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Rethinking about regretted life choices, I wrote this:continue...
मेरा जीवन एक किताब है,
इसे सम्पन्न करने का मेरा ख्वाब है।
जानता हूँ इसमें बहुत सारे दाग हैं,
पर इन्हें साफ़ करने के लिए भी कोई ना कोई आब है।
ए मक्षिका! क्या भिनभिनाती हो?
A little bit of background, how I came up with this poem: We had a poem in Grade 9 in school (it was in क्षितिज NCERT book), titled "कैदी और कोकिला" which (you can read it here) had primary lines "क्या गाती हो" and "कोकिल बोलो तो". It was hightly metaphorical poem, and was written by Makhanlal Chaturvedi during his stay in jail during India's Independence moment. Our teacher Meena Anand ma'am asked us to write one such poem in that style, so I came up with this poem titled "ए मक्षिका! क्या भिनभिनाती हो?". Is it weird, or is it funny, or does it have some deep message (I seriously did not intend to give a deep message, but if you are a hardcore poet, maybe let me know about the deep meaning.)continue...
ਜਾਣਨਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਹਾਂ
ਮੈਂ ਖਾਸ ਹਾਂ,
ਇਹ ਮੈਂ ਜਾਣਦਾ ਹਾਂ,
ਤੇ ਏਸੇ ਖਾਸ ਖੁਦ ਨੂੰ,
ਪਛਾਣਨਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਹਾਂ।
Talents and qualities of my classmates
In Grade 10, during the period where studies were semi-online (lockdown was just opened, and we started going to school for reduced hours optionally), our English teacher Sujata ma'am provided us with projects we have to do for final evaluation. One of these was to write a song on the topic "Talents and qualities of my classmates".continue...