Nivedita Lall is a teacher by vocation and a writer by avocation. She considers herself a perpetual student of literature and life. She is an ardent lover of sunrise and butterflies and is a passionate stargazer. 'Psalm of Life' is her favourite poem and 'Jane Eyre' and 'The Book-Thief' her favourite prose. She lives an idyllic fairytale life in the middle of a concrete jungle and is an official day-dreamer.On usual days you'll find her with a book and a pen. On unusual ones, gleefully chatting with friends.

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The Birth of a Poem

Beautifully crafted poem, "The Birth of a Poem," that makes you travel through the past and present of your memories, and thus it is born.

What spurs the birth of a poem?
What nascence it enjoys?
A borrowed spark or hired fire,
Or your own white noise?

Do old memories cast
A shadow on today?
And is the present born
Of past that's thrown away?

Or was the umbilical cord
Of present and the past
Not properly severed
So the ephemeral would last?

When inherently chequered
Like sunshine through the leaves
It often makes me wonder
What poetry achieves?

They tell me it is cryptic
But poetry, is life
Love at first sight, for some
For some, eternal strife!

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Nivedita Lall

Nivedita Lall

Nivedita Lall is a teacher by vocation and a writer by avocation. She considers herself a perpetual student of literature and life. She is an ardent lover of sunrise and butterflies and is a passionate stargazer. 'Psalm of Life' is her favourite poem and 'Jane Eyre' and 'The Book-Thief' her favourite prose. She lives an idyllic fairytale life in the middle of a concrete jungle and is an official day-dreamer.On usual days you'll find her with a book and a pen. On unusual ones, gleefully chatting with friends.
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