Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.~ T. S. Eliot
I don’t know where to begin to describe or define poetry. I believe that poetry is the art of showing the world in a light it has never been seen in. It isn’t about looking at something new. It isn’t about looking at something with a new look.
Poetry is the art of finding a new way to look.
Then what about the poet? Is the poet merely a looking glass or a window to the world that was never opened? John Keats sums it up with his quote:
Continue reading W101.V2. Day 5. Musings of a Muse
Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.
Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.
We all fear something in life. Sometimes more than one fear at the same time. It could have a fear of failing in class, a fear of “what-if?”, a fear of dying alone and lonely, and so on and so forth.
I’m no exception. I’ve had my fair share of fears. I still do too. But somehow as each fear arises, solutions also manifest that help me overcome. Sometimes, it’s easy. Sometimes I need to sleep on it. Sometimes I’ll have to talk it out with someone who’s faced it. No matter the method, a solution is always available. The fact is that this too shall pass.
Continue reading Day 17: Cut. Copy. Paste.
Today’s Prompt: Imagine you had a job in which you had to sift through forgotten or lost belongings. Describe a day in which you come upon something peculiar, or tell a story about something interesting you find in a pile.
Today’s twist: If you’d like to continue our serial challenge, also reflect on the theme of lost and found more generally in this post.
The first post in this series, Day Four: Lost in Thought (Part 1/3) can be considered as from the dad’s point of view.
The second post in this series, Day 13: Faith Found (Part 2/3) includes a conversation between the father and the son and has a reference to the mother also.
And, hence, I welcome you to the third, and most probably final post in the series – from the point of view of the boy.
Continue reading Day 16: Neither The Beginning Nor The End (Part 3/3)
Today’s Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.
Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.
Book: The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes – Part 2
What a word that’s so open to interpretation.
Dear good twin brother,
It seems like an eternity since we actually spoke to each other. Something that is quite normal, except for the fact that we are conjoined twins.
Continue reading Day 14: Together Forever
Today’s Prompt: Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?
Today’s twist: Turn your post into a character study.
This year I did meet a lot of people. Each one has proven to be quite as interesting as the previous one. Somehow, each person has taught me something new and imbibed me with some lessons. Lessons that came not just from the positive experiences, but from the negative ones as well.
Continue reading Day Six: Characters…
“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”Sirius Black