Why this blog?

The nascent and fresh minds of students are so creatively inclined that they have the ability to bring into being a universe of their own. They are little tyros who would, with time, unfold into verves, momentum or sensations of various creative dimensions. A chalk sculptor, a clay artist, an amateur painter of Madhubani, Warli, a dabbler of still life, a budding poet, a tenderfoot writer or a fledgling lyricist – one gets all varieties of creatively-aligned students covered in a seemingly dilettantish peel. We at Shishukunj aspire to provide a humble platform to all such potentials to smatter around and mature into the perfection that they are seeking to epitomize or become! This blog is thus an endeavor that would allow all Shishyans to just play around with their latent artistic caliber and enjoy the bliss of a “BRAVO” from known and unknown quarters.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

How To Write A Poem: A Guide

Adi Dantre, Class X B

Good day women and dear lads,
What is the reason for you being sad?
Read my guide with a smile,
Doing it will surely be worth its while.
Pick up a pencil as sharp as a knife,
Perfect those curves, darken those stripes,
Just to remind you, please – with a smile.
Next,
Think of those feats, think of those fists,
All those that make up your first stanza hits,
Crisp sheets of paper, type it all out,
Ideas and glories and all them doubts.
Then,
Think of some plots, not those tacky ones,
Nor the ones, with the bullets and guns,
Explore your creativity, swim in the sun,
Fly on a broomstick, paint with a gun.

Your poem must be complete,
Full of wows, full of ‘how’s,
The truth better not be told,
But my wish is to let it unfold.

A guide can never teach you how to write a poem,
But your mind can,
An expression cannot glorify your poem,
But your heart can.
Deep words cannot express your grief,
But your heart can,

So, go out in the sun, under the fog, grab a bun and write wonders,
But surely don’t leave out any blunders!

Over, out and loud.

1 comment:

Riddhi Singhania said...

A perfect poem and a perfect guide indeed!