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Life – Some Thoughts

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Welcome or Let Go

I am here today, at this moment
Beside you, influencing you
With the power you have bestowed upon me

Who am I? Sometimes, I am the joy
of achievement, sometimes the agony
of failure, sometimes the test of perseverance

I enfold you in the see-saw of emotions,
enjoying the hold I have on you. For ages,
I was just a story told as tales to grandchildren

Today, with technology, I can be captured
I can spread my wings on social media
The art to embrace me or release me is the lesson to learn



Mary Barnet, whose books have been nominated for Pushcart and Nobel Prizes reviews Explore and calls me “a child of Kipling” #gratitude

explorevijayaMary Barnet, American poet, published 86 Sonnets for the 21st Century in 2015 & is being nominated for a second time for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, The New American: Selected Poems (Gilford Press 2006) was nominated for a Nobel Prize. It has been reviewed by Adam Donaldson Powell who calls the poems “carefully tailored pearls.”

Mary reviews Explore  and calls me “a child of Kipling”. Read the review at




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exploreMy third poetry collection Explore is now available for my readers. Explore, as the name suggests, explores a variety of forms like Shakespearean Sonnet, Acrostic, Pantoum, Haiku, Haibun and Open Forms. It contains a few poems written during the Poetry Marathon 2016 and Poems published in Silver Birch Press.


Cover Design by Arunabha Sengupta

Author Photo by Rakshit Gandhi

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inspireInspire, my first step towards the literary world, is very close to my heart. The poems in this book are straight from my soul. The journey from resuming my writing after nearly 16 years to publishing this book has been a memorable one. The force that guided me to write poems and publish Inspire humbles me.