A digital painting by Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath stirred the wordsmith in me. A brilliant rendition it is, of the darkness of fiery Corona red, the lonely quarantine nursed with love from afar and the golden sliver peeking, a sign of hope.
Here it is in verse form as “Lonely?”.
Thank you Aishwarya.
The apathy/insolence of the call for positivity material for upcoming ‘Mann ki baat’ was the trigger for this. God help us.
A message from Susan Jagannath on “How will the pandemic affect poetry” written by Julia Alvarez, triggered by creative juices resulting in “Poet & Covid”.
Thank you Susan Jagannath, the writer of Amazon bestsellers.
The news item of a cremation ground being walled with tin sheets to (possibly) hide deaths due to Covid startled me. The word ‘walls’ stuck in my mind, connecting the various walls that have come up and divided us. Precipitating finally in a shrill cry ‘It’s time for the walls to go”, here is my outburst as a creative “walls”.
When you face a crushing failure, what do you do?Read this poem ‘failure’, written for @AllPoetry brevity contest, to be written in 10 words.
When I was in cycling in the English countryside as part of training and acclimatising for London-Edinburgh-London 1400KM brevet, the wonderful scenery all around brought out the wordsmith in me.
“Have you felt pain so deep that sucks everything turning you into a ‘living dead?’ . A creative that I wrote for @AllPoetry contest on “Pain or Love” in 26 words exactly.
Dark can be beautiful and shiny or real ugly. Isn’t it sad that when it adorns humans, it is most often the latter?
A creative 15 word brevity contest at AllPoetry based on the prompt ‘dark’. (Oh, it was awarded Gold.)
When an AllPoetry contest prompted me with a 15 word brevity poem on ‘Disaster’, I remembered the recent articles of how smart people lost money. Falling for the age old trick of seduction, now digital, versed as “just a click”.
When a 15-word brevity contest based on prompt ‘Vanilla’ on AllPoetry popped up, my creative juices perked. A gently titillating scene emerged and words fell in place. Next time you have hot chocolate fudge ice cream, remember this and savour it.