An aspiring poet from the shady regions of Southern India. Inspired by the capital-G Great poets like William Shakespeare, Matuso Basho, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Robert Frost, Rabindhranath Tagore, EE Cummings, WH Auden, DH Lawrence and other post-modern Poets (Notably Billy Collins and Richard Moore).
A good friend, with a cheeky sense of humor. I usually don't socialize that much, but I'm not socially awkward either. And I read a lot of books (All genres, but I mostly avoid Fiction)! In that kind of sense, you can call me a nerd. I have a love-hate relationship with my gym, though I always love a good night's sleep and refreshing nature walks. Shortly, in a way of saying, I take life as it comes.
A finance student by profession and a PC gamer; quasi-traditional and a sucker for good music. A huge Michael Jackson fan. But I don't restrict myself to just one or two genres. My tastes range from Beethoven to Michael Jackson or Classic Rock to Blues. I like just about any good music.
I started off with writing as a means of fending off boredom, but it gradually grew into a passion. Poetry, I believe, is a self-content search for beauty in the simplest aspect of things.
I would like to think of myself as an imagist and a romanticist, who writes modern verse. My favorite genres are nature, love and memoir. I seldom write haikus, and short stories very rarely.
My Works are published in the following Books. Please buy them (And I sure would love feed-backs @ firstname.lastname@example.org) :
My works are also featured on several journals including Arizona State University's Literary Magazine and website, Canyon Voices (i3 and i7), The Other Herald ('Elements', Issue 51 and 'Fads, Ageism & Generations', Issue 54), The Stentorian, Miracle E-zine (Issue 3), Show-Me Doctrine and Carty's Poetry Journal (IV and V editions).
Writers' Cafe has done a lot to my Poetry life. I've evolved and changed as a Man and a Poet; I've made friends, enemies, found good critiques, realized bad comments and everything else- And I can say, I'm still enjoying it (Save for the infamous server break-downs of WC)!
As for my part in Writer's Cafe, apart from being a poet and writer, I'm a cold-eyed critic. I get complaints on lots of my reviews; but I strongly believe pointing out the negatives and/or suggesting corrections is an important duty of a good critique (And I expect the same for reviews I get). At the same time, if your writing is good, I won't hold back my appreciation and will probably add it to my favorites (I don't rate or allow ratings for my works; I'm not a fan of WC's Rating System).
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. - Plato.
(Poetry is) a mirror which makes something beautiful, which in truth is distorted. - Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - Thomas Stearns Eliot.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. - Edgar Allan Poe.
Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge-- it is as immortal as the heart of man. - William Wordsworth.
The poet’s problem is how to get his poem, her poem to have a life of its own. - Richard Moore.
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg.
Poetry, like the moon, does not advertise anything. - William Blissett.
We are hungry for the secret news about life. - Stanley Kunitz.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. - Anaïs Nin.
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes. - Joseph Roux.
The mind can be trained to relieve itself on paper. - Billy Collins.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. - Jean Cocteau.
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. - John Keats.
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko.