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Reading all kinds of books, and creative writing are my passions from a young age. After spending many years with teaching as my profession, finally I am devoting myself to my passions - Poetry, Singing, and Art. I also write short stories. 

 My early years were spent in India, and some later years in the Middle East - finally settled in Toronto, Canada. Writing comes first, but I also learn, practise and enjoy music and art. I am an avid reader from my early childhood - read both epic and modern writers - from Iliad, Odyssey and Shakespeare to P.G. Wodehouse, to Elena Ferrante and Kazuo Ishiguro. The book which is always on my desk is Gitanjali, the collection of spiritual songs by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-laureate Poet of India.

 

Poetry is an expression of thoughts, feelings and reflections. Some of my unique life-experiences get expressed in my poems and short stories. I attempt to express my reflections and thoughts with creativity and depth - poetic flow and elegance are my goals. At present I am working on a memoir which covers my family's history and my life in three different countries with rich and varied cultures. 

 

I write equally in two languages -  in English, and also in Bengali, which is a regional language in the eastern part of India. I have translated a few famous Bengali poems (mainly by Rabindranath Tagore) in English and posted them on PoetrySoup. Hope to publish a collection of translations in future.

I create videos with my own poems and poems by famous writers, and also create audio-books from English and Bengali literature - post them on You Tube, where I have created my own channel. On that channel, I have uploaded a few videos of songs in Bengali, rendered by myself. 

Channel URL for You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSzp2aCxzDkxInuHkVU37g

I work on a few forms of rare art - eggshell decorations, copper-tooling and batik are some of them. 

Here are the links to my translations of Rabindranath Tagore's Poems:

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/finally_saved_part_1_-_translation_from_rabindranath_tagore_1403729 (Finally Saved - Part 1)

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/finally_saved_part_2_-_translation_from_rabindranath_tagore_________________1403737 (Fianlly Saved - Part 2)

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/finally_saved_part_3_-_translation_from_rabindranath_tagore__1403738 (Fianally Saved - Part 3)

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/freed_from_my_shackles_-_translation_from_tagore_1396721 (Freed From My Shacles)

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/_deception_part_1_translation_from_tagore_1346222 (Deception - Part 1)

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/deception_part_2_-_translation_from_tagore_1346223 (Deception - Part 2)

 
 
(Banalata Sen)
 
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 1)
 
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 2)
 
(Sleeping Beauty)
 
(An Ordinary Girl)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Below is a link to my YOU TUBE Channel. You may subscribe to this channel, where I post recitation of my poems, poems from Rabindranath Tagore, and also songs (rendered by myself) composed by Tagore. Please click on my picture at the bottom of the video - you will find my channel. Channel URL is at the bottom of this post. 
 

https://youtu.be/x0_bcP8h9fY

Channel URL for You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSzp2aCxzDkxInuHkVU37g

 This link will take you to my channel on YOU TUBE

 https://youtube.com/user/raymalabika

 

 


Few Days Of My Destination March Break

Blog Posted:4/1/2022 6:19:00 AM

Few Days Of My Destination March-break

Day 1

This March break I am travelling to my daughter's condo at Toronto downtown, not Mexico, not Caribbean. She has a condo in the heart of the city, and its like an artist's den, although she is a resident physician at Downtown hospitals, and has to work crazy hours from dawn to dusk, overnight many times in the same week.

When I enter the place, the first thing catches my and everyone's eyes, are her desk and an easel beside it. The desk should be full of books about medicine, but it is not. Instead it is full of painting materials - all kinds of water-colours, acrylic, pastels and pencils - and books about paintings and art-history, especially books about Van Gogh - her favourite artist. On the easel, there is always a painting she is working on, usually inspired by Van Gogh.

The next area I stumble on is the kitchen - which is full of interesting utensils - more artistic than essential items, like beautifully painted chopsticks (I could never learn how to use them). She keeps colourful flowers in interesting vases on the kitchen counter. If I open the fridge, I find an array of interesting food - Miso Soup, Tofu, Strawberries, Speciality Cheese, Herbed Chicken, and Palak paneer. When I came yesterday, I asked if she had rice, or roti, which is usually our staple food. She had none. She served me mint tea to relax, and said " I don't have rice, but I have mint".

Next surprise is the living space , where classical music is playing day and night - apparently for the plants. Her plants love classical music! There is the guitar in the corner, which she is taking lessons in between her crazy schedule at five major hospitals. On the centre table, more of Van Gogh books, magazines called The Artist, laptop of course, air-plants in a tiny round container (they need very little care), and latest addition - a dwarfed (Bonshai) evergreen. On a little shelf beside the sofa - her memorabilia are a few items she picked up when visiting India - A Conch, A Brass Statue of Nataraj, a clay statue of Goddess Durga, a band of musicians in clay, and also a puppet-doll from Mexico, an intricately decorated Japanese fan, a stone-carved turtle from Caribbean, a wooden toy-swing from Costa Rica, and of course a bunch of books on Japanese cartoon-stories. 

After serving mint tea, my daughter served me a sandwich with cheese and strawberry on it, and later, Miso Soup for dinner. The soup was unbelievably delicious and what exactly I needed to begin my vacation! She added fried garlic and soya sauce to the liquid, and then added softly boiled eggs. She poured the hot soup on pieces of soft Tofu. It was heavenly! I slept like a baby! This is the start of my vacation with my very special daughter, the vacation I was dreaming about!

Today our lunch, which my daughter ordered, is Thai food. Actually I was planning to cook for her, but she said, “No. you are not going to cook, this is your vacation!” Okay then, we are set up with soups, sandwiches, and take-out lunches and dinners from every exotic restaurant close by - Thai, Mexican, Indian or Chinese. It is like I am relaxing in a resort, without spending a few thousand dollars. This is how my life should be right now - staying in a downtown condo, walking short distance to museums and art-galleries, having exotic food every day, but not spending hours and hours beside the stove-top. Oh I almost forgot - today's menu was Pad Thai, Yellow Chicken Curry, Rice, Eggplant in sauce, and my favourite - Crunchy Spring Rolls. My days are not going to be useless, I will be reading exclusive novels by a Korean author, Min Jin Lee, and writing pages and pages on my favourite topics, topics close to my heart.

The whole day today I am lying on the sofa in my PJs, across the window which opens to the balcony and brings lots of sunshine. The books I am reading are "Pachinko" by the Korean author, and an Anthology Of Japanese Literature. I am writing too! This writing is the proof! What vacation could be better than this? We didn't have dinner yet. Later we had dinner with left-overs from lunch.

Day 2

It's a cloudy morning, Toronto temperature 2 degree Celsius. My daughter is on call duty - which spans from 24 hours to 30. She left early in the morning at 7:00, today she is working at Toronto Western. It was still pretty dark when she left, she will have to take subway to Bathhurst, and then walk.

Life in this country is rewarding with total freedom (so precious for women), but hard too! She is a poor eater, her breakfast is hardly an egg, today's special - a toast with butter. When she is in the hospital, she hardly eats, although I believe, healthy food is available in the cafeteria. Vegetarian is her choice right now. I will have a lazy day, which I don't mind, as long as I have lots of books to choose from. I had tea, and a buttered toast, and ... a small piece of Chocolate Cheese Cake which my daughter bought yesterday from a Japanese Speciality Cheesecake Store - it is totally decadent! I have no other words to describe it!!!!!!

Cloudy morning so far - Sun may show up later in the day. The view from the living room is not totally amazing - I see the balconies of the condo-building opposite - I am on the sixth floor of ours. Today's goal - read a few chapters from each book, and write a few pages of my latest project - a narrative about Partition Of Bengal (a region in India) which affected our family many many years ago, but which changed the lives of everyone in our family - My Grandparents, My Dad, My Mom, Uncles and Aunts - in a negative way, but perhaps positive in the long run. I was born after Partition when my family had to leave their ancestral property, and grew up in a rented house in Kolkata, India, but my Mom described everything, every detail of the life they had, which I remember so well as if I have lived and can see those places, those lands, those houses! She grew up in a tea garden where her father was the manager, and had the loveliest bungalow - which she could never stop dreaming about. She used to talk about a huge bungalow on the hill-top of Assam with pineapple groves surrounding it, and even about Python snakes the labourers sometimes used to catch, tie with thick ropes, and put in wooden boxes. But they managed to get out of those boxes when they were hungry and run away.

I like to cook, especially for someone who enjoys good, delicious, cooking with a lot of care. But I am being pampered by my daughter! Which Mom doesn't like that? In the afternoon, the weather was a bit strange! Sun was out, but flurries came at the same time. Sitting on the sixth floor, I couldn't see the ground, if there was any accumulation! But I watched the weather in-between, sun and flurries at the same time. To me, a perfect day means books, music, blankets, paintings, and chocolate. And that's how it was - the second day of my vacation!

Day 3

Sunny day - 2 degree C. in the morning, mild temperature for Torontonians! My daughter will be back after 30 hours in the hospital! I wonder how she even walks to the subway, and home from the subway. Probably you do what you have to do. It's going to be another lazy day - because she will sleep until evening. There is a beautiful rooftop garden in this building, but I am assuming trees and plants are still in hibernation mode. There is a lovely lounge at the ground floor, with cozy sofas and some books with appealing looks. There is a library at the rooftop too! But my daughter's room is pretty much like a library- latest and books which captivate our imagination.

I will probably cook for my tired daughter and me. There is cauliflower in the fridge, and tomatoes, and mushrooms. What can I put together with this combination? We have Uncle Ben's Brown Rice - Eggs are always there! Sun is coming through the balcony and the window on my lap - I am sitting on the only one sofa covered with few warm and comfy rugs and two paintings done by herself, on the wall in my back. Both paintings are inspired by Van Gogh. My daughter has a very artistic and subtle taste in everything - books, paintings, jewellery, clothes, and food. Did she inherit the taste from me? But I am still not at her level.

The hospitals are close, sometimes I can hear the beeping sound of ambulances. That reminds me how fragile our lives are! I am in the middle of writing my memoir about my ancestors - who experienced the Partition of Bengal in 1947. I will be alternating between reading and writing - when I feel tired of writing, I switch to reading. My brain needs to relax and have some space for thinking calmly. I switch between two kinds of writing too, something light - what I am writing right now, and then something heavier - like documenting the struggles and hardships my parents went through.

At 8 o’clock in the evening, we took an Uber and she took me to a Mediterranean restaurant, called "Tabouleh". Our dinner included special lemon and mint drink, Falafel, and Chicken Kabab with Rice for Monali, and Salmon Kabab and Rice for me. In the end we had a finger-licking dessert - Custard with fine noodles. That is the delicious end of the third day of my vacation.

Day 4

Today is the last day of my short vacation, when I had time to ponder all the good things in my life and my daughter's life and how much joy she brought me! This week was fabulous, the way I imagine my vacation to be! We watched an Oscar-nominated movie too - about a celebrated costume-designer - a character both of us are very interested in! Sometimes I feel this girl is so creative, she could be a costume-designer! So it was the perfect topic to watch! I had a chance to recapture all the memories that fill my heart. This is how I want to spend all my vacations for the rest of my life!

 

Notes: I wrote this three years ago. Thought - this might be a perfect blog for this year too - when we are mostly staying home. 

 

 

 



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Date: 4/6/2022 2:34:00 PM
I very much enjoyed your journal, Mala. A mother deserves to be spoiled now and again! Luckily my daughter and granddaughter live quite close to where I live, so we see and visit each other quite often. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 4/6/2022 4:28:00 PM
Thank you so much, Paul. Your comment is so appreciated! Delighted to know you stopped by! Glad knowing your daughter and granddaughter live close to you. Best wishes ~ Mala
Date: 4/6/2022 5:34:00 AM
- Really nice to read, Mala ... memories forever ... thank you so much for sharing :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/6/2022 6:54:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. So good to share with my poet-friends! My daughter inspires me! Love ~ Mala
Date: 4/2/2022 8:34:00 PM
Your journal entries showed how much you enjoyed vacationing with your daughter three years ago. Time for another special time spent with her?
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Date: 4/3/2022 6:07:00 AM
Thank you, Jenna. Yes, I had a lovely time - she made sure I did - although she had a crazy schedule. This year she has finally completed her specialization - a little less busy. But, last two years been so terrible - stuck at home! Really appreciate your delightful visit and reading my journal - and commenting! Writing journal is my passion from childhood. Love ~ Mala
Date: 4/2/2022 7:12:00 AM
Hi Malabika, very lovely read, reminds me of when I visit my daughters on the West coast, Portland & LA, (from Minnesota) have been once, not like Minnesota! your descriptions are so wonderfully expressed! Thank you!
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Date: 4/2/2022 10:41:00 AM
Thank you, James. It's great to hear about your visit to your daughters. My son lives in West Coast. visited him a couple of times. Really delighted to know you enjoyed my writing. Best wishes ~ Malabika
Date: 4/2/2022 7:06:00 AM
Happy to share with your awesome march break through this. I also wish to spend a vacation like that. Wishing you a happy spring!!
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Date: 4/2/2022 10:38:00 AM
Thank you, Jez, I am delighted to share this with my friends! I had time to relax and write, because I was with her! Visit me in Canada, we can enjoy a vacation together! Love ~ Mala
Date: 4/2/2022 4:41:00 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this... making me vicariously experience the delights of your vacation amidst your "bonding" with your daughter. God bless you.
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Date: 4/2/2022 5:54:00 AM
Thank you, Beata. Delighted to receive your lovely comment. I wrote this three years ago..when I spent a few days with her in my March-break. My daughter is a writer, musician, and an artist along with her tough job as a physician. But she is a great company too! Really appreciate your visit. Love ~ Mala
Date: 4/2/2022 4:13:00 AM
Sounds like a wonderful vacation and visit with your daughter Mala, thanks for sharing!
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Date: 4/2/2022 5:57:00 AM
Thanks, Tania. This happened three years ago, when I decided not to go for any expensive vacation, but to spend a few days with my daughter, who bonds with me in many ways - we read the same books, watch same movies, love shopping! Really appreciate your visit and lovely comment. Blessings ~ Mala
Date: 4/1/2022 2:10:00 PM
Mala, I consumed your account of your vacation with your daughter in one sitting. I was intrigued by your descriptions of her life and how you spent your days. Toronto, I remember it as being not too far from Niagara Falls. I have been to both. Yes, I hope you get to repeat it this year or next. Wonderful writing.
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Date: 4/1/2022 3:09:00 PM
Dear Milton, I am so delighted that you have gone through my journal pages - how I spent my March-break three years ago. It was really fun and inspiring - mine and her thought-levels match pretty well - I read books and watch movies which she recommends - mother-daughter have a pretty good bond! Niagara Falls is one and a half hours from my home. Really appreciate your comments.
Date: 4/1/2022 10:26:00 AM
Mala, your vacation with your daughter sounds wonderful, and she does too, I enjoyed your blog so much ~Constance
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Date: 4/1/2022 11:06:00 AM
Thank you, Constance, for reading my blog. I spent my March break with her - three years ago - and enjoyed every minute of a very relaxing and peaceful time. She is a writer and an artist too - she inspires me!

My Past Blog Posts

 
Few Days Of My Destination March Break
Date Posted: 4/1/2022 6:19:00 AM
"Inspired By A Translation" Poetry Contest - Results Finalized
Date Posted: 12/12/2021 5:01:00 PM
Gentle Reminders about "Inspired By A Translation" Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 12/6/2021 5:16:00 PM
A Few Words About My Contest - Inspired By A Translation
Date Posted: 11/9/2021 6:22:00 AM
Translations - Empowering Women In Nineteenth Century India
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 3:32:00 PM
"MERSE - Beauty Of Fall" Contest Results Finalized
Date Posted: 9/24/2021 5:00:00 PM
MERSE Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 8/31/2021 4:07:00 PM
Results Finalized For Contest - A Tender Moment From Childhood
Date Posted: 7/1/2021 4:31:00 PM
My "Sunflower" Poetry Contest - A Few Words
Date Posted: 5/21/2021 9:34:00 AM
Translations From Nobel-Laureate Poet Of India
Date Posted: 4/12/2021 4:20:00 PM
How To Attach Pictures To Your Poems (some helpful instructions)
Date Posted: 3/27/2021 3:49:00 PM
My Contest - Moments Of Reflection (Haibun)
Date Posted: 3/26/2021 7:36:00 PM
My Contest - I Remember
Date Posted: 3/8/2021 4:02:00 PM
An Experience Of Faberge-inspired Rare Eggshell Art (Video)
Date Posted: 2/7/2021 6:08:00 PM
Deception - Translation from Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 5:45:00 AM
Books, Art, Food - My Dream Vacation
Date Posted: 7/12/2020 5:36:00 PM
A Sleeping Beauty - Translation From Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 6/30/2020 6:16:00 PM
Childhood Memories - A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 6/22/2020 7:22:00 AM
Translation From Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel-Laureate in 1913)
Date Posted: 6/12/2020 6:20:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration - Part 2
Date Posted: 6/5/2020 7:54:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 5/29/2020 5:29:00 PM
Mala's Space
Date Posted: 5/24/2020 7:14:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/3/2022 Hear The Blowing Wind Free versechildhood,house,loss,memo
7/3/2022 Sea Of Stars Tankasky,stars,
6/30/2022 Prayer - Translation Of Tagore's Song Free verseprayer,spiritual,
6/28/2022 Aha Life A Reverberating Harp Free verselife,uplifting,
6/25/2022 birds Haikubird,summer,
6/22/2022 The Old Rusty Gate Creaks Open Free verselife,nostalgia,
6/20/2022 Split Wide Open Dramatic Monologuelost love,memory,
6/15/2022 Women In My Family Free versefamily,nature,poetry,wome
6/11/2022 Wreckage Verseboat,sea,
6/6/2022 Dear friend, Waiting For You Personificationbest friend,bird,
6/4/2022 Untold Story Versesea,solitude,
6/2/2022 Nothing But Hottest Tabasco Epulaeryufood,summer,
5/31/2022 retirement in view Limericklife,wife,
5/29/2022 Colours Of Rainbow Monokucolor,life,rainbow,
5/20/2022 Not Only Your Words - Translation Free verselonging,love,
5/16/2022 What Fascinates Me Ekphrasisart,sky,stars,
5/15/2022 Riding The Subway For Twenty-Five Days Free versedaughter,life,strength,
5/14/2022 Invisible Barrier Free versechildhood,children,povert
5/11/2022 Dawn Versenature,
5/11/2022 Series Of Dreams Rubaiyatlife,love,
5/6/2022 whish says breeze Haikunight,wind,
5/6/2022 A Day In May Rhymeday,flower,may,sunshine,
5/5/2022 Nature's Rhythm Rhymenature,spring,
5/3/2022 Tribute To A Special Woman Rhymecare,mother,teacher,woman
4/25/2022 Girl With A Pearl Earring Ekphrasisgirl,muse,
4/17/2022 Don't Want To Be A Princess Narrativechildren,life,princess,
4/15/2022 Baseball Hat Nursery Rhyme Limerickbrother,cat,
4/15/2022 Sailing Away Haikubeach,boat,sea,
4/13/2022 peacock Haikubird,dance,
4/13/2022 Starry Night Footle Footlemoon,night,stars,
4/11/2022 Starry Night Van Gogh Ekphrasisnight,stars,
4/7/2022 Poetry Fills My Life Monchielle Stanzahappiness,inspiration,poe
4/5/2022 Fishing Boats On The Beach at Les Saintes Ekphrasisbeach,boat,fishing,
4/4/2022 Colour Of Love Haikucat,friend,love,
4/1/2022 tulips waltz Haikuapril,spring,
3/31/2022 Marie's finger-licking Recipes Limerickfood,funny,
3/31/2022 From Mystical Hills Laydream,life,
3/30/2022 Emerald Thoughts Laydream,life,
3/26/2022 Writing Kimomemory,writing,
3/23/2022 Woman, The Lighted Candle Odeinspiration,women,
3/21/2022 A Long Journey POTD Free versejourney,life,women,
3/19/2022 When Winds Were Wild Alliterationlonging,lost love,
3/18/2022 Golden Sunset Breeze Free verseautumn,nature,
3/18/2022 Gliding In Endless Blue Free versefreedom,life,voice,
3/17/2022 Beacon Of Light Free verseinspirational,life,
3/14/2022 mynah Haikubird,
3/14/2022 Light In Hours Of Darkness Free versededication,inspiration,
3/13/2022 Never Forgotten Rhymegarden,inspiration,
3/10/2022 Starless Night Tankainsect,night,
3/8/2022 An Oasis Imagismgarden,nature,
3/7/2022 Dreaming Jane Austen Free verseinspiration,women,
3/6/2022 Embracing March Versenature,spring,
3/4/2022 Spring Arrives Tankanature,spring,
3/3/2022 A Sunflower Haikunature,sun,
3/2/2022 hello spring Haikuspring,sun,
3/1/2022 Fairyland Of Colours Free verse10th grade,nature,
2/28/2022 Dreams Soar Quintain (English)destiny,dream,
2/26/2022 Sandcastles Free verselonging,love,
2/25/2022 Musical Journey Indeed Limerickheartbroken,hilarious,
2/23/2022 Rudiments Of Wings Free verseimagination,sky,
2/22/2022 We Walk Alone Free versedeath,journey,life,loss,
2/22/2022 Nightingale Sings Free versebird,poets,
2/21/2022 In Quest Of Free versepeace,travel,
2/20/2022 Morning With Clarissa Dalloway Prose Poetrylife,london,
2/17/2022 Chime A Promise Tankanature,rain,
2/16/2022 Impermanence Ethereedeath,life,
2/16/2022 Quivering Dewdrops Ethereebird,love,
2/13/2022 Birds Didn't Return Free versedestiny,life,
2/13/2022 From Within Free verseinspiration,power,strengt
2/12/2022 If Only Butterflies Free verselonging,love,
2/8/2022 Clock Ticks Rictametersunset,time,
2/8/2022 Fleeting Moment Free versetime,
2/8/2022 Coral Dream Sijobird,flower,
2/4/2022 Rare To Find Coupletlife,
2/2/2022 Friend In Grey Coat Haikufun,nature,
2/1/2022 Return To The Decay Dizainloss,sad,
1/29/2022 New Beginning Senryuhappiness,joy,
1/29/2022 Along Comes A Flood Rhymeloss,love,
1/26/2022 Dear Friend, Stay With Me - Translation From Tagore Free verselonging,love,
1/25/2022 Tiny Grains Of Sand Free verselife,time,
1/21/2022 Ohh heartbreaking - HLM Monokufunny,
1/20/2022 Twilight Descends Free versebird,mountains,
1/18/2022 In Perpetuum Et Unem Diem Free verselonging,love,valentines d
1/17/2022 dawn delight Haikubird,sunshine,
1/17/2022 Glimmering Sunset Haikunice,sunset,
1/16/2022 winter dreams Haikunature,winter,
1/11/2022 Winter Reverie Free versesnow,winter,
1/10/2022 Defeat Not An Option Dramatic Monologuecourage,freedom,
1/9/2022 New Day Balladday,hope,
1/5/2022 Reality Versus Passion Sonnetlife,passion,
1/3/2022 Adieu Captain Epitaphgoodbye,memory,
1/2/2022 Golden Glimpse Ekphrasisnature,sunset,
12/31/2021 Lost In Dreams Free versefeelings,longing,love,val
12/30/2021 Through My Window Haikulight,sun,
12/27/2021 My Poetry, A Catharsis Free verseinspiration,introspection
12/27/2021 Saviour Queen Balladcourage,devotion,inspirat
12/26/2021 A Damsel Fearless Balladbeautiful,courage,history
12/22/2021 Gift For Elves Rhymechristmas,giving,
12/15/2021 Scarlet Sunset Verseocean,sunset,
12/14/2021 Yummy Treats For Christmas Limerickchildhood,christmas,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
I will be the stars Free verse1st grade,beauty,bible,je
The Garden That Lives On Concretegarden,
In your lockup Rhymecute love,love,passion,
The Strength of a Princess Versedream,fantasy,night,princ
Fascination Versehappiness,heart,
Separated By A Common Language Rhymeamerica,england,language,
The Last Petal Free versefunny love,
Find me then Verselove,sunset,
Amberina Ballerina Free versedestiny,emotions,inspirat
Kaleidoscopic Kite Personificationlife,summer,
Reflections in Silence - Moon and I Free verseanalogy,life,philosophy,
Gently now, gently Lyriclove,romantic,
One Day Soon Free versehope,love,
A Writer Born to Create Free versewriting,
My Winter Free verselove,passion,winter,
Skeletons of Lace Quatrainautumn,death,life,
Silent Blossoms Versenature,silence,
The Christmas Gift Rhymechristmas,emotions,
Objects of Nature Free versenature,
Ruin Gazing Free versesolitude,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
A Christmas Eve Tale Rhymeboy,dog,
The Universe of Creativity, the Poet, and the Poem Free versepoems,
The Tempest Free verselife,ocean,peace,storm,
There Is A Star With My Name On It Free versedesire,hope,night,romanti
Where do we Poets go Free versedeath,life,poems,poetry,p
A Dawn Symphony Sapphic stanzabird,
Imagination Free verseanalogy,bird,imagination,
Painting Love Sonnetlove,
Black Opal Free versebirth,color,space,
It still hurts Free versebreak up,love,love hurts,
I Will Give You Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
Fantasy Is The Luster Of Opalescence Free verseappreciation,art,fantasy,
A Poem for Michael Rhymeabuse,angst,discriminatio
The Forest Free versenature,
My forest of dreams Rhymeblessing,devotion,
Everybody's Going Home Lyricloneliness,lonely,longing
To My Future Self Rhymefuture,
Ode to Mother Ganga Odemother,river,
Raindrops Kissing Imagismgarden,imagery,spiritual,
Oh, Hello September Free verseseptember,
Poetry: A Profound Sense Of Beauty - a collaboration with Frederic Parker Free verseappreciation,beauty,imagi
I Didn't Know Rhymeappreciation,bullying,chi
let there be color Free verseflower,garden,
Vagabond Dreams Quintain (English)appreciation,love,
Falling Like Leaves, Again Acrosticautumn,memory,romance,sou
Night Sky's Party Terzanellenight,sky,
dance party in summer Haikucelebration,dance,summer,
when dewdrops run dry Tankaflower,love,
Flipped Hourglass Rhymelife,lost,time,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
Sunset Tableau Verseappreciation,lost love,na
Oh, Autumn Quintain (Sicilian)autumn,
Old Gal Rhymehusband,kid,love,money,tr
Harmony Free versenature,peace,
Allow me to dream your dreams Verselove,
Sand, Sun-kissed and Sandals Rhymelonging,romance,seasons,s
Dancing With Mom Coupletanalogy,dance,joy,life,lo
Love Shines Free verselight,love,
In my Dream Free versedream,
NISKRITI translated as FINALLY SAVED Rhymegender,life,women,
Lullaby Nursery Rhyme Rhymemoon,sleep,song,stars,
Heartbroken Free versegrief,pain,
Soul Embrace Free verseage,child,creation,fantas
dream party at number 10 Free verseabuse,america,anger,anxie
O April Free verseappreciation,april,beauty
Seasons Serene Rhymeseasons,
A Zigzag in Autumn Free verseautumn,nature,
Religion Or Spirituality Narrativeappreciation,
Spring Flowers Free versebeautiful,bird,birth,flow
Boyhood Free verseaddiction,boy,children,co
The Symphony I Cherish Free versejoy,music,wind,
It Came Upon a Prophecy Lyricchristian,christmas,jesus
ordinary Free verselove,magic,mystery,
Ekphrasis on Snow at Argenteuil Ekphrasisappreciation,art,love,
Shamrock Reflections Free versepoetry,
Night Light Free verseblue,light,loss,moon,nigh
Wings of Change Free verseappreciation,birth,celebr
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
A Poets Abode Sonnetart,beauty,passion,poetry
Poem On Poetry Rhymepoetry,
eagle Haikuappreciation,bird,sea,
My Visit To Nirmal Hriday Rhymecaregiving,dedication,hap
To My Knees Lyricfaith,god,prayer,
Let us leave shadows and live Ghazallife,
Consciousness Fulcrum Free verseheart,life,work,
Distinct Ballet Coupletbutterfly,poetry,upliftin
First Dance Footle Footlecrush,fantasy,teacher,
Spring Whimsy Haikuspring,
Showdown At Soup Creek Rhymeamerica,humor,sun,
Along Comes A Flood Coupletanalogy,desire,imagery,lo
that tiny spark of hope - POTW Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
Dreamy Night Dizainmom,
rapture - hiku Haikubeautiful,emotions,heart,
Dappled Rainbow Hues Upon the Floor Dizainfamily,
Farewell To Summer Acrostic10th grade,autumn,beauty,
Flight To Midnight Verseangel,beauty,death,forgiv
Silence of a Poet Free versepoetry,
With Life in Tune - edited Rhymenature,
i never wonder why i love you Romanticismi love you,love,wife,

Fav Poets

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JCB Brul Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
mpho Gift South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Besma Riabi Dziri Tunisia Flag Tunisia Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
Jeanne McGee United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Debjani Mitra India Flag India Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
Nandita Das India Flag India Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Carol Mitra India Flag India Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Malabika Ray Choudhury Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Stephanie Musarra United States Flag United States Read
sanjay teli India Flag India Read
Jonathan Kieller Canada Flag Canada Read
Kimberly Sikorski United States Flag United States Read
Ann Peck United States Flag United States Read
Jennifer Fenn United States Flag United States Read
Bob Kimmerling United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Coral Urbina United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ellis United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Snehal Ade India Flag India Read
Chetta Achara United States Flag United States Read
Paula Goldsmith United States Flag United States Read
Alok Yadav Soul India Flag India Read
Bill Baker United States Flag United States Read
Susan Lawrence United States Flag United States Read