Poem: Today is the Day I wish to Write
Today is the day I wish to write
Poetry demands no day or night
I thereby accompany a pen to write
Leaning on a couch and switching a lamp for Light.
I begin with a word and then scratch it off with a pen
Five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten
A sudden counting starts to catch a stem
A poet wrestles to extract one little Gem.
I don’t know what to write
Yet, today is the day I wish to write
It seems like all the thoughts have taken a flight
I know thoughts will return quite vibrant and Bright.
Mind wanders for thoughts here and there
Poetry will come, but from where?
Will it come from a glimpse or a stare?
Battling with thoughts is absolutely fair.
It’s two at night and way too late. I see nothing, yet an empty plate
I slightly lean back and ponder for Fate
I grab some cookies and place them on a plate
Observing minutely, I receive my answers in a jovial state.
Efforts and opportunities have a deep connection
Turning emptiness into fullness requires a keen Action
We thereby witness a positive reaction
I succeed in extracting thoughts and its fraction.
~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2013