Friday, August 3, 2007

Potential not realized

"I write for me, and not for you." If that were true, then why do I care what other poets do? Why do I compare and stare at words that will never be mine? Why do I feel unsastified wth my work time after time? Is it ok to measure my efforts by the acheivements of others, when their work ignites the soul of true poetry lovers? Can I not be more subtle with my words, and not write so bold? Will I ever aquire this skill before it is too late and I too old? Questions that I may never have answers for; then I resolve to ask them no more.

3 comments:

Raghav said...

Dear Wasaski,
This is a wonderful work u have done! why think again & again for wht ever we have done..if the others like it they will come back to you with appreciation or if they don't like they may be back with comments & suggestions... life is like tht.. it is us who should take both good & bad & then decide as to wht we have to follow... it is not bad to get suggestions... let us try to improve from wht we are... if we cannot imrpove... atleast let us not degrade from wht we were to some thing low....

regarding the second stranza.... nothing in this world is ours... it is for all of us & we r just a part of it.. we should know how to use it up to our best of the knowledge... never be unsatisfied in any thing u do or get... hope to get better the coming time... no one is perfect in life & it is time which teaches every thing in this life.... just go on proceeding towards success....

no one can & has the the right to measure u'r efforts... u can only measure it.... if u ask me... i will some times tell... wht the hell is this... etc... tht doesn't mean tht u have not put any effort at all.... for every thing some or the other has to be done... just try to improve as & when u feel like....

life is a battle till the time u die... u will improve it day by day... u will never be old enough to learn any thing in this battle of life.... read more articles & novels to learn more skills... also practice lot of writing skills for time pass & publish themm... it may not be the best... but when u start putting things up... u will certainly win...

"Questions that I may never have answers for;
then I resolve to ask them no more."

this is not a right concept as per me... some things r not answerable as our mind doesn't open up at tht very time... we will be stuck with lot of issue's & we won't have the time & patience to thing again to ger a solution... the best way is to get to a friend/pal/mate & just drop in the question... u will be half releived.. even though he/she may not give u answers... but u will be able to think as the pressure in u has dropped...

try this... hope i did not bore u with my comments....
keep in touch..

Wasaski said...

Thanks for your comments.
That line "Questions that I may never have answers for;
then I resolve to ask them no more." what I meant by it was I will try to come to the conclusion that I should not pressure or compare myself to write like.. Robert Frost for example. I will have to learn to be happy with my own style, and when I can truly be liberated from my own self-doubt then maybe I will reach a level that I can be pleased with.

Raghav said...

read u'r comment... u will be cheating thy self by doing tht... u know wht u r... & wht u can do... it is very much advisible to open up to a new world... a new hope & a broader sense... of life... u will be progressing a lot then... don't make a boundary for u'r self... thing big & u will get some things tht u really thing of...