Saturday, September 15, 2012

What do you take back from ..lines, from poems, from books that you read?

Through all the books, the pages, the people and experiences that I have read through in life, three lines have stuck by me..bringing about immense proportions in my personal sphere as a poet and more importantly as a person.

'They also serve who only stand and wait' - By Milton in his poem 'On his Blindness'

To me the lines have always symbolized supreme surrender, without which no faith I believe can exist..and faith in a person, in their beliefs is important for my own sanity that believes that every man is blessed..he /she just needs to find out how.

'How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you..'

These lines from W.B Yeat's 'When you are old' have always been to me an apt description of what love is is how I would love to be loved.

A random quote I heard( I don't know who's it is)

'Mediocre poets achieve sucess, the real ones commit suicide'

The lines tell me every time, that what is writ on the paper, is only a very small percentage of what poetry is..poetry is what you feel, it is in the mind..and the success or failure of feelings don't really matter..poems were never written so one could be rich anyway..poems are written because one cannot but write them..and THAT exact moment is poetry.

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