The Purse



During my living
My melodic dream I longed for
Sprouted in me
The nature of the self-appraisal
With my life stunning in vivid shades
I scribbled the poetry.
In the blank paper
Of my innermost minds.

I grasped – you and me
Quite distinctly
Highest in morality
Topmost in significance
This lust of mine
Smashed these words
Of this poetry of mine
In numerous forms
In several fragments.

These words I etched
Shattered all over the grounds
may spin out in futility
I amassed them into my purse
And constrain meticulously its mouth.

Eventually,
At the moment when I set myself
Selecting and
Choosing each words
In the winnow of my inner minds
The similes of the words
Revive and breathe as it’s again
In the poetry of mine.
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"During my living My melodic dream I longed for Sprouted in me The nature of the self-appraisal With my life stunning in vivid shades I scribbled the poetry. In the blank paper Of my innermost minds."

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Written on February 28, 1948

Submitted by pushpatuladhar on February 22, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAXXAXB AAAXCDCXX XXAXX AXXDBDXC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 737
Words 147
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 9, 5, 9

Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar

Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar, born on 1948, in Nepal. Writing poetry in Nepal Bhasa, an ethnic language of Nepal and English. Published in Rearview quarterly, Poetry Sharing Journals, Some Words, Ascent, Escritoire, Words Words Words, Zygote in My Coffee, James River Poetry Review, Sidereality and other printed and online magazines and also in anthologies published in USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Turkey and India. more…

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