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In Conversation With Myself : Episode 3 

In Conversation With Myself : Episode 3  – Lyrical Heart

A couple of days ago, someone commented on a poetry review on my blog, citing the easiness of approach and acceptance that has transpired now as compared to only a few people capable or even brave enough to pursue this particular avenue.
It got me thinking and I realized that although the poems of Keats, P. B. Shelley, Dickinson and other prolific poets are the cult favorites and memorable notes on everyone’s lips, the advent of contemporary poets, who have dispensed the need to follow set format of alliteration and rhyming, banking only on a lyrical prose have indeed opened up the so restricted entry into the poetry world.
The recent most bestsellers, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, The Soul Charmer by Richa Saxena and Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav have rapidly changed the way people look at poems. Long gone are the days when a poem had to be complex and tangled enough to make it to a ‘masterpiece’. The restricting boundaries that previously seemed too daunting to be undertaken and broken are now easily traversed.
Does this mean that the poems don’t matter anymore? That they won’t be recognized as classics anymore? Of course not. It just means that the sounds of your heart don’t have to fall in a defined format or the classic, flowery language and for the writer soul in me, nothing could be more liberating than a lyrical expression straight off my heart.
And this is what the master of poetry, Rumi has to say!
“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
He has got me thinking on a couple of points……. *thinking gears on*…. well stay tuned!
Until next time!

The Writer:

Shelly Bajwa is Content Brewer Intern at Kaffeinated Konversations. Shelly has earned a postgraduate from London and is versatile, self-motivated and enthusiastic person. She has lived in Bahrain for a number of years and more recently in London, UK from where she has completed her Master’s Degree.  An ardent reader with varying interest areas especially Egyptology and classics; she loves music and dance having choreographed many dance shows in school.



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