Quote of the week

Live a life without regrets. Do what you can now. Have fun, be good, be smart, be happy and keep moving forward.

Have a great week ahead!

The grey clover

Poem of the week: one Art

Hello people! My poem of this week is called “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop.

I absolutely loved this poem from the very first line. Although the poem actually talks about losing things which could bring pain, but it also talks about accepting that we may experience losses at some point in life but rather than give up or lose hope, the writer talks about  overcoming the bad times and moving on by saying it’s “not a disaster”.

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Elizabeth Bishop describes losing as an “art”  despite the serious issue and quite sad theme in the poem, and I think this kinda reduces the tension of “losing” and giving off a lighter note. Perhaps to show that there’s often some sort of beauty or something to gain from losses. I also see the “art of losing” as perhaps a skill necessary for all of us to learn. Bishop starts off by talking about it so casually by saying “the art of losing is not hard to master” and this more likely emphasizes in it being a skill that may be necessary for survival.

This is just a summary of my impressions of the poem and my own perspective. Let me know what you guys think and what you think of the poem.

Feel free to share some of your favourite poems too! I look forward to reading them. Till next time!

The grey clover

Silence part 2

In fear, I became frozen

In danger, my heart was becoming molten

I had to act but it seemed like a ruction

Which escalated to a volcanic eruption

The sight left me numb

While it seemed like a huge bomb

Oh my! The explosion

Caused so much commotion

All emotions went extinct

And my visions seemed like a tint / smeared with my instincts

Sirens and rescue teams were suddenly over the place

They came to help or at least save some face

Just when we thought it was all over

A new wave swept across the border

Like a large scale production

Of factories meeting their distribution

The instant we all looked there

We knew how it was going to end here

A terror to all, a tragedy with no glory

This, will be the end of our story

With no need to question the ambience

We all gave in, with silence

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” Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth”- Maxime Legacé

Part 1

In awe, my lips parted

In confusion, no words departed

Without any devotion

I lost all emotion

And all I ever wanted

left me in pain, haunted

Haunted, I will be till I take correction

But it seems I prefer the dysfunction

The earthly lures make me tempted

I can’t continue this journey undaunted

With several battles in motion

my instinct flew with no caution

To be continued…

@Thegreyclover

Quote of the week

Don’t let your happiness depend on people. People can disappoint and things can be taken away anytime. Let your source of motivation come from within, be goal-oriented and let that drive you to make your dreams come true.

Have a great week ahead!

Poem of the week

Hello people! I’ve decided to be sharing some of my favourite poems. The one for this week is called “If” by Rudyard Kipling.

I absolutely love this poem not only because of the structure and style but also because of the clear message it passed.

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Let me know if you like this poem also and I’d love to hear your other favourite poems too. Till next time!

Handle with care

Hi guys, I have a YouTube channel where I do video narrations of some of my favourite poems. Do check it out and let me know what you think!

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“Celebrate endings- for they precede new beginnings”- Jonathan Lockwood

In despair

I fear

That my whole world will be set on fire

And all I desire

Shall no longer triumph

Perchance my deeds will be written off

so I may start anew

But the rue

Is here to stay

With me night and day

@thegreyclover

Quote of the week

Be yourself, everyone else is taken”- Oscar Wilde.
In a world where we can be anything we want, always be true to yourself. Be you, be who you want to be. You don’t need to please everyone. Be happy. Have a great week ahead

The sunshine blogger award

I have been nominated by the amazing Ingrid at Experiments in fiction. for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Ingrid writes beautiful stories and poems too. A great recommendation for lovers of poetry and prose.

The Rules
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

My questions for you:
1. When did you start writing? I started writing as a hobby in high school after I got tired of writing only for my English teachers, I finally decided to start writing my own poems.


2. What are your writing goals? I usually just write when I feel like it but I hope to make a difference someday to people who might feel insecure and less of themselves. I hope one day, I might just inspire a couple of people.

3. What do you prefer to read, factual or fictional writing? I love fictional writing. I’d rather read fiction a hundred times over actually. It gives a chance for our imaginations to run free and take break from reality. I like to see it as my form of escape.


4. Do you prefer poetry or prose? I actually love both. I think my choice depends on my mood but poetry seems to work for every situation.


5. Do you prefer short fiction or novels? I definitely prefer novels. I don’t know why but short fiction is not my thing.


6. What is your dream holiday destination? This isn’t so easy to answer. I have a list of places really but if I had to pick one, I’d probably pick somewhere in space or the moon (don’t mind me, I’m just so much of a space freak)


7. How would you spend your last day on earth, if you could chose to do absolutely anything? I would most likely spend time with my family and probably try to enjoy the scenery really.


8. What is your favourite song? Another one that isn’t so easy. I have alot of songs I like. For me now, it’s all songs by NF (especially his last album called The search)


9. Do you use social media to promote your writing and if so, which platforms? Yes i do. I usually use Instagram (@thegreyclover) and Pinterest for now.


10. Have you ever written a book, or do you plan to (please provide details)? I haven’t written a book yet but I’m currently working on writing a few. Hopefully I’ll be done writing my first soon (it’s not so easy to write, anyone who’s a writer as a career is really doing a wonderful job. It’s not something for the weak)


11. Large hotel or small guest house: which do you prefer and why? As much as I like small cozy places, I’d pick the large hotel because sometimes, I just want to get out of my comfort zone and explore. I imagine the hotel would have a beautiful scenery too, so that should count

My Nominees are

Congratulations to all of my nominees ( please answer the same questions as I did above) If you decide to accept the award, please provide a link to your post in the comments below so I can read your answers.

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