Friday, April 13, 2012

A week or so ago, God knows what happened and suddenly junta were writing poems and rhymes about whatever trifles they could get hold of, and posting it on our class mailing list! I felt so left-out and inferior because of my poor English and dry imagination. Since then I have been thinking of writing something or other in English, be it just a bunch of rhyming sentences thrown together.

I wondered how it would be to write a poem (if I may call those humble bunch of lines so) on a topic about which I don't have any personal experience. Previously I had written about my mother (link) and Shivaji Maharaj (link), both being Marathi poems, putting my feelings into words in my mothertongue. This, however had to be totally different and challenging, take a topic and write something in a foreign language without any personal experience and feelings. Challenge accepted!

Which topic to write about? Mother, mother nature, and love came first and foremost to my mind, but according to the challenge, first two were obviously ruled out! Before I write some non prose, I had to think of a story. What can be more "entertaining" than a broken heart? :P The story is simple 3 liner : A chap falls in love, the nightmare of rejection comes true, and with a heavy, broken heart, decides to move on.

Here goes my first stab at making a poem in English...