When an idea murmurs in your ear –
fuel it with midnight thought streams, and stir in pools of just-right words,
ferment it with troughs and crests of the heart, and stress and unstress with syllable lots,
sprinkle with generous metaphorical helpings and delicately wrap it up in rhyming forms.
And if that freely or painstakingly woven
letters and words and verses and rhymes-
wipes away the spots from the eyeglasses of your mind, or sways your heart to the beat of its song, or
has you pirouetting at the first onset of dawn, or galloping gleefully through pillared trees,
then, that there is your voice,
open yourself, and
let your roar soar!
POETRY TYPE: ARS POETICA
ARS POETICA is poetry about poetry! It was initially written as an instruction on how to write poetry.
INSPIRATION/CAUSE FOR THE DAY: POETRY
You might wonder: What kind of cause is this, Namratha? Here you were going on so well championing Women’s Rights, the conservation of the planet, dynamic and impactful movements, and now this? Poetry?
“Nope, poetry isn’t my cup of tea.”
“I just don’t get it!”
That is the impression that has been professed by many about poetry. I haven’t been writing poetry for that long, just a little over a year maybe. I don’t even know if I am any good. The only thing I know for sure is poetry has captured my heart like none other. That is my cause for the day. To imbibe a little bit of love for poetry in my readers. To show that you can say so much, with far-reaching impact, with just a few right words in verse. To use my voice, to roar for those people trying to make this a “better” world. That is what I have been trying to do throughout this AtoZchallenge and I hope I have been successful to a certain degree.
For each letter this April, I shall be presenting a poem inspired by ‘something’ that is making our world a little bit kinder, a little bit greener. The ‘something’ is a mix of people, movements, thoughts, or organizations who are having a positive influence on the world around us. Read all the other posts in ‘Poetry For A Cause’ series by linking the button below.
“CHANGE BEGINS WITH AWARENESS”