I think most people didn’t understand the intention behind my book “Enter“. It was a parody. We wanted to show how easy it is to write such “poems”.
Somehow people loved “Enter”, which we had written in just four hours, more than my debut book “Reflections of My Youth” for which I had put serious efforts.
But that’s the trend of the era we are living in, people have a very short attention span and they love micro-poems. To be honest, I don’t have any problem with micro-poems.
But take a look at this poems by some of the most popular poets –
I won’t go into the debate of whether these are poems or not, because it’s a very subjective thing.
My personal opinion – Will I call it poetry? Yes. Will I say these are good poems? Not at all.
Why? Because these are simple prose dressed up in poetic garb. No not even poetic garb to be honest. Almost all of these don’t have any metaphor, analogy, simile, pun, imagery, allusion, paradox, rhyme, meter (or at least some sense of the rhythm of the words).
Most importantly all of us can write such ‘poems’ all day long as fast as we can type.
Here’s ten minutes’ work of converting your prose into such ‘poems’ –
Bacteria and Plants
They are the master chemists.
They synthesize mind-boggling variety,
of macromolecules based compounds,
Like sugars, proteins, lipids, and enzymes,
Using simple chemicals,
Present in the medium and soil. – Ranjit Singh
This is not just a tale,
of love but wholeness.
The balance and harmony,
Between complementary pairs,
The union of divine,
Feminine and masculine.
The yin and yang. – Sakshi
with the lockdown,
people won’t meet as usual,
but will still celebrate! – Sharvina
I have read somewhere,
a legendary tale,
on the internet,
explaining how Lord Rama was building a bridge,
He sought help,
of all the fish in the sea. – Rakhi Jana
of the dark blue waves,
To slid him into the lap of the lands.
to send his oodles of feelings right away,
He felt the chill,
of a cool ocean breeze,
drifting towards the shore. – Anisha
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