Thursday, 4 May 2006

Why write?

Reference to Question for The Writers at S&C

I do not write to please others. I write because I want to or at times I have to. Writing for me is an outlet. Maybe my inner self or creativity. At times there is no fine line between the two.

I for one cannot conform to set rules. I seldom follow rules in poetry. I am more comfortable with free verse. Established norms can only be followed to a certain point. At least I feel that way.

As Vasu says, how does one define a poem? Is my poem a poem for you too? Very difficult to say.

You may like a poem and I may loath it. Or worse unmoved by it. But it does not cease to be a poem. We all have varied reactions for the same piece of work.

Thats how I feel.

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