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On the Poetic Word

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ave you ever been asked “hmm… but what is a poem? what is poetry? ” ?  I ask because I have been asked, and have been quite tongue-tied; The experiment is repeatable; I’d likely mumble, employ a few umms and errs, stare into space and eventually give up. Nothing from my own (little) experience  seems […]

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On Symbols in Poetry

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I’m sharing below a short excerpt of a book by A.B.Purani I on symbols in poetry. Having been ‘under-the-influence’ of some fairly symbol-rich poetry over the past decade, I was filled with gladness to have found this beautiful passage that actually threw light on what a ‘symbol’ represents. A few lines of poetry that (to […]

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