May The Fourth

On account of Star Wars Day, here’s a small poem dedicated to my dad! We are all avid literature and cinema aficionados in my family but my father and I share an exceptional love for sci-fi and thriller films especially the Star Wars and Star Trek saga.

This poem recounts the very first time my father narrated the story of Anakin Skywalker to me when I was just 5 years old. After that, we made it a point to watch them all together by renting the DvDs-unforgettable memories! And now, nearly 17 years later, I am gearing up to see the final instalment in the cinema with him.

Without my father; I never would have understood the Star Wars mania or fallen in love with the Skywalker twins, Han Solo and countless others and for that; I am forever grateful to him.

Lastly, May The Fourth Be With You!


NaPoWriMo Day 22

NaPoWriMo Day 22! Today’s prompt was to express something about another form of art. In this short poem, I have paid homage to the art forms of painting and dancing. This poem is also incredibly special to me as the image used today was digitally illustrated by my best friend, a brilliant artist who is also the focus of the first section. The second section is about the way I perceive dance, my other passion apart from writing.   

Happy Reading!

April 22

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NaPoWriMo Day 7

Hurrah! One week of NaPoWriMo done! Today’s prompt was to write a poem of gifts that we would give ourselves and others. The left page is my interpretation while the right page in parentheses, expresses my thoughts regarding the complexity of the prompt. Happy Reading!

April 7 Final⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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NaPoWriMo Day 6

NaPoWriMo Day 6! The prompt was to write about the possible, the ifs, coulds, shoulds and woulds of the world. Here’s my take on it! Happy Reading!

6th April
What If
What if
I selected the ideal ink— Sepia yet dark enough to convey what I wished to say
What if
I handpicked the perfect parchment— Thin yet heavy enough to carry the weight of words
What if
I found a bottle beyond compare— miniature yet spacious enough to hold all these emotions
What if
I walked to the serenest sea— Powerful to surge across yet gentle enough to cradle my heart
What if
I set it free— the paper, the ink and the bottle — Into this sea?
Would it reach the one dearest to me?
Amala R. ⠀

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Alignment of Stars

Her beauty unmatched and ethereal,
Adorned in her hair, loving myrtle.
She gazed on him down below
As he shed tears of sorrow.
He felt her presence, near yet far—
Circling round like morning star.
He stared at the dark Night,
Wherein their love shone bright.
The two star cross’d lovers
Long’d to be in arms together,
One reached downwards and the other up high-
As the stars did realign themselves in the sky.