I am working on some poems and a few other things so not very regular here. Today while going through my drafts I realized I had not shared these poems with you.
Kaafiya had a Rhyme along with Adil Jussawalla poetry prompt session on their FB page as part of their #KaafiyaMilao series in May 2017. The Poem I submitted was among the four winning poems selected by their editorial team.
The Prompt was from his beautiful poem Turning Seventy You can read his poem by clicking on the link.
Prompt – “My body is a pile of papers left behind on a bench.”
Here’s my poem :
There was another poetry prompt last year in April with poet / Writer Abha Iyengar. The prompt was a line from her favorite poem. Here is Abha’s poem which I copied from Kaafiya page .
And a conversation
What we have is
And a conversation
That neither of us began.
But as we speak the lines
We say everything in between.
Over the distance of the table
That separates us.
We move our legs back
Under and behind our chairs
Scared of touching
That which lies
beneath the lines.
Knowing that we will overflow
Over and above
Knocking it over
Even as our bodies strain
To keep back
All that drives us forward.
And a conversation.
And here is my poem that got selected along with four others.
This what Abha had to say about the poem,” “Tikuli talks of how an innocent outpouring of the heart into poems, and the doubts and assumptions that riddle a married life or a relationship bring an end to everything.”
This poem is also a part of my new book ‘Wayfaring‘ . I did a few changes to it before publishing and I am grateful to Abha for allowing me to include it in the collection. The book is available with all online book vendors worldwide so please go order your copy today.
Do look up the Kaafiya Page and follow them on Twitter to participate in their weekly prompts and other good things they do.
I will be sharing a few important posts soon. Just getting into the rhyme and rhythm of things around me.
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