Aparna Sinha

I Am Not A Poet Anymore

Birds do not sing to me now...
Breeze does not whisper.....
No cloud cuddles me… Sun does not smile
Selene do not dress me in darkness,
Like Endymion, to adore
Melancholy is no bliss to me now
I am not a poet anymore....


I no longer dance with rain
Dewdrops do not quench my thirst
I could not talk to the flower now
That bloomed in all its mirth
Sea makes no sound to me
As it meet the shore
Sky does not take me in its arm
And mountains do not lure


Strange faces!
I could not taste their laughter
Nor I smell their affection
I do not hear them smile
Their tears I do not gather
I could not feel their breath
Their eyes do not talk
There is no song in heart beat
Their lips do not mock


There is no warmth in darkness
Its affection I do not feel
Inured to common din now
To me silence is no longer pure
Melancholy is no bliss to me now
I am not a poet anymore....

Poem Submitted: Monday, July 13, 2009

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  • RH Peat (8/18/2020 2:26:00 AM)

    Simple English sentence. (subject, verb, object of verb.) * (noun/verb/noun) in that order.
    Looking another way,1st person " I" that's subject. Verbs: action/ Objects of are things


    Great poem by the way. But it need wok of the English. It must sound great in the native language of your country. The translation needs work even in the use of poetic devices as forms of figurative use of language to turn the phrasing, .

    a poet friend
    RH Peat

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  • Surya . (11/18/2011 10:13:00 PM)

    vow! indeed a great write and i can feel your agony. words ring in to my mind as if a reminder. i love the lines
    'I no longer dance with rain
    Dewdrops do not quench my thirst
    I could not talk to the flower now
    That bloomed in all its mirth
    Sea makes no sound to me
    As it meet the shore
    Sky does not take me in its arm
    And mountains do not lure'
    thanks for sharing
    voted 10
    love®ards
    surya

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  • Pradyumna Jyotir (2/2/2010 12:07:00 AM)

    The writer's block and the underlying frustration so wonderfully poeticised.

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  • Ranjit Ravindran (10/1/2009 11:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful creation fueled by frustration!

    I know exactly what state you were in when you penned down this poem. I have experienced it too. Sometimes we feel that we are just surviving! I feel that the most befitting title for this poem is 'I am not myself anymore.' By now I think that you must have got over it. Come what might never give up your beautiful craft and whatever you feel about yourself, never destroy your poetic creations. They are a masterpiece. I am saying this because I have seen most artists destroying their creations doubting their worthiness.

    Let me repeat it once more... You are a blessed poet.

    A sweet 10.

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  • Ratnaprabha Raykar (9/30/2009 6:51:00 AM)

    you lines mesmerise me, with such lovely poem to you credit you can surely claim the title of a poet

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (9/27/2009 9:08:00 PM)

    you are a poet...and you would continue to be so...beautiful piece Aparna...i am able to listen to the sound of your streaming words down the mount of imagination there...thanks...10

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  • Akash Agrawal (9/25/2009 6:56:00 AM)

    again a beautiful piece of art.

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  • Amitava Chakrabarty (9/23/2009 1:49:00 AM)

    Off-course you are a poet. the poem itself is the proof. keep writing.! ! ! ! !

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  • Sanjib Das (9/18/2009 8:16:00 AM)

    YOU ARE AN INBORN POET. I DEDICATE IT TO YOUR POETIC QUALITY:

    YOU ARE THE POET OF POETS
    YOU REMEMBER ME JOHN KEATS
    YOUR FRUSTATION MAKES YOU GENIUS
    YOU ARE A TRUE POET TO US.

    YOU ARE NOT THE JUDGE OF YOURSELF
    ONE CAN'T PROPERLY JUDGE ONESELF.
    YOU ARE THE BUDDING POET WITH QUALITY
    WE BOW DOWN HEAD WITH DIGNITY.

    YOU WRITE POEM AT THE CORE OF YOUR HEART,
    YOUR POEM ENSLAVES OUR HEART.

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/15/2009 9:22:00 PM)

    a lovely song...saying indirectly...bringing out the virtues of a good poet...a good poet relates to everything...very well done...10

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  • Prof. Dr. Sakti Chakravorty (9/15/2009 2:41:00 PM)

    Wow! !
    What a Poem.
    Melancholy galore with gloss and glitter to move breast.
    Ten+
    dr. sakti

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  • Anand Madhukar (9/15/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    A beautifully written piece encapsulating perfectly why we are driven to put our thoughts on paper. A perfect 10.

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  • Lost Poet (9/15/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    i cant stop myself reading dis poem again n again...................

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (8/11/2009 2:00:00 AM)

    Nothing around you interests you....you say 'I'm not a poet anymore'..is that true..?
    I say, you are a clever poet

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  • Mystic Indian (8/5/2009 10:12:00 PM)

    irony personified 10/10

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  • Subroto Chatterjee (7/15/2009 2:25:00 AM)

    But that exactly explains WHY you are a poet. No use denying.
    Cheers.
    Subroto

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  • Siddharth Singh (7/14/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    Only a lovely poet could have written
    such a remarkable piece.

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (7/14/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    hey Aparna
    who said you are not a poet!
    YOU ARE A N WOW POET! !
    10+

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  • Putholi Arumugham (7/14/2009 10:12:00 AM)

    Oh such a terrible loss of time so far - for me and for poemhunter.
    If her words are so powerful even when she feels she is not a poet anymore, I wonder how much of poetry we would have missed to record when she was One :)
    Great write dear.

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (7/14/2009 9:46:00 AM)

    Words can paint beautiful pictures of anything.A poet is an artist of words.You're a poet! ! !

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