journey will be smooth. All the best for many many posts to come!

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  38. I agree and kudos to you...your awards are your rewards. Cheers to many more.

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  39. I remember you mentioning "The day I drowned in my own tears" to me, in one of your comments, that I was a personal experience. I have never posted a poem without editing. I am more confident in my write ups.

    200, wow! Still reeling in early 50s . Big achievement and many more to go :). Kudos!

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    1. You should write more often and btw, loved your new hindi poem.

      Thanks a ton for your constant support, Prateek. :)

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  40. 200th post, wow.
    I love all your poems. They definitely connect. :)
    Keep writing lot more posts & poems.

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  41. congratulations, i love what you think about poetry.

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  42. Congrats Saru..may your poems always remain eloquent. <3

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  43. Back to your blog after sooo long...I am so glad..Your words are so honest and I can so relate to it... Amazing!

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.com

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  44. Publish many more. It is treat to read.

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    1. I will and thanks for the motivation, Sir.

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  45. Well said Saru.IT is an emotion, the spontaneous flow of recollected emotions . I Loved the quote by Frost.

    Also,Congrats on the double Century. Keep writing more:-)

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  46. Congratulations on 200th post.

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  47. I have been reading you since i entered blogosphere... you are always inspirational and additive sometimes :)
    Congratulations for your 200th.

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    1. Humbled, thanks for a generous comment :)

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  48. Many congratulations, Saru, 200 is a great achievement! Here's to many many more, all best wishes to you! :-)

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  49. congratulation...!! and all the very best :) happy blogging !!

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  50. Congratulations on your 200th. And that last line - Awesome.

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  51. congratz on your 200th post :) I feel that the poems I write without worrying about structure and rhyme has more feeling to it than the concise structured ones.

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    1. I feel because they have a dash of honesty.

      Thanks for your wishes.

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  52. Heartfelt Congratulations Buddy and each work you wrote above is truw to the core...Straight From The Heart <3 <3

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