Great news for all the digital book readers.
Very excited to announce that ‘Yours Truly – words from within’ book is now available on all eBook readers (Apple iBook, Nook, Sony reader etc). Get your copy now and enjoy!
Yours Truly available on all eBook Readers August 11, 2011
Great news for all the digital book readers.
Kissing Moon June 18, 2011
My longing desire beckons
Go kiss the fair faced moon!
Though its reflection lies
giving forth a priceless smile
than why oblige to go
kiss the fair faced moon?
Smile March 10, 2011
You need not be rich or poor
You need not be of any cast
you need not be of any color
you need not have to be afraid
A smile is all you need
it speaks all language
give it a try!
National Poetry Month April 19, 2010
“April is the cruellest month,
breeding lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing memory and desire,
stirring dull roots with spring rain.”
– T.S. Eliot
‘Hope’ for Haiti January 16, 2010
It keeps you sane
in extreme desperation
holds your hand
in the darkest era
lifts your soul
to the zenith of serenity
yet keeps you touched
to the realm of reality
is like an air lingering around,
it keeps you breathing
‘Hope’ Dedicated to the people of Haiti & Hoping and praying for best.
Where do I get Inspiration? August 16, 2009
I have received several emails asking me interesting questions and especially one in particularly tend to be repetitious so I thought I would post it on the blog to share.
Where do I get the inspiration to even begin writing poetry?
First and foremost I’m not an expert on teaching but I can surely give you my version of exploring Inspiration. Let me make it clear that inspiration comes in many forms it can be adopted from almost anywhere and everywhere you just need the imagination to make it yours and explore or expend on it. Few simple ways to be inspired would be by something of your own interest, something that you absolutely love or love doing. For example, by music, reading or seeing something that absolutely takes your breath away, traveling or being inspired by places and ofcourse by people/role model/mentor/guru etc. An Inspiration can be as simple as what eyes see and —— and as complex as unseen imagination. Anyhow when you do find something inspires you grab a pen and paper and begin writing what you can and try to expand with your own thoughts on it.
To sum up in short:
Instead of going out and seeking inspiration, Inspiration is something that should come to you from within!
One question people have asked me over and over again is where do I get my inspiration from?
It sure is hard to explain in few words where I get my inspiration from so I thought I would rather answer that question by giving an example of my very own creation that way I can’t go wrong and I’m able to help others to expand their creative thoughts into poetry. So here it is.
Being a little sufi minded that I am and you will probably see lot of my poems shows a little glimpse of it. Having said that I’m selecting “Perfect You”(one of my poem) and how it came to its existence. I have my ever so favorite lines from a song sung by nusrat fateh ali khan and lyrics written by Mohammad Iqbal Naqibi. The first time I heard those line it instantly became mine and I explored it in my own way by questioning it and putting some of my own thoughts in it. Here are the lines:
Yeh zami jab na thi aasama jab na tha
chaand suraj na the…aasman jab na tha,
Raaz-e-haq bhi kisi per ayaan jab na tha
kuch na tha tab yeha…tha magar tu hi tu
When this earth and world did not exist
When there was no moon, sun or sky
When the secret of the truth was yet unravelled
When there was nothing, there was you…only you
Upon hearing the lines above I thought about that “only you” and how ‘I’ would come in the picture and that’s when “Perfect You” was born
Ocean as a Universe
and a drop of water
But, what am I
when I unite
with pure perfection?
Where you as pure ocean,
and myself as a lyrical drop
with a desire to blend
Additional ways of Inspiration
I recently came across a site of a wonderful artist Audette Sophia who is also a writer, creative educator, performing artist, wornderful person at heart and the list goes on and on. Thank you for allowing me to share your article “15 Great Inspiration Sources” on my blog.
I really hope this helps you all and in many ways.
Reincarnation of Poetry.com April 23, 2009
Poetry.com previously owned by Watermark Media, one of the most popular and largest poetry site on web was bought out by Lulu . I have to say without any doubt that lots of poets and writers relied on that site to learn and share their work. So on hearing the news it upset a lot of poets and writers since they won’t be able to connect with other poets and submit their work in contests run by poetry.com.
However, here’s the great news I found out last week…
“Self-publishing site Lulu has re-launched the site http://www.Poetry.com, where users can connect with other poets and digitally publish their own verse at no cost. The site resembles Lulu.com in that it is targeted toward writers who want to connect with their peers and have access to resources to receive reviews and feedback on their work.”
And yes…the spokesperson of Lulu also said they would start adding new features in future months.
So hopefully ‘Lulu Poetry’ is just another incarnation of Poetry.com and we all get lot more out of Lulu Poetry.
I can’t wait to expore Lulu Poetry…