Saturday, January 15, 2011

Poetry

When I was a kid I thought Poetry only meant a collection of lines with sometimes intelligent and at times ridiculous rhyming words in the end. And it was something which always sounded fun in totality.

But when I grew up I came across such pieces which didn’t have a single rhyming word in the end or any overtly synchronised rhythm in the content for that matter. And yet people termed them Poetry. Perhaps of a different kind! I surmised.

One day, I tried to translate my life so far in simple sentences as in each year of my life equating to one line. Surprisingly, there were no rhyming words in the end and some of the lines were scary as hell!

It took some time but eventually I accepted and later respected the fact that those lines -defining my life thus far - taken together was also Poetry.

Perhaps of a different kind! I know. And I thus realized, its not how a particular piece is written but how it all sounds and what all it evokes that is the point of it all!


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13 comments:

n B c said...

Yup :)) Thanks !!

antra..... said...

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.."

so,the more scarier your lines are,the more fascinating they will sound as a whole and that is how your life's poetry is going to be..for you rather be different than ordinary...!

great going neel.... :)

n B c said...

Thanks Antara!!

Lebnox said...

Novo, I'd have taken a bow, had you been in front of me. Literally. I mean, you observe things and stuff so well. And well means WELL! I read it. I re-read it. And I re-re-read it! I kept on reading it! Superb! :)) :D

n B c said...

Thanks Leb-Naman-Nox !! :))

Lebnox said...

Blogger should have a feature of liking the comment! ;)

n B c said...

But a comment about liking a comment always sounds better :))

Lebnox said...

Haha! You and your wits! No wonder your book sales are so high! ;) :)

Dev said...

So very tru Nov...
Inspires me too think of 25 lines that would be sufficient enough to describe my life...
:)

n B c said...

Thanks for your comment Dev !!

AnuRadha GarimelLa said...

""Zindagi ek geet hai... ise hoton pe sajale .. gham ho ya khushi ho.. pyar se gungunale ...""
" ... duniya jise doharaye..nagme aise tho suna....... " :))

Love this BU!!! lovely!! :) GBU (...you) :P ..khee hee :P

n B c said...

Finally !! ... thanks Anuradha :)

Debajit Saha said...

Sapno jokhon sottie hoy mone hoy olik poua...
Tabu tar majhe lukiye thake ek ruro bastobotar choua...