Poetry has always been a Pandora’s box for me. Through the years, as I learned to read into words and pauses, it opened a world that I wanted to embrace. Fraught with emotions, desires, and innocence, there are poems to this day that I earmark for each feeling I cannot fit into the conventional labelling. Continue reading “PaperPlanes#7 – Food For Soul”
The willow grove’s visible prayer holds much more beauty for me now, as do all the phases of a day. Now I want to be a part of every sunrise, and every sunset and find romance in noon. Continue reading PaperPlanes#6 – Boast of Quietness
A rose may smell as sweet by any other name but a child’s first words with the maternal force of divine, in any shape or form other than the rhythmical, cadenced cry cannot weave the same magic in the ears or the airs of the world. Continue reading PaperPlanes#5 – His Words are Great Music!
Mahadevi Verma starts after Satan has fallen because she may be sweeping the floor off and preparing to start the next round when the doomsday prediction is around the corner. Continue reading PaperPlanes#4 – Panth Rehne Do Aparichit, Pran Rehne Do Akela
Prof. K S Nissar Ahmed (Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed) is a prominent Kannada poet and writer. KurigaLu, Saar, KurigaLu is his hard-hitting poetical satire that will forever apply to humans. Continue reading “PaperPlanes#3 – KurigaLu Saar KurigaLu”
Masaoka Shiki came up with the term for standalone haiku, made popular by Basho. Continue reading PaperPlanes#2 – Warming up to Haiku
In 1863, Harper’s Weekly hired Thomas Nast to draw Santa Claus bringing gifts for the troops fighting in the American Civil War. Continue reading PaperPlanes#1 – Made of Poetry