#MondayMusings : My journey of making #PoetryPositive #BlogChatterProjects

#PoetryPositive

“Why do you write?” is a question that you’d be asked often if you are someone who writes. And there always is a story behind it. While I was reading few of my recent poems, I recalled my reason for writing. When I look at my journey so far, I sometimes wonder if its really me all along. Sorrow was what made me start writing, but it didn’t have to be the only reason I write. And that is what is pushing me in making #PoetryPositive this month!
Poetry for me is not just words, syllables and structure. Poetry to me is emotions. I started writing or rather started making attempts to write when I was a little girl of 9. I’d just lost my dad and I needed an outlet to truly express how I felt because I couldn’t really talk about it to anyone. When I first started writing poetry, I’d write and forget. Most of the times, the paper that I wrote on made it to the dustbin because to me that wasn’t poetry. I was an avid reader even as a child as my dad had instilled the reading habit in me. So I’d read some really good poems and what I wrote never came close to it. (Even now it doesn’t) There were times when I wanted to stop writing poetry, but I kept writing as it kept me sane. I didn’t show anyone what I wrote.

 

One fine day when I was 12, my mom found one of my poems and encouraged me to send it for the Children’s section of an English daily. That was when my first poem was published. That was when I knew I could write. From that first published poem to today, I’ve come a long way!

 

Though I discovered a lot of different forms of poetry, sorrow was mostly the underlying theme. On one such days when I wasn’t in such a good mood and I had just written a poem, I asked myself how was the poem helping me. Yes, it was helping me express what I felt and expressing what I truly felt helped me improve my mood a little. But if I’d read the poem some time later, it would most likely make me sad. That was the trigger for me to write more positive poems! There were times when my poems began on a sad note but in the end they went on to become positive. Those poems became my solace whenever I felt low. I write sad poems, I still do. But now I make sure that not all of them are sad.

 

Though there are so many reasons to be happy about, so many things to celebrate, writing a happy or a positive poem is not easy. For most writers, sorrow is an easy emotion to write about but not happiness. That is what I want to change.

 

This December I’m trying my best to promote positive poetry. I’m writing more positive poems this month. But that is not all! I want to encourage more and more people to write something positive. Write about the blessings you received this year or your wishlist to Santa. Write about a stranger’s kindness or the power of a smile! Write something that makes you happy, write something that makes someone happy! All you have to do is write a positive poem, add the hashtag #PoetryPositive and tag me or drop me a message!

 

You can know more about this here.

 

You’ll help me spread the positive vibes and help me make #PoetryPostive , won’t you?
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As promised, sharing my favourite poem from the week gone by. This poem is written by my friend Sunil Satyendra. Thank you Sunil, for making #PoetryPositive
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14 responses to “#MondayMusings : My journey of making #PoetryPositive #BlogChatterProjects”

  1. writershilpa says:

    I wrote a few poems way back, when I was young. Now, though, I prefer prose. But, I do like reading poetry that’s positive as well as something that expresses sorrow. We need to experience every emotion to learn to live better, love better, isn’t it?

  2. Modern Gypsy says:

    I used to write poems when I was younger, but none of them were positive or happy! The poet in me usually comes out in times of sorrow, grief, and confusion! I love this initiative of yours – all the best!!

  3. I love this challenge to look for the positive and then to write about it. I have a tendency to focus on the melancholy.

  4. this is such an unique challenge, I love to read poetry and have not tried to write any time. your post is inspiring me to do that.

  5. Shalini R says:

    Wow! Your journey is incredible, Reema. I love reading your poems and this challenge will bring out so many good ones from you, I am sure. All the best πŸ™‚

  6. Kala Ravi says:

    This is a project close to your heart, I know! Indeed a commendable little step towards making mundane lives a little more cheerful and happier. Loved this poem by Sunil. I hope my ramblings and musings take shape to contribute to this lovely venture. All the best Reems!

  7. Obsessivemom says:

    Such a fab project. Went on across to insta to read the poem and loved it.

  8. Natasha says:

    I wrote a lot of poetry in my early years and when I took to serious writing 14 years back, but things changed when I started blogging. My poetry has indeed taken a back seat.
    Poetry always came easily to me as it took less time to put together, but now I tend to lean towards prose. I wrote a lot of rain poems.

    I loved your journey of writing poetry. May you and your poems grow strength to strength and may you continue to spread much positivity through them.

  9. It’s such a great initiative to spread positive energy through poetry. I remember penning my first poem on life and death on a chit of paper. It gave me great joy.

  10. Your poetry is beautiful just the way you are, Reema.

    I feel that poetry is words in motion. I love the feel, the emotion and the flow of poetry. As much as I love to read good poems, I also love to write them. It comes naturally and easily to me. Much easier than normal prose or random posts.

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