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Catch a poem by its tail

19th August 2011

Just re-watched one of my favourite TED videos : Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. The bit about poet Ruth Stone’s writing process is what I love most about this talk : “As [Stone] was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out, working in the fields and she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape. It was like a thunderous train of air and it would come barrelling down at her over the…

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Writing Blog

30th October 2009

My poetry/other creative writing will be put up here : http://geetanjalic.wordpress.com I’ve written some new poems over the past couple of months, so do check them out. Feedback would be appreciated ! I will continue to post regularly about my highly exciting life on Squibble, not to worry!…

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Apologies to Harvard

10th September 2009

Poetry spammage soon. Watch out. Not mine though. Excerpt from John Updike’s 1973 Phi Beta Kappa poem: APOLOGIES TO HARVARD We took the world as given. Cigarettes Were twenty-several cents a pack, and gas as much per gallon. Sex came wrapped in rubber And veiled in supernatural scruples—call Them chivalry. A certain breathlessness Was felt; perhaps the Bomb, which after all Mushroomed us as we entered puberty, Waking us from the newspaper-nightmare Our childhoods had napped through, was realer then;…

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Reading List and Eliot

8th August 2009

So much to read!  Mythologies, The Second Sex and now I stumbled across Laura Mulvey’s essay“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” Also, totally tripping on T.S Eliot. “For I have known them all already, known them all – Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; I know the voices dying with a dying fall Beneath the music from a farther room. So how should I presume?” – The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock…

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Poetry Writing

The Missed Train

9th April 2009

there is this version for him and another, and the other will be this version, for her the insurgence of now no matter, the fire where it burned, the embers remain of a long pause and now breathe. wisdom, I laugh no pain, no gain and I lie here when I say there is a another train to catch I will never reach the same place I will never know the place again when it is bathed in us…

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Poetry Writing

Drainage

2nd April 2009

Were there promises of love? Of children, and houses “Just come with me” Did he say it, or plead? Shall I believe them, she asks what can I say, but look a watery smile : “He’s the One” And then she’s gone, Swept away, sunshine and then torrents here they come, wailing and sobbing “All wrong, all wrong!” Those dreams, they gurgle down the dirty drains where soggy tossed out fantasies go washed down by downpours of Heartbreak and Sadness…

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