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How and why I write poetry

When friends ask me: “ What is your
Secret of poetry?
What is your inspiration?
Whence rhyme and symmetry?”

I say when my heart sings a
Happy or plaintive song,
On its own it is then that
My poems come along.

That is why they have a rhyme
And have a certain flow.
If they are from the heart, then
Only to hearts they go.

I say that my poems are
Written without forethought.
My poems are nothing but
Sad feelings and tears hot.

It’s when those tears fall on a
Crumpled sheet of paper,
They shape into a poem,
Poet’s only treasure.

* Written in abcb 7-6-7-6 format

• Editor’s choice in Poetry Newsletter, 4 July 2007.

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M C Gupta
29 March 2005
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