Wordless (#ItsStillOkay)

Wordless While I decide to emote my thoughts to the world, ideas overwhelm me- of beauty and hope, despair and sadness. I’m left with sheer void as words refrain to unbottle but to be speechless and wordless at times, is still okay! #ItsStillOkay Continue reading Wordless (#ItsStillOkay)

Words & Wisdom- A Poetic Memory!

  A Poetry is a melody of the mind, a beautiful memory indeed, captured within words. What do you think? What does Poetry mean to you? What’s your definition of Poetry? Every individual has a different perception about it and it influences many in many different ways, so tell your story about Poetry, what has it changed in you? Or whether it inspires you? Or … Continue reading Words & Wisdom- A Poetic Memory!

Poetic Form of the Week – Harrisham Rhyme

Greetings! Guys, excuse my absence. I will be back with a post to explain. Apologies! The Poetic Form of the Week is “Harrisham Rhyme“ Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India, of a six-line rhyming stanza. In this form, the last alphabet of the first word of each line is the first alphabet of the first … Continue reading Poetic Form of the Week – Harrisham Rhyme

Revolutionary Poet of the Week – William Carlos Williams

Greetings! The Revolutionary Poet of the Week is William Carlos Williams. In 1883, William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began writing poetry while a student at Horace Mann High School, at which time he made the decision to become both a writer and a doctor. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, where he met and befriended Ezra Pound. Pound … Continue reading Revolutionary Poet of the Week – William Carlos Williams

Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Nikki Giovanni

Greetings! This week’s revolutionary poet is Nikki Giovanni.    On June 7, 1943, Yolanda Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1960, she entered Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked with the school’s Writer’s Workshop and edited the literary magazine. After receiving her bachelor of arts degree in 1967, she organized the Black Arts Festival in Cincinnati … Continue reading Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Nikki Giovanni

Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Kay Ryan

Greetings! The Revolutionary Poet of the Week is Kay Ryan. Born in California in 1945, Kay Ryan grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UCLA. Ryan has published several collections of poetry, including The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (Grove Press, 2010), for which she won the Pulitzer … Continue reading Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Kay Ryan

Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Greetings! The Revolutionary Poet of the Week is Alfred Lord Tennyson. Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet laureate of the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria and also one of the most known poets in English Literature. He continued and refined the traditions of Romantic Movement left to him by his predecessors, Wordsworth, Byron and Keats. His poetry was considered remarkable for its metrical … Continue reading Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Guest Post Feature – Raj Narayan

Greetings! The Guest Feature on Paint the world this week is Mr. Raj Narayan from India. About Raj Narayan: I am Rajnarayan. I’m from India. I do stuff very synonymous to the usage “painting with words”. I reflect my emotions, knowledge, passion, pain and all other things that occur to me in writing. I am a minimalist by nature. I can’t be “religious” except when it … Continue reading Guest Post Feature – Raj Narayan

Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Savitri Bai Phule

Greetings! I’ve not been posting about Revolutionary Poets lately, because I was too busy with work! But, finally, I got some time to post something on this. This week’s Revolutionary Poet is “Savitri Bai Phule” Savitribai Jyotirao Phule (January 3, 1831 – March 10, 1897) was a social reformer, who, along with her husband, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during the British Rule. They pioneered the … Continue reading Revolutionary Poet of the Week – Savitri Bai Phule

Poetic Form of the Week – Tanaga

Greetings! The Poetic Form of the Week is Tanaga. This is a Filipino Type of Poetry. The Tanaga is a type of Filipino poem, consisting of four lines with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line — that is to say a 7-7-7-7 Syllabic verse, with an AABBrhyme scheme as in this example: In the Tagalog original, using archaic orthography: “Catitibay ca tolos sacaling datnang agos! aco’I momonting lomot … Continue reading Poetic Form of the Week – Tanaga