A ‘Found’ Essay
I decided to use ‘found’ lines from my own poems, using techniques for writing found poetry. More on this in my post Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry
Reading a little bit of ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ by Gill Sims made me want to try my hand at a different style of writing. Light hearted, but with a message.
Continue reading If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay
I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai.
We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry.
It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different the poems of each participant were.
The workshop started with an explanation on found poetry, and how we were to work on our poems. And then, we got started with our assignments.
Here’s the poems I wrote at the workshop, with a brief note on each exercise. Continue reading Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry
Alone but not lonely, ‘cos I’m with myself,
Just as happy as when I meet up with someone else.
With paper and pen, and some words – not the best,
Words sometimes unclear or imperfect – the way I talk to my friends.
But blogging is different – I need to take care,
Continue reading From a Blogger
A home that’s relaxed needs organisation and routine,
Things bought in advance, and no last minute cooking.
But there’s just one thing that used to cause me stress,
Paperwork and clearing my inbox, something I’d rather attend to a lot less.
Continue reading Comfort Food and Writing
A post about how writing helps me find solutions, and minimise stress. I write and find solutions when running my home gets me down, and I decided it would help me make filing our annual income tax returns quick, and stress-free. And it did!
It’s THAT time of the year. When our annual income tax returns force me to deal with paperwork I have put aside and left undone the full year. I’m generally not prone to feelings of sadness, but this is one time that’s always an exception. I fall back on the only thing that helps me – Chocolate cake and hot cup of chai!
This year, I decide to put my knowledge of piano practise techniques to use, and organise this activity once and for all.
I’m going to FIGHT THIS BEAST and I’m going to WIN!
Then enjoy my chocolate cake and chai with a satisfied grin.
Continue reading Writing to minimise drudgery and find solutions