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Category: POETRY

Love and Banjaara

In 2014, the Romantic film convention faces a U-turn, as India once again give a new definition to love. The typical hero-heroine-villain triangle becomes a straight line, as “Ek Villain” becomes a blockbuster in the film history. And as it begins, we are immediately drawn with the opening lines of the film; “Every love story has a hero, heroine, and a villain. But this love story is of a villain”. How society changes Angels in to Demons, how no one is a born hero or a villain, but circumstantial in that is displayed in a moving tale. What drags...

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Citizenship

It is funny that your identity is Already defined once you were born Your race, Your country And your sexuality They are already determined But how would they know how you would become of? You belong to what you believe, Isn’t it? And how would anyone else know what you believe in.. You cross seas to become someone Trying to believe something new But can you really believe anything else, But what you already believed...

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A Sonnet for Mother Lanka

During a creative writing workshop I got the chance to learn the form of poetry, “Sonnet” (or sonette). Probably you have already read Shakespeare’s famous sonnet “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” The basic rules of writing a sonnet are as follows (please note this is not a complete guide for writing a sonnet, but you can certainly try writing one by following these tips). 1. You should write 4 verses. Three verses with 4 lines and the last/fourth verse should have only 2 lines (altogether it must consist of 14 lines). 2. The third verse should change the direction of the poem (a twist or conflict). 3. It must be written in one of various standard rhyme schemes. 4. The last verse should summarize and leave the reader with a new, concluding image. The below given poem was the outcome of an exercise I did in the workshop. This was written by me and Debora (another participant of the workshop), where I wrote every other line and she wrote the rest of the lines. The rhyme scheme we followed is, A B A B C D C D E F E F G G Here is the sonnet we wrote (you might think it’s a very political poem, yes, it is). Oh Sri Lanka, How wonderful you look I’ve slept in your breast, I felt your...

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Mermaid in Love

I love rhyming words. I love mermaids. The poem is a combination of the love for both. The image is a photograph of a wall painting in the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Redeem her love her wildest dream The mermaid in love will swim upstream And will sing under creamy moon beam While sea stars dance with team sea...

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The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters Click here to view the full size infographic Born to  Patrick Brontë, an Irish Anglican clergyman and Maria were six children. They were Maria Brontë, Elizabeth Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Branwell Brontë, Anne Brontë. The mother died of what is believed to have been uterine cancer. Two elder daughters Maria and Elizabeth died later of tuberculosis. The children lacked formal education. They hardly went to school to avoid epidemic deceases. But they accessed their father’s well-stocked library. The three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne had piano lessons and art lessons. Their aunt tried to...

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