For many days, I have wondered what do I say?
Is there anything useful, in knowing of me this way?
Just a visiting card, this space does seem to be,
How can you know, just by this, all about me?
I have a million thoughts, racing through my mind,
So many emotions, difficult to capture I do find,
A writer’s journey, in the quest of dreams, desire,
Straight from the heart, scars that burn like a fire.
Read my rhymes, dear friend, to know my heart,
I place my mind in poetry, a really subtle art.

Cast your minds on my work,
Just forget about li’l ol’ me,
I’m just an amateur writer,
Nothing much more to see.

With my trusted quill & ink,
I fill the voids my mind shows,
Balancing my thoughts, like
Thorns that complete a rose.

The poet amateur, that’s me,
Wandering on paths unknown,
In infinite lanes of my mind,
Where I always walk alone.

Thirteen years I have been in Blogsville, and over the time, my friends have christened me with nicknames. I’m Vinay, but having written under a pen-name for a long time, they call me by that name โ€” Leo, so I’m Vinay Leo R.

I write a lot of poetry.. forms or free verse. I even dab my hand in inks of fiction and long series stories at times! I reside wherever inspiration holds its court, where the thoughts flow like the river goes over each stone.

I’m no professional in writing, still a student at heart, learning and becoming better as time passes. I may have a lot of writes, but yes, I’m still the amateur poet, wanting to better myself. Poetry is what keeps me going when I want to say I give up.! I rhyme without reason, because my love for writing is unconditional. To me, writing is an art that I’m trying to perfect.

It wasn’t my first choice actually, blogging.. I was brought to this beautiful world by a friend, and I’ve not looked back since.

106 thoughts on “About”

  1. I think we’re all amateurs at heart as we learn life’s lessons and express them in words which sometimes tumble over each other. Your piece captured the heart of many a writer. Thanks,

  2. Before anything else, you have a purely magical and beautiful blog. I would have said it’s as beautiful as poetry but here it would seem only ironic.
    Poetry is one of the noblest forms of expression, and to do it so well is an art you surely possess in abundance.
    Waiting to read more, know more, and grow more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow…feels like u stole the words from my mouth if i were to describe my love of writing and my foray into the world of poetry and blogging!…glad to know that there are similar minded people out there….:) Ur writing inspires!!!..Keep blogging…

  4. WOW. I know that’s an understatement, but then that’s the only word that comes in mind after going through your blog.
    All your poems are so unique, so beautiful and they always leave a magical impact on the reader!
    Had I not stumbled upon your blog, I seriously would have missed out something!
    Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks for all that appreciation, Sohini ๐Ÿ™‚ I certainly hope to live up to that expectation. Welcome to my blog, and hope to see your comments on my poems as well sometime. Cheers & happy weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hey Leo! Have known you from 2-3 months, and finally, TODAY, I got a chance to explore your blog. I regret not having the time to do this earlier. In all seriousness, what a blog! Your poems are so beautifully expressed, and thoughts well organized into words. Keep writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I thought of you, when I read this yesterday! Very similar to the example you quoted on Haiku Heights about ‘What is a Haiku?’

    will I grow old
    like you?
    autumn butterfly

    ano yo^ ni waga mo oishi ka aki no cho^


    by Issa, 1804

  7. Hi Leo,

    My name is Rishi Vohra and I am the author of a debut fiction novel titled ‘Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai.’ For more information on the book, please visit http://www.rishivohra.com. I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my book on your blog. Look forward to hearing back!



    • Congratulations on the debut fiction. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sure, Rishi. I’d be happy to. I had read about the book from your interview with Arpita. It sounds interesting.

  8. You are really a very talented poet, Leo! I loved your blog name, we all rhyme without reason in every aspect of our life cause we all endeavor to attain perfection on various platforms! I am glad to come across your blog and will certainly be following! Take Care!
    With warm wishes,

  9. In the world of blogs..urs really stands out…loved the intro, the design, the branding… Its simply WOWWWWW

    look forward to knowing u more thru ur rhymes…

  10. I just discovered your blog – via Google. I follow quite a few poets on WordPress and one wrote an elfje – so I wanted to find out about this poetic form and….here I am. I really enjoy your work and look forward to reading more. kimberly:)

  11. A well organised and skillfully laid out site you do have. Like you I too have been introduced into this world of blogging by somebody close to my heart or in fact by somebody who lives there. I find this intro itself very captivating and do intend to read every article of yours past and present and derive cues, being a novice. Your musings do leave an impression, good wordscraftmanship!!

  12. Looks like the whole world was here before me! But as compensation I read the entire thing as well all the 68 comments above me ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’d like to say just two words “bloody hell” (Ron Weasly style) !

  13. Hi Leo!
    Good blog! Interesting writing! And amused by your fan following! Glad that I landed:)
    We’re in search of potential bloggers across the country & I feel you deserve to be a part of our bloggers crew! I would love to brief you over an email. Can i have your id?

    • Glad you felt the writing was interesting, and it’s more of a friend following than a fan following I think.

      Hope your search pays off, Thamizh ๐Ÿ™‚ But I don’t do well as part of a crew. Thanks.

    • Hi Kunal. ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you liked my poetry! There’s a subscription option on the “Latest Posts” page. Because mine is self hosted WordPress, there’s no “follow button”. You could, alternatively, just add my blog address to WordPress Reader directly.

  14. Good God….it’s akin to climbing the Stairs to a Shrine…. Going through 96 comments before posting mine…..
    Amazing blog….”stumbled” on it through the Daily Prompt….but I don’t see you there very regularly….

    Was intrigued by “I rhyme without reason “, coz I like to do that too!!

    Looking fwd to interesting interaction…..

    • LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s accumulated over the years, Aruna Menon. That’s why! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you felt it was amazing. Happy to have you stumble across my humble abode on Blogsville.

      I do try to be regular there, but it’s only of late I’ve started writing for the daily prompts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Love your “About Me”. It’s really good to get to know. It’s fascinating to see how you love to write. It’s great to get to know you. Lovely blog name too. It suits you perfectly.

  16. Coming here for the first time Vinay, courtesy #WordsMatter. You have introduced yourself is such a delightful manner that I am now intrigued enough to read more of your poems. I am not a poet at all (can’t rhyme to save my life! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) But I enjoy reading poetry. Subscribing now!


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