Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
Koyamparambath Satchidanandan
Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
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The Unwritten Poem

I am the poem
no one has written yet.
I traveled up to
the fingertips of many poets
but retreated to the dream
like unexpressed love
as I was without script.
I am not afraid of language
as long as it has a future tense.
One day I will find my words:

a wonder-struck child
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(From
Three Poems on Poetry)
2012
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Unnikrishnan E S 29 November 2018

The biggest challenge for a poem is not poem itself, not even the similes and metaphors. It is quite hard for a poem to find its script, the right script. It is just like a toddler learning to speak, finding his unintelligible sounds turning into meaningful words: a wonder-struck child will see a sail unfold and rise slowly on a vacant page under a new star.

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Bijay Kant Dubey 24 October 2018

The poet is right to say that many a poem goes unwritten. Had those been, could have turned into masterpieces. The escaping emotions of poetry are as such.

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