Birth of a poem …

I feel lazy right now;
I want to write, yes,
yet I don’t want to,
like I need to hide,
from words I spied
that intrigued me,
yet it’s in the words
I can breathe free,
I can be that me,
I always want to be.

I know for certain,
marriage happens
each time I write,
my thoughts in love
with words I find,
a love not so blind;
yet I don’t know,
if it’s best to let go,
be sure once again,
for the love is true,
the words return,
when I do yearn.

oh well, I did write,
it feels good too,
so a love for words
is definitely true.


Shared with One Single Impression and Poetry Pantry.


(’12, Nov 16)

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Words are in love with you and they come and hug you and then spread on the sheet and you appear to be taking them all so well and soon they find themselves shining in your poems…that’s what …isn’t it Leo..

    As usual I liked your poem..
    RS:))

    • Ah. Yes, RSji. I find poetry to be just that. 🙂 Though they shine themselves, I just give them the paper and the binding to make a book 😀 Glad you liked the poem. 😉

    • Yeah. It is part of being a poet I feel 🙂 Thank you, Abin. I was just at your blog, and found the poem there to be beautiful as well.

    • Yeah, absolutely, Geraldine 🙂 We’ve all been there, and we go there often too. Glad you felt the interpretation to be interesting. Thanks!

    • Thank you, and I’m glad you loved it, Shivani. I visited your haze poem, and I liked it too. 🙂 I believe I found it on Indivine first, and then at the Poetry Pantry.

  2. Hi Leo, thanks for dropping in… and offcourse thanks for the encouragement 🙂
    here you’ve expressed the exact state of turmoil which every poet and ‘want to be poet’ suffer before creating his piece… some famous literate described penning a poem is no less than tolerating labor pain!!!

    • Most welcome, and I enjoyed the thought behind your poetry, Anunoy. 🙂 Turmoil, and doubts, they’re part of every poem’s creation I guess. Thank you. 😀 I agree with the famous literate too. It’s quite a feeling to write a poem. 😉

  3. I like the idea that marriage happens each time you write. Writing a poem definitely is forging a relationship, and indeed it is love. I enjoyed this!

  4. How true that “marriage happens each time I write” it feels good when the words slip on to the paper just like they belonged there, doesn’t it? I really enjoyed this.

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