Three questions on poetry

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 29th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/143aemzs/
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Reading my poetry, someone asked me these three questions to include my answers in their research paper.

I gave my answers, but never got any feedback from the reader.

What inspired you to seek poetry?


Poetry inspires me because it is the best artistic expression humans enjoy communicating their thoughts.

The emotions are better revealed in poetry. An event can be better portrayed in poetry that reaches the hearts easily.

I have a love for words, and using words in a style of my own made me a poet.

I am fascinated by poetry because of the joy I derive from the way poets describe even a silly thing in an embellishment that is pleasing to the senses.

Life's subtlest expressions can be conveyed through poetry. I find such subtlety in the poems of Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, John Donne, Dom Moraes, William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, etc.

Songs are poetry. A good song is a good poem. When I listen to songs, I look for the words that convey the spirit of the song. The poetry of songs makes people immensely engaged in the mood of those songs.

I seek poetry in every expression that is worth attributing to the arousal of emotions.

What kind of poetry do you write?


I write on whatever comes to my mind with an inspiration. But I can say my poems are mostly philosophical and spiritual.

I don't often write love poems. But I appreciate some good love poetry. Love is something which cannot be taken as a theme to express lust.

I write poetry with selected words that adorn the structure of my poems that convey messages touching the heart, sometimes with a subtlety.

Please see these poems on different themes:
Silent pain, River, Laconical
Eyes, Men, Friends, Mind,
Life, Death, Birth,
Words, Meditation, Peace,
Song, Wikinut, Butterflies,
God, Soul, Memory,
Gratitude, Fantasy, Dawn,
Depression, Sorrow, Poetry,
Origin, Heart, History

What advice would you give to someone who seeks a career in poetry?


A career in poetry is very hard. You have to work very hard to get recognized. Your hard work may not be appreciated by many.

There are very less percentage of interested readers for poetry. But when you write good poetry, it will be certainly appreciated over a period of time when you make your name known to the people by posting your content on the internet.

You cannot totally depend on poetry as a career. You may have to pursue other creative writing like essays, reviews and liberally offering comments over other writers' works.

Please refer to my page about 'Why most people won't read poetry' and 'Does Poetry pay money?'

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Poetry is the best artistic expression By Anastasiya Markovich , via Wikimedia Commons

Poetry is imagery By Paul Torres artist , via Wikimedia Commons

Poetry is reflection of nature By Nevit Dilmen , via Wikimedia Commons

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author avatar Denise O
29th Nov 2011 (#)

I will admit that, I never was interested in poetry until I joined Wikinut. Since then, I have become a lover of this art form. it seems like it would be easy but, it takes a certain talent to grab ahold of their reader and leave them wanting more. Here at Wikinut we have so many of these talented artist, you included. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

O Denise,
As I told you earlier I searched for your poetry but I was disappointed to know that you never wrote a poem.

Now I'm sensing something amusing is brewing in your thoughts and I'm sure a poem issues out from your prolific fingertips.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

And thank you Denise for the enthusiasm you've created among us with your affection and friendship.

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
29th Nov 2011 (#)

When we read a poem or sing a song, we will feel that we have spoke with God and God has touched us. The experience is ethereal and will not leave us for a while. Reading poetry is speaking with a character of refinement and subtlety. Poets are the people who use of the loftiest of languages. And they speak to the soul. Without poetry, this world would have been a drearier place and we hould have felt loneliness. But with poetry we have the full companionship of a long line of learned and wise people speaking to us standing from the other bank of time. Thanks Rathnashikamani for bringing up the subject. Your new Blog on Wikinut Writers is fine.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

You've given me more elaborate answer to the question. Thank you PSR for the most informed comments.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Poetry is word music. Great post, Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Steve, you said it well and it's great!

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author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
29th Nov 2011 (#)

I am actually a prose writer who adventured into poetry writing in 2009 (wholeheartedly although I did write a few just about 10-15 of them as a teenager) and fell in love with it.
I began experimenting with various styles and posting just the best of my works out here on Wikinut until my account got deleted on Triond.
I do this as my side business and hobby and more as a way to assuage my frustrations, joys, happiness, dreams, fantasies and of course keep abreast and spread wings on the God given talent of writing.
God and nature have blest me with a skill why not make use of it and get the whole world to see that I am blest. I personally write for the love of the art and do what it takes to make my art better than the best as I am a perfectionist by nature.
With regard to earning from writing, well, you have have sources to generate the income from it which is why I am a lyricist who writes songs and have used them in the recording studio too.
The one which has already been recorded but not yet edited or textured is the The Key from the Land of Mystery Embodiment of Love.
Poetry is more of expressing your thoughts through various forms of expressions but the feeling and the meaning that is depicted in the poem is totally within the heart of the poet. They all have a bearing in reality and reflects the actual mirror to the personality of the person.
I love to share the love, peace, serenity, unity and music and that is what I strive to portray in my work alongside the Magic of the Mind which is a vast playground with multiple doors that you need to unlock to discover the ture inner self. And that is what I love about poetry, I can be as explicit as I want to be but yet at the same time use various forms of expressions to layer that feeling and create magic with words to give an illusion and make a movie with words.
Just a sad point that many works around lack the quality of immortalisation and that is something, I personally feel everyone should strive for as you only live once in the form that you are.
The fact remains the poetry market is an untapped realm which needs to be explored to bring out Creativity beyond self publications and E-Books.

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author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
29th Nov 2011 (#)

I wrote more songs as a teenager BTW as I always wanted to be a singer/dancer. Now I am back in the arena where I want to be and love it.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Wow Anisha, you've thrown more light on the topic. I'm inspired to see your worthy comments on my page referenced to your experience and the poetic journey you've undertaken to brighten up the dark spots in the literary world.

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author avatar Retired
30th Nov 2011 (#)

If you wish, I would write about it in a little more detail and give you an insight on how to draw out character skeches from Poetry and the hidden layering.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

That's really nice of you.
Thank you in advance for the insights you're going to give.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Such a shame that the person who asked the questions on poetry, did not respond. Wonderful of you to share your answers here.
Poetry opens the soul, but is often not valued by the masses.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

The questioner messaged me expressing thanks but did not tell what research paper it was.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Yes Mark, poetry communicates between souls and few souls enjoy it thoroughly.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
30th Nov 2011 (#)

This business of writing is a heartbreak alley. You never know when you'll get your due. But it's pointless to look for laurels or money. If you're good you'll get them one day. As Milton said, "They also serve who stand and wait."
Keep thumping your keyboard without expecting anything in return.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

You're quite right GV,

Thank you for the good advice. I'll try my best without expectations.

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author avatar Buzz
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Very well said, my friend.

I write mine on the spur of the moment.

Namaste!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Namaste! dear Buzz,

Writing on the spur generally results in great poetry.

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author avatar Ibolya Lőrincz
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Why I love poetry? Beacause it has a more compact language and it speaks in images - all in all, good poetry opens up new dimensions, reveals what is hidden under the surface. Thanks for sharing your poems. Congratulations!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you for stopping by Ibolya Lőrincz,

Your comment has added another wonderful dimension to the definition of poetry.

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
1st Dec 2011 (#)

You provided wonderful answers to the questions which were asked of you! And you are indeed correct that poetry has a very limited audience. Poetry was my first published work; I created my book in 2003, and to this day have sold less that 300 copies of it in all these years since then. So if you hope to earn a living as a writer, you will definitely need to explore other literary forms! I still have a deep fondness for poetry and I will ALWAYS write it, because I believe it is valuable, it just isn't easy to sell!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Hello Randy,
You're very open in revealing the fact that poetry won't sell. I appreciate your frankness.

Writing poetry is akin to the painting on the canvas. Very few people collect the painting by spending liberally, and similarly we see a very few poetry lovers who spend on collecting the poetry books.

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author avatar LOVERME
1st Dec 2011 (#)

u r superb sir..but I am a born poet who knows no nuances of how to compose it, as it simply flows like a fountain some enjoy others need an umbrella ...

Each morn I arrive,
at my last resting place ,
to place a flower
upon my face
and
feel enamoured,
all friends my steps do trace and read on still with grace.

Am I the Shakespeare
who once was???

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Very nice of you LOVERME.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my writing.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Your last resting place is your legal wife's arms Honey!!! Happy Wedding Anniversary.... Regards to Nashe, Carissa and the New Born!!!

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Wondeful star page, my friend. you're a great poetry-promoter! ;-)) Jai poetry!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)


Few words = great essence.
rama devi nina=a diviner nama

(nama=name in Sanskrit)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

I have confided more of the "real me" through this computer than I ever have to any human person. Sometimes, I say something "off the cuff" in a "comment", it's gone, and I can't get it back. I am hoping to get in touch with Tranquilpen as I might have made a remark he misunderstood.
Thank you, Rathnashikamani for this great topic. I appreciate you so much. You were the first to get to know me when I arrived with my story: "To Die or Not to Die". I sure was a sorry case. You have done so much to help me.
Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Of dear Ivyevelyn,
Tranquilpen is very much with us.
Just go here <http://www.wikinut.com/author~togkk/Andy-gee/>

Best wishes.

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author avatar Val Mills
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

This gives us all not only an insight into poetry, but into you as a person as well. Nicely expressed.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

So nice of you Val Mills. I love your 'defragmentation' poem. You analyze the minds well.

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author avatar ittech
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

the obedient tasteful countenance individual savour human action their persuasions.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you iittech, for such a wise and scientific comment.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

You are the heart of poetry my friend...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend Delicia Powers.

I love your nature poetry.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Rathnashikamani:
I miss you. Hope to hear from you.
Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi dear friend Ivyevelyn,
Hope you're fine.

The internet connection was off for few days and now I'm back to Wikinut.

Best wishes.

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author avatar Mikey.
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Rathnashikamani, Writing is very new to me i only started this year,By trying to write poems. I think they are quatrain maybe you can tell me, I try to tell a story in a poem. I enjoyed your article very much, Regards Mikey.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Rathna, I always look forward to reading your articles and you have fought long and hard here on Wikinut to promote poetry...You amaze me with the creative gifts you share so freely with us all..A great Star page as always my friend..

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author avatar LOVERME
5th Jan 2012 (#)

''WE ALL ARE JUST PASSERS BY
AS TIME PASSES US ALL BY''

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author avatar Ibolya Lőrincz
5th Jan 2012 (#)

Loverme,
The question is: who do you pass by and do you take time to stop by anybody.

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