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.