Poetry Is Easy



Poetry is easy. Write
Your heart. Break 
It into short lines. Not
Where one’d expect them
To be broken. End.
Obverse.

Avoid words everyone
Knows. Avoid words like
Like. Avoid aligning.
Right or left.
Avoid writing directly 
About truth

That greets us every day 
Crowded buses 
Or death or 
(ignore this line)
Price of vegetables
Or fragile livelihoods.

Clothe your thoughts 
With flowers and butterflies, 
Names of colors and
Roots. Let verse 
Lead to question
Answers we live by.



Hyderabad
November 2013

2 comments:

  1. Have never read a poem like this before :) totally liked it..you are right...just write from the heart..

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    1. Thanks, FIF. Glad you liked it. :)

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