‘Chitrangada’, a dance drama by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892, is based on the love life of Manipur’s princess Chitrangada and Arjun, the third Pandava of the epic Mahabharata....
‘Chitrangada’, a dance drama by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892, is based on the love life of Manipur’s princess Chitrangada and Arjun, the third Pandava of the epic Mahabharata....
A wistful love poem for Valentine's Day by Ramendra Kumar.
A poignant, hard-hitting poem on humanity and the perils of a sensitive soul.
'Revisiting An Old Home' is Lopa Banerjee's poem dedicated to her maiden home in Barrackpore, India. It is now part of her debut poetry collection 'Let The Night Sing',...
A poignant poem by Kabir Deb about the romance and the almost forgotten art of writing letters, that too, when exchanged between lovers.
A sublime poem by Geethanjali Dilip, International Reuel Prize Winner 2017 for poetry, commemorating on the sacrifice and unconditioned love of Jesus.
A lyrical poem by UGC junior research fellow Sourav Paul.
A bunch of short poetic musings about the poet's homeland, India. Rudrodip Majumdar, a PhD in Nuclear Engineering is an avid blogger and poet.
Translation of one of the most beautiful and motivating Puja Parjay songs of Tagore from Geetanjali.
Maya Khandelwal's evocative review of Lopamudra Banerjee's memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', written in a poetic, lyrical form. Her first attempt at...
My mother was a writer. She and I published, at her own cost, at my cousin's press, a hand-crafted book with a beautiful red cover titled very simply "Sara / Poems"...
A rare and memorable picture poem by Michele Baron for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning and Creativity'
A soulful English translation of one of Rabindranath Tagore's most sublime songs of Gitabitan, on the auspicious occasion of his birth anniversary.
A soulful and sensitively penned poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'
A very sensitively penned poem for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A very thoughtful and emotionally charged poem depicting the life of an autistic child, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A sensitive poem honouring and celebrating differently abled children, for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning & Creativity
A sensitive poem for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning & Creativity'
A strong, hard-hitting poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I
A sensitive poem dedicated to children with autism for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning and Creativity.
Sensitive and powerful poetic depiction of a boy with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A sensitive poem depicting the life of an autistic child, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A thoughtful poem about a differently abled child with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'
A sensitively depicted poetic piece on the life of an autistic child, and the difference he can make to the world, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'....
A poetic depiction of the life of a special needs child, a child living with autism, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
A hard-hitting poem on the life of an autistic child and his parents for the Autism Special Edition I, building Autism Awareness through poetry.
A strong, succinct editorial note about the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity', defining the purpose behind curating and publishing this edition and introducing...
My poetic tribute to the dark, sinister, yet irresistible love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw in Emily Bronte's classic novel 'Wuthering Heights'.
My poetic tribute to two timeless romances of Bollywood which swept me off my feet in my girlhood days, Ek Duje Ke Liye, and Silsila.
Love is... finding utopia even in shackles. On Valentine's Day, enjoy this sweet love poem from Ramendra Kumar.
Valentine's Day Special: Two love poems by Uma Subedi translated from Nepali to English by renowned poet/author/translator Suman Pokhrel.
Mother poems from Learning and Creativity - Enjoy this beautiful poem about a mother's endless struggle to make her boisterous 3-year-old listen to her.
A wistful poem about oblivion and nothingness that awaits every soul.
I went to my father A tired and crumpled man I told him, “I am sorry, But I love you more than anyone ever can.”
A heartfelt tribute to the poetry and life of the celebrated, radical poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, on the National Poetry Month.
Anindita Bose's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain....
Shreyatama Datta's poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016.
Kushal Poddar's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain....
A richly symbolic poem dedicated to womanhood and the position of women in society.
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
An intimate author interview with prolific poet Sanjeev Sethi regarding his latest collection 'This Summer and That Summer'.
A touching poetic saga of oppressed women of the modern days, named after the Hindu goddesses.
A soulful poem about a woman in wax.
A powerful, hard-hitting poem about the Every Woman, the everyday diva.
A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
A heart-touching poem about the indomitable spirit of womanhood.
A poet's soulful account followed by his estrangement from his beloved.
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of love and togetherness.
A soulful poem on matured love and how the lovers' emotions evolve while exploring love.
A poem celebrating the quintessential passion of love.
An intensely passionate love poem, celebrating the emotional fervour of the lovers.
A poem about attachments in the physical world.
A soulful poetic account as the poet reminisces the memories of a house, lost in flames
Blue , the color of all my morns Teeming with hope and Shredded bygones Crimson ,the hue of early noon A clumsy mishmash Of ecstasy and doom Green , the signal of twilight I...
A poet's nostalgic reminiscence of her girlhood days.
A lyrical poem with strong imagery portraying a pigeon and a nylon string.
A poem by Sufia Khatoon on the enigmatic beauty of old Calcutta (now rechristened 'Kolkata'), inspired by a photograph of an old building in the city by Kounteya Sinha.
A poem about the universal journey of life and the horizons one explores on the way.
A poet's soulful musing about the act of writing poems.
A passionate account of a poet's quest to find the lady-love of her dreams.
A symbolic, metaphorical quest of a man for memories and his journey with them.
A heartfelt poem about the loss of a loved one.
A vision of a poet, a journey through abstract imagery.
A deeply philosophical poem about the various nuances of human life and what makes life meaningful for us.
A whimsical poem about how a poet's verses can leave a deep impact on the reader's mind.
In every goodbye, let there be the rambling of lost loves... A touching poem of walking away from the land you are rooted to.
A sublime nature poem.
A heartfelt tribute to the auspicious festival of lights, Deepavali or Diwali, and a plea to all of humanity to rekindle their inner lights.
The artist and her soul-searching journey with words.
A dark poem unfolding some mysterious nuances of the mind that aches when it hurts someone close.
A poetic journey of writing a sonnet inspired by a muse.
A spirited ode to darkness and shadows and light.
A poem about reminiscing a lost love and reflecting about the estrangement.
We are very glad and honoured to announce the results of our Roseate Sonnets contest, for which we received an overwhelming response in Learning and Creativity.
A unique, experimental poetic form, the Roseate Sonnet, invented by Dr. A.V. Koshy and inspired by the symbol of the rose, that also inspired other poets to try it.
A craving to hold on to love - expressed in verse.
A touching poem written to honour the love between a mother and her differently abled son.
A powerful, hard-hitting poem depicting the spiritual essence of river Ganga and how the river has degenerated over the ages in the hands of humans.
I would like to thank Dr. Ampat Koshi for his introducing this poetic form and due to his inspiration, this poem took birth. Of course, the Acrostic throughout the poem is...
A roseate sonnet with a beautiful rhyming structure and an acrostic of a rose in the last four lines. This poem was voted in the Rejected Stuff group as one of the two best...
A critical and enriching poem on the scope and purpose of art and how art originated in human minds.
A seething projection of female infanticide, a rampant truth still prevalent in our country, as a mother mourns her lost womb.
A daughter's emotional moments captured while parting from her father after her marriage ceremony.
A beautiful ode and a tribute to the relentless creative and artistic spirit of the human mind, the bodies and the beings that sing, dance, paint, write.
An evocative journey of the poet's mind that essays the beauty and spiritual ardour of Varanasi, the river Ganges, the temples and the serenity around.
A love poem about the wondrous desires of the heart and the ardent passions that define them.
You were the closest that came to my notion of companionship. But, where were you? In gilt, I framed pictures of you — soft, sullen, seductive, surreal. As the climate...
Powerful poetry with rich symbolism commenting on the richness and inexplicable ardour of human love.
A heartfelt tribute to a mother and the quintessential essence of her presence, depicted by her daughter.
A surreal nature poem celebrating the exquisite beauty and wonder of the sea and the natural landscape.
A wistful, ruminative poem about the seasons and the human cravings that define them.
A wistful plea of a lover addressing his last heartfelt words to his lady-love.
A wistful entourage of memories of an old love soon to be buried under the recesses of a young girl's mind, addressed to her mother just before her wedding.
A wistful poet's prayer that encompasses his emotional fervour, his love for nature's bounty and the wondrous memories of his life in his village.
A love poem based on a fictional narrative with the gorgeous, lush green mountain terrains of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado as the backdrop.
A reflective poetic rumination about the strange, inexplicable ways in which nature manifests itself in the human world in the garb of an afternoon reverie.
A wistful, romantic poem depicting the essence and fervour of Jhulan festival in India during monsoon, a festival celebrating the divine love between Radha and Lord Krishna....
A beautiful spiritual poem by Girija P. Pathekkara about the fascinating and intriguing interrelation between Lord Krishna and his foster-mother Yashoda, translated in...
A haunting, riveting poetic narrative about an awestruck traveler finding her way in the surreal blue mountains, the rocks and the trees of the landscape.
A powerful poetic dedication to the unwavering spirit, the grit, determination and true power of womanhood.
Beautiful nature poetry about the surreal, endearing beauty of the vines creeping up our walls, and the simple, unassuming, yet timeless truths they convey.
A wistful, romantic poem about the nostalgia, bittersweet memories of a girlhood replete with dreams, rain, sweet nothings, romance and freedom.
Two romantic poems on love's greatest mysteries and the human emotions that characterize them.
A poet's wistful appeal to retain the beauty of his childhood dreams, that he admits as his juvenile crime. A dreamy, romantic, emotional confession.
A delicate, subtle love poem that speaks of the most subtle emotions and memories of love when lovers estrange, with rich, and vivid imagery.
A gripping, tragic narrative poem about the sad plight of a village farmer and his unflinching devotion to his land. A haunting, riveting poem about the myriad sacrifices...
A seething, haunting poem about the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal that shook Mother Earth and her inhabitants profoundly.
A bittersweet poem reflecting on the quintessential sadness that overwhelms the spirit of humanity.
Two symbolic poems by Sheikha A. that reflect subtly on the turmoil and the helplessness of humanity in the face of volatile turbulence in Pakistan.
On the auspicious occasion of Mother's day, my humble dedication to the memory of my mother and all mothers who have loved their children, unconditionally, selflessly. This...
On the auspicious day of the bard's birth anniversary celebrations, my humble homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and his mystical melodies.
A reflective musing on Mother Nature's beautiful abundance and the rhapsody of her music.
A refreshing romantic treat of a poem that speaks of the true essence and beauty of love.
A symbolic poem, a reflection on the ruthless materialistic world of contemporary times.
It gives me great pleasure to unveil a beautiful collection of poetic works by our brilliant poets and contributors in our Poetry Special Edition of Learning and Creativity....
A sensuous, divine expression of romantic love, which is born out of a poetic collaboration between D. Russel Micnhimer and Nalini Priyadarshini.
Nature has always inspired me , and this poem was triggered as I rambled in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary , Rajasthan, inhaling the sights and sounds that the rich wilderness...
The Face Book group Poets/Artists Unplugged to which I belong puts up a prompt from time to time. Recently it put up a prompt-- 'Cry of a Book'. Being a lifelong lover of...
This poem was inspired by a NAPOWRIMO prompt in Rejected Stuff which is also its title. It is also an attempt to write a Dylanesque ballad, set in modern times. It deals objectively...
In this beautifully evocative poem, Dr. Sunil Sharma captures the true essence, beauty and universality of poetry, presenting a rich dedication to the art and rhetoric of...
This is a collection of two poems, originally written in Nepali by celebrated poet Suman Pokhrel and translated in English by another literary great, Dr. Abhi Subedi. Both...
'Earthsick' is an attempt to find one's bearings in a large, bustling city Dubai where everyone goes unnoticed, their struggles remain anonymous and yet by being there in...
A love poem with classical elements/images from Greek mythology interspersed with the sensuous and sensual depiction of a woman’s body and persona, making this poem a luscious...
The birth of a poem is an unconscious prosody of a wordsmith’s or poet's wonderland where his / her senses are stimulated. The poet’s self is rejuvenated with a profound,...
I wrote the poem, ‘miscarriage’, some twenty years after the loss of two babies in early pregnancy. The writing helped me understand why I felt under-supported on each...
This poem came to me quite spontaneously when I visited Kalimpong in November 2014. We were visiting a flower garden where we were greeted with a host of flowering North American...
My father is a Doctor by profession, but a painter by passion. He has had 11 solo exhibition of paintings at the Academy of Fine arts, Kolkata and also several collaborated...
The poem is about a little girl named Nanceylla whom the narrator met in his sojourn to a hilly place. While the narrator was preparing to go out, the girl pleaded him to...
This poem is a dedication to the struggles of womanhood, and the social perceptions regarding the status of women in India.
Through the metaphor of a train journey, the author in this poem depicts the emotional odyssey of life itself in various different hues of revelations, temporal, spatial and...
In this poem, the poet depicts a sense of being in love, the kind of love which may not fill emptiness but certainly makes emptiness serene.
Having spent a decade of marital bliss, Aastha feels she can't help falling in love with her hubby again. Every little gesture of his still makes her heart skip a beat. She...
The poem is a rumination about negative experiences and their aftereffects in our lives. Even after certain episodes in our lives blow over, their memories linger on for a...
A hopeful, intoxicating ballad encompassing a beautiful philosophy that we often disregard in our quest for tomorrow’s promises and their fulfilment: living and reveling...
'The Root' is one of my art pieces. We all have some hidden corners lying deep inside our hearts. Some of us are poor, some are rich, some live in the city, some belong close...
I dedicate this poem to widows of all martyrs. Their agonizing sacrifice is respected and honored from the depths of my soul. This poem takes you through emotions of love...
A surreal poetic vision of Craig Froman on cities and urban images - a Learning and Creativity Special commemorating US National Poetry Month 2015.
Archisha Bhatt, a VII Std. student muses over the four delightful seasons of the world and the bounties each of them bring for us.
Writers, poets and wordsmiths...! Contribute your poems for our special month in 'Learning and Creativity', dedicated to the National Poetry Month April 2015.
The undying desire to create a world away from the world of hate, to have hope in the future. A poem by Dr Ampat Koshy in National Poetry Month 2015 Special
A letter to my old, forgotten, forsaken poems, on the occasion of the World Poetry Day.
March 21st being International Poet’s Day, I am dedicating this work for all poets around the world.
On International Women's Day, Learning and Creativity presents a poem by Maaya Dev that reveals the woman in her entirety, as the one who conceals the rhythm of all seasons....
I wrote this little poem for my younger daughter Sharanya (Rimli) in a bewildered mental state after she met with her first accident in her school.
The four dragons’ love for mankind is not a story... Inspired from a Chinese story-poem, this poem recounts a beautiful legend of kindness and compassion.
Bearing dark blood all over the glowing soul I credited to me, own the hues of humanity.
There is boredom in the bordello filled with broken fragrances of waiting gun powder and desolate embers – I pick up the repeater and send straight through my left ear...
Ramendra Kumar, author of Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm recounts and revisits his years of bringing up his son, a pocket-sized dynamo, a bundle of joy.
I can happily say- I lost everything But I found myself So, it was worthwhile
Life is just an illusion Distinguish the unreal beauty From the beautiful reality.
You add a smile to your lips when you create one for others, And subtract a many, when because of you, on someone pain showers.
About love and togetherness, about change and constancy, about celebrating life's moments of belonging.
Wisps of thoughts floating visualizes thoughts in the rich imagery of the dragonfly.
I never asked you to wish me luck, or, to hold my hand in the darkness of the city, I never cried as I treaded alone inside the room to open the windows, that lead me to the...
Everyone is masked and should be unmasked, As you always say
This is the moment I need Again and again This is the moment I seek Again and again.
I ensconced myself with parlous disheartenment Cursing my destiny; I resolved to look high and low for a spare door
There should have been a miracle in his life, Like an apple cut without using a knife.
I know that girl Who is walking towards her own doom On her own will. Strange girl she is, A known stranger of mine… I had seen her iconic eyes, But not the tears welled...
Be lively or a lazy girl I just want to be a little girl.
A beautiful poem for daughter by her father that reminiscences his joyful journey with her through life.
Even when my mind is aflame and soul afire even when I walk on the sharp edge of life you hang like silver smiles on my lips. Even when I wonder I’ve forgotten my abode in...
A poem introspecting the inward journey in pursuit of time!
A beautiful poem on our eternal thirst to drink the nectar of life and experience the intoxication of being alive in this world.
Last few dusks I sneaked into to the pearly rain falls lapping, soaking onto the soil on the rims of the yearning shrubberies tapped by the sunny annexes of intermittent,...
Though I know, Some things are never to be forgotten And some scars are to be kept alive.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Ramendra Kumar dedicates a poem to the most important woman in his life...
Poet Swadesh Sen passed away on March 6, 2014. Amitava Nag remembers him as one of those bridges between the fluidic ornamentation of the 70's and the grounded post-modernist...
In the dark I cry,
Spring the season of love As ordained by Mother Nature, Was holding in its thrall Almost every creature.
the men lie, the women forget
I make her ring...
I have always hated the word ‘sansar’, Did Apu smile at last?...
The once strong walls have now knelt down, Turned into ruins, the beautiful nest where I’ve grown.
The field is a death maze for even the bold, A missed step, a stumble and men hurtle down.
Just a seed planted by your apple Has grown beyond the horizons Into an orchard of the sweet fruit
Place me in a widest meadow, Ere a broadest crimson horizon!... Read this beautiful poem on the sunset of life
Poems about family: Spent my childhood days with you...Would like to cherish those golden moments...
Lived life as a vagabond, Only to find refuge in you...
It was only one – that apple was solitary, To reach its depths I was the one and only.
An unhurried afternoon in Kashmir
Through the flickering white of semi-closed lids, I glimpsed, the journey of a man becoming a child again.
Plead you may, for I am not an angel, Wishes are mere cry, what’s in it for the stone hearted
Do please unhesitatingly get down, and draw your life again with a crayon,
I stand on the stage without a trick at hand Dreading the frenzy of the audience, I reassure, this interlude is a crossing and not a chasm. The fear is of connection and...
Marks on a spotless slate, Darkened by time, Each one bearing its own tale.
I see you sister all grown up, Folding his linen polishing his silver, Sewing his buttons ironing his pants, But why are your sleeves wet sister?
In the dim light of a melting candle, it's really wonderful to meditate, Meditate in the name of God.
This was the Buick Roadmaster of wagons, carrying mail like the Pony Express. Our imaginary Conestoga wagon wedded to a Sherman tank, our Pegasus, our Streamliner worthy...
I watched as she walked away, Till I could see her no more But she left behind some thoughts, And my teddy on the floor That day the snow melted, Both inside and out That...
Life taught me a lesson That I teach you, my child today You don’t go in search of opportunities Opportunities, they come your way
Ma, I miss you. You promised me that I would up in the clouds Someday.
Mirza Ghalib did rightly extol, The world is the body, Delhi its soul Welcome to Delhi-City of your dreams Elegant, diverse, cultured and supre
And then, Poof, "Thank you for the time; That sums it all up -- Any questions?"
The air like papier-mâché heavily beautiful torn music chunks sticky catch in open passages send aromatic messages.
None could feel that mighty bond That linked us together in this Earthly Life!
In this chatter of individualistic souls Let us think of something together Let’s walk on the embankment
Nor the lure of the sun, Nor the desire of heights, But the joy of the silent fall.
I am possessed by life and I can't deny
Sails made of dreams, inflated by desires
Peace of silence, the noise of silence
Touch, don't teach. Pray, don't preach. Heal, don't hate.
Messages carried from the ocean depths of your heart, very calm in the core, yet simple small ripples.
I was thinking of the sky; Where does it end? I was thinking of the sea; how vast it is?
Ready to move beneath six feet of earth, the gateway to the eternal soul for a fresh start of novel life.
We cling to the shreds of glory that our ancestors left us and to the half-lit memories of our history alive in somebody else's mind.
Why did we have to choose this path, didn't it matter to you?
I too, wish to savor the smell of grass by downing it as green liquor.
Faith went for a walk And came back to find its house in ruins.
A lamp, Looking for darkness...
Where endless tears turn to mindless laughter across the borders of sanity.
Some eyes betray secrets and conceal pent up emotions.
Poetry is bondage, for me, you and our love.
These days my eyes often scour the sky; But I do not see the tiny star you are.
Learn surely how water turns to air. Spring clouds thinning after rain...
Am I suffering, a temporary poet's block, or has the poet in me died forever.
In a well furnished nursing home Germinated a seed, A girl child was born Like an unwanted weed,
In the distant sky where the rainbows meet the white clouds, a flower beautiful as a cloudless night is born.
A smile from you can bring tons of moonlight into my world... A beautiful poem by Padmaja Ramesh
Having lost both worlds in the game of love, There goes a lonesome man, ending his night of grief.
"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself." - Desiderius Erasmus
"I believe in unconditional love and equality. Jesus Christ exemplified these qualities." ~ Jack Canfield
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln
A poem on by writer-activist Tenzin Tsundue on his Tibetan roots and identity. Tenzin Tsundue has been involved in the Tibetan independence movement from his student days....
"Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it." - Rabindranath Tagore