The first poem I remember reading/hearing/reacting to was …
…this Tagore poem. It’s still one of my favourites.
I was forced to memorize a Keat’s poem (forgot the name!) in school and …
…I didn’t understand a single thing about it. I was only 12 mind you.
I read poetry because …
…It’s the simplest way of expressing oneself – however complex it may sometimes seem to be.
A poem I’m likely to think about when asked about a favorite poem is …
…Indeed, the Tagore poem.
I would ask for still more
If I had the sky with all its stars,
And the world with its endless riches;
But I would be content
With the smallest corner of this earth,
If only she were mine.
–Rabindranath Tagore, Collected Poems and Plays, Lover’s Gift (V)
I write write poetry, but …
admit that not all of them are good ones, in the sense that I was not
able to express my feelings properly. I couldn’t translate my emotions
My experience with reading poetry differs from my experience with reading other types of literature …
…Because a really good piece of poetry inspires me.
I find poetry …
…One of purest forms of literature.
The last time I heard poetry …
…I don’t think I gave it any second thoughts because I can’t remember when was the last time I heard poetry!
I think poetry is like …
…Feelings and emotions in words. Just magic.
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