On 26 March 2019, my name appeared in a newspaper for the third time, thanks to Mayank Austen Soofi! See the pic above.
I was completely swept off my feet when I saw the Delhiwala column of the Hindustan Times that day!
While sharing the news with my friends and well-wishers, I surprised myself by using a combination of words that was actually a Haiku!
This was what I wrote.
“My youngest poem Yellow Semals
Flew out of its nest today.
It’s in Hindustan Times, Delhi, today.”
I call this a Haiku of Joy….
Here is the link to my latest poem ‘Yellow Semals.’
It was inspired from an earlier blog post with the same name.
Inspired by a prompt from my favorite poetry website Poemhunter.com, I wrote my own poem on the year just gone by…
I call them official bougainvilleas because they live and breathe inside the office premises. Their blazing, bright colors add soul, poetry, innocence, and freshness to their surroundings and inspire us to continue blooming; to be happy and creative in spite of the oppressive work life in the private sector and its inevitable politics…
These words are now part of a poem…Read it here…https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/official-bougainvilleas/?m=0
Nothing can be as fickle, treacherous
Love it or hate it,
Take it or leave it,
Life will remain life.
Sometimes it hurls stones
On your path,
And sometimes it throws
Flowers on your feet.
But you just have to keep plodding on.
Because flowers and stones are but
As ephemeral as the fog,
As short-lived as the images of a kaleidoscope.
Inspired from this pic, I wrote a poem a few days later.
It is now on Poemhunter.com.
With a bent head,
And a humble soul,
I pray to thee,
Oh, God Almighty,
Please let me be,
If only for a little while more,
From joining the dead leaves,
Cycle of life and death…
Copyright: Jasbir Chatterjee
Just take a look below.
I am a Poet of The Day Today on Poemhunter.com with my poem ‘Stars In My Eyes!’
I feel absolutely thrilled!! ☺️☺️☺️☺️
Last year too, on the same day, 16th March, the same poem earned me the same place under the sun…Quite a strange coincidence, I must say, and this was pointed out to me by one of my poet friends Kim on poem hunter.com!
My poem ‘Living in the Present’ that I uploaded today on Poemhunter.com was inspired from the pics you see here.
Here is the link.
I clicked this pic on 18 October 2017, a day before Diwali. My poem inspired from this pic is now on poemhunter.com.