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Why did God make girls?

  1. mohitmisra profile image55
    mohitmisraposted 9 years ago

    GIRLS


    Why in the world did you make girls?
    Some so beautiful my head I have to twirl.

    Does she know in me she creates a sensation?
    I have started thinking of the word creation.

    So many around so gorgeous,
    My mind seems frivolous.

    How the hell am I supposed to just stay with one?
    I want all the pretty ones as they come,
    Then these things I want none.

    I know they are all but your form,
    The rose comes with the thorn.

    Show me the path I pray to you.
    Then I will know what to do.

    I am a bachelor and mean no offense to any woman.Please your invaluable comments.

  2. Eng.M profile image76
    Eng.Mposted 9 years ago

    very nice poem.

    you are right.

    girls are gorgeous and men can't never get satisfied of one but we have to.

    I could stopping all bad habits except thinking of another woman than my partner.

    so, what should we do to stay loyal?
    too much love I think
    more than usual

    thanx

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for your kind words.Its another complex question like so many others.
      Poet Mohit.K.Misra

      1. Eng.M profile image76
        Eng.Mposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        anytime man.

        I think we should ask as much as we can to understand as much as we can.

        thanx

  3. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Sweet sentiment.  The rhyming structure, "di-dum-di-dum-di-da, di-dum-di-dum-di-da" is childlike and unsophisticated, reminiscent of an old-fashioned limerick.  If that's not a deliberate choice, then perhaps it's worth looking at opportunities to make the rhythm more complex and poetic

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Its a classical style the most difficult to write, with a metric lenght and rhyme.
      I have  used as simple english as I possibly could in my poems as I believe in the philosophy of the poet-think highly but express yourself for the common man.You will see many masters ,their choice of words are very simple but you could not have covered the subject better.I would love to hear your poem on girls.
      The wise are able to make a complex subject simple-express it simply.
      Poet Mohit.K.Misra

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        As a general rule, if you put a poem into the public domain it's better to accept all feedback as a gift and try to understand it, than to try to change the commentator's mind by justification. Marisa's comments are helpful.

        Now, in fact you are not using simple English; you are only using simple words. You are in trouble by line two, where you have inverted the natural order of words. Instead of 'I have to twirl my head', we have 'my head I have to twirl'. What compounds this error is that you are doing it simply so that you land on your rhyme word 'twirl' at the end of the line. Your first couplet is therefore inverted and rhyme driven. These are basic faults that would stop any reputable poetry editor from reading further. Sorry I can't be more positive about this one.

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Now this is helpfull.At least you dont tell me to write it in another style.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Mohit, I am not a poet so I can only base my personal opinion on my memory of school, where the  structure of two lines rhyming, followed by two lines rhyming in a basic sing-song rhythm was the simplest form which we were taught first.   The only hard thing about it is finding two words that rhyme.

    I'm quite prepared to believe that the form may be more difficult to achieve in another language - but in English, we associate this structure with childish rhymes like limericks, nursery rhymes or riddles, and that seriously detracts from any beauty there may be in the words. 

    Modern poetry in places like America, Australia and the UK is more focused on the lyrical use of language and less on rhyme.  This may well be purely a matter of fashion but it naturally influences our perception of poems.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Mohit

  5. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Now, this is what I would call a more sophisticated use of rhyme and a more lyrical use of language.  In other words, a real poem:

    Let no-one hurt peaceloving folk
    or turn their hearts to warring ways
    while sunlight plays on Istrian oak

    silvered and blued with spiral stroke,
    bright in Venetian midday haze.
    Let no-one hurt peaceloving folk

    who meet to share a drink, a joke
    with neighbours in the cobbled maze
    while sunlight plays on Istrian oak

    and bustling market stalls revoke
    the cruel Decumanus days.
    Let no-one hurt peaceloving folk

    or fuel their prejudice to poke
    the wolf asleep with sheep that graze
    while sunlight plays on Istrian oak

    fingering wisps of woodland smoke
    where neither cross nor crescent blaze.
    Let no-one hurt peaceloving folk
    while sunlight plays on Istrian oak.

    With a deep bow to its author, Paraglider, poet par excellence!

    1. RFox profile image72
      RFoxposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Couldn't agree more Marisa! Beautiful poem Paraglider, I am humbled by your words. smile

      1. mohitmisra profile image55
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry but I do not believe fancy words make a good poem,I dont like this one.Has very little meaning in it.Fancy words is an ego from the writer-it wil not reach out to many.A poem must reach out to all even one who has a basic understanding of English.That is why there are so many masters whose poems come in school books,that is poetry.

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          A like what the enlightned one Osho says about poetry-he understands.
          Your own words may not have been grammatical.That does not matter,that is the freedom of the poet to open his heart,not to bother about grammer and not to bother about rules of language.You just put your words.
          Poet Mohit.K.Misra

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          sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          His words aren't all that fancy, but he can paint, and how much better a poem that you can only read, then a poem that you can see.  smile

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Simplicity is the key mark of knowledge of a master.Till you dont understand its complex and you will put it forward in a complex manner. The topic again is Why did you make girsl?not on peace if it was I would have put another poem.

            What is this world so full of care ,
            We have no time to stand and stare.

            This is a master ,such simple words yet so very beautiful.amazing ,extraordinary.

            1. Paraglider profile image88
              Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Well, Mohit, you'll notice I didn't post my poem here - Marisa did, for which I thanked her. Sorry you didn't like it. Maybe I'll strike lucky next time. I have a few poems about girls, but none on the question 'Why did you make girls?' because it presupposes too much that I don't believe. So the field is yours, on this one.

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                Do put up your poem on girls.Please do.

                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  Do put up your poem on girls.Please do.
                  I am looking at it in a philosophical and humorous way-mainly humour.To much heat in the other threads.Interesting viewpoints from Misha,Sandra,Mark,Sparkling jewel.Origin plus,Shirley Anderson,Rfox and offcourse yourself.I felt its getting a little heated up ,I am also to blame and thought some good humoured jest would be nice.Thats why I chose this poem.I was hoping to make people laugh.And put a smile on their face.

                  1. Crash Jones profile image59
                    Crash Jonesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                    You don't lie well. You put the poem up because of hubris. You should take lying lessons from your English instructor. He sounds like he's got it down ... either that or you're really gullible.

                    And as to your remarks about paraglider ... ah, bleh. Nevermind. He's probably the "coolest" person on here ... he doesn't play favorites, says what he means, doesn't let people bait him and, on to top it off, he's a real artist.

                    ps - I still want paraglider to be my guru.

        3. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Mohit - you are doing yourself no favors attacking people in this fashion. Paraglider did not place his poem here. Some one else did.

          You have consistently demonstrated a complete lack of humility and lack of control. I do not believe you are in any way enlightened, and look forward to your next incarnation.

          The only thing I can say positive about your poems is that they rhyme.

          You have also demonstrated a complete lack of grasp of the English language. I said last time I spoke to you that you owed me an apology, now you owe Paraglider one.

          In the mean time, here is a book I can heartily recommend:

          How to Win Friends and Influence People

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            I can also say you owe me and apology,why dont you drop it.
            I am doing something good for humanity.If you cant see that or understand I cannot force you to.You have been and are still insulting.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image59
              Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile Ego-less as always.

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                With humans its different,I will defend myself.I talk about the cosmos.

    2. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Marisa - I'm honoured that you have kept this one all this time. Thank you, and RFox too for the appreciation.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, that is wonderful poetry.  Paints a simple picture,  symbolized peace, old country living.  I think I can smell the smoke from afar, warm crips sun on my face, peace and quiet.

      Exellent powm Paraglider.  smile

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Well now I want to share a poem.  Don't want critisism, but it's cool if you do. 

    I had held in my palm now for so long
    a quietist seed that destinies freed
    dolefully waiting I look and I see
    an alluring pot perfect for creed
    I carefully plant the anonymous seed.

    My eyes had swelled a deciduous flower!
    my heart being scorned hour by hour
    critically thinking, how could this be?
    Then I found my harmonious seed.

    I planted the seed and smiled and wept
    searching for places for them to be kept
    holding them now where they seceretly met.

    By chance before long the two had burgeoned
    indefectible lovers that became so strong
    this is why they must belong. 



    Not quite as good as Paragliders, but....what the hell right, let's share.  Go easy on me marisa.  smile

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      this is touching- a poem must touch.
      Also you were talking about men earlier,write some line on that -what you feel about them-lets make this topic nice and humorous-I have- its not just poetry.You have also been simple except for the word decidous-I had to look it up-try a simpler word there-Then you wil see how difficult it is .
      Expand on my couplets or suggest how I could improve them or your own lovely lines.That would be a critic.

      A story of a painter.He displayed his work in a gallery and stood by anonymously.Poeple came and said various things ,he could have used a different colour to different strokes.The next day he went with his palette of paints and anyone making a remark he would say improve it,use these paints I am the painter and I give you permission.Not one person touched the painting and made any changes.

      I have a lot of respect for the English  Professor Rajan Sharma retired from the Goverment College in Gurgaon.We have spent long hours having lovely conversations about god and truth.
      He is very knowledgeable and well read.So I told him maybe you could edit my poems to which he said "your poems are perfect I cannot write like you.I have rarely come across poems like yours,its to deep I have to keep asking you the meaning and I cannot edit your poems ,a human cannot write like this you come from another planet,no one can edit your poems..

  7. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Hitler and Stalin had thousands of fans also.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      A quote from my book contemplate on it.

      They dont look so good and and are not to amusing,
      An insult from them is not bemusing.

      The magic in them is so clear,
      It all goes when they show such fear.

      Hitler and Stalin were also religious poets for you,like the Buddha was arrogant.

  8. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    OK then, here are a few girls for you, Mohit. Maybe not quite the right sort, but you did say you were shooting for humour. . .

    Helga's Chickens take the floor
    around eight thirty every night.
    Could anybody ask for more?
    Perhaps some spotty troglodyte

    would rather hide away and write
    computer code, but that's a bore
    and hardly likely to delight
    Helga's Chickens. Take the floor

    for instance - even if it wore
    a carpet of a lurid white
    our eyes would still be on the door
    around eight thirty. Every night

    the Paranormal's heaving. Quite
    a crowd prepares for what's in store
    and brightens as they dim the light.
    Could anybody ask for more

    than Helga and her brood? Before
    you rush to call her 'parasite'
    or breathe the appellation 'whore',
    perhaps some spotty troglodyte

    will rush to her defence and cite
    an evening back in '94
    when he succumbed, gave up the fight
    and sang 'O come let us adore
    Helga's Chickens!'

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      How sweet.I laughed.Very nice sense of humour.Thank you.
      would rather hide away and write .
      computer code, but that's a bore-  these lines cracked me up

      1. mohitmisra profile image55
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Everyone some humour please.

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Mark you to I have seen your witty side in some of the comments.
          Two Buddhist monks would travel together .In every village they would stop and laugh till the whole village laughed -then they would leave.

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            LADY


            She is so gorgeous,
            Seeing her with someone else I get jealous.

            A stunning peace of art,
            I wouldn’t like to see her depart.

            How do I approach her?
            In me there is a fear.

            Mystical creatures in your majestic play,
            Nothing is meant forever to stay.

            Your eyes are your best asset,
            Don’t read in bad light, it is not something you can reset.

            What Albert Einstein termed optical delusion,
            The Indians termed Maya or illusion.

          2. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            LOL When I make fun of you, you attack me in a humorless way. Make fun of me and I will not be offended.

            I have an extremely short list of people I care about what they think of me - You are not on that list.

            I have a slightly longer list of people whose opinions I respect on certain matters - You are not on that list either.

            I have a slightly longer list of people whom I love and will kill or die for - You are not on that list.

            I have an even longer list of people whom I like and will do things certain things for - You are definitely not on that list.

            I have a very long list of people I think should be taken outside, thrashed within an inch of their life and then slowly strangled to death with a wet tea towel - You are not even on that list smile

            You have no clue how to conduct yourself, and I suspect that you are actually suffering from an illness called manic depression. Therefore I have restrained myself so far, because I have had personal experience of this illness, and sort of feel sorry for you.

            But you have consistently refused to accept good advice - which has been given from a variety of people.

            Which also leads me to believe you are in no way enlightened, and are also suffering from delusions of grandeur.

            ciao

            1. mohitmisra profile image55
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              You are not very diplomatic yourself.Because you are not enlightened does not mean no one else is.Do you think i would be ranked over Khalil Gibrans The Prophet if I was not enlightened.I still think you have a nice sense of humour.I hope one day we will be friends.smile
              Dont you think its an achievement few can manage.Would you like it if you were one of the top ranked poets ever,the highest ranked from your country and I call you an idiot.My overall rankings is at 41.Ponder Awhile from a collection of 57,370 books,could I really be stupid?.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I have an even shorter list of people whose achievements I am impressed with.

                You are not on that list either.

                And I have never called you an idiot or stupid. Feel free to quote me.

                But you are slowly winning me over. big_smile

                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  And I am beginning to get fond of you as well.Often in life when a friendship starts well it breaks of easily-come easy go easy.Then there are times when it starts with clash and somehow it works out very well in the long run .I cannot deny your intelligence and your sense of humour you have both. smile
                  I have an admiration for the British I think they are very evolved and have produced so many great minds-masters.

                2. Mark Knowles profile image59
                  Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  big_smile

                  1. mohitmisra profile image55
                    mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                    big_smile big_smile  I will sleep in peace today-Thank you.

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              sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              OMG!  You are my internet hero!  This was too funny.  Hopefully I managed to avoid you sh*t list.  LOL.  smile

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I agree this is too funny,lovely humour.
                I have a very long list of people I think should be taken outside, thrashed within an inch of their life and then slowly strangled to death with a wet tea towel - You are not even on that list smilei Am I glad not to be on this list at least.

                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  I was very disturbed.I went home and meditated.The words  just kept ringing in my ears."Ego is the downfall of the greatest of sages".I cried ,I am still crying.I did not like myself.I have been arrogant to a lot of you on this forum.I am very sorry to you all,I hope you alla ccept my appologies.I may be enlightened  but I am still human with many flaws which I must work on.
                  Mark you are probablyy the eldest and wisest on this forum.I promise you i will be humbler towards you in the future.

  9. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    'Do you think i would be ranked over Khalil Gibrans The Prophet if I was not enlightened.. Definitely Delusional.
    Not a bad thing if used correctly. Doubt that this is the place for it. Like chasing one's tail. Maybe should try the real world. Or as an excercise, try writing for a week or month, without using the terms  I, me, myself, mine or
    Mohit said. Have to learn something there.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Why dont you have look at my book rankings then you will understand.Am ranked over Shakespeares Sonnets as well.

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Seems I missed all the good stuff because of my time-zone.
        But I enjoyed this one, Mohit:

        Let's check this out. First the Shakespeare:

        XVIII

        Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
        Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
        Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
        And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
        Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
        And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
        And every fair from fair sometime declines,
        By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
        But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
        Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
        Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
        When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
        So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
        So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

          - o -

        Now the Misra:

        LADY

        She is so gorgeous,
        Seeing her with someone else I get jealous.

        A stunning peace of art,
        I wouldn’t like to see her depart.

        How do I approach her?
        In me there is a fear.

        Mystical creatures in your majestic play,
        Nothing is meant forever to stay.

        Your eyes are your best asset,
        Don’t read in bad light, it is not something you can reset.

        What Albert Einstein termed optical delusion,
        The Indians termed Maya or illusion.

          - o -

        Well, it's a tough call, Mohit, but maybe you pipped the old boy at the post with

        Your eyes are your best asset,
        Don’t read in bad light, it is not something you can reset.

        I can honestly say I've never before seen such a couplet in a love poem smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Have look at my book paraglider you will understand why libraries are ranking me over Shakespeare.My book overall is masterpiece.So many poems no man has or will ever be able to write like.A poem I put up Religions on this forum.You are a poet try getting the meaning in a religion that itself will  take you time,maybe years- then try putting it in a couplet with a metrical lenght and rhyme- a lot of poeple have told me impossible no one can write like this.Not been ranked 1 for 2006 for no reason.

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            a message i just got on my email

            Dear Sir,
            Greetings.

            At the outset let me congragulate on your commendable achievements.
            Chitra.L

            1. Paraglider profile image88
              Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Mohit - I have read your book, thank you. It may very well be a masterpiece of something, but that something is not poetry. One man who wrote poetry very like yours, though his subject matter was entirely different, was William Topaz McGonagall. He shared with you the conviction that he was a genius. Check this out. You might even like it.

  10. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    First of all, let me apologise to Paraglider for exposing him to insult. It never occurred to me that a fellow poet would fail to appreciate that poem.  Sandra makes the point well - you can read a rhyme and appreciate its meaning, but true poetry paints a picture you can see as well as hear.

    Mohit, I don't doubt you are sincere in your desire to teach people and share your message.  However I can't decide whether you have an excessively high opinion of yourself (which is not the sign of an Enlightened One), or whether your self-praise is just a marketing ploy.  Either way, let's get this in perspective.

    Yes, your book is ranked high on e-library, but that is only a directory of ebooks.  Unlike hard copy books, where a bestseller is one that sells thousands of copies, an ebook is judged a success if it reaches 500 copies.  Therefore it's not hard for your book to rank highly, especially if you're doing a good marketing job.  Let me know when you've hit the bestseller lists in the New York Times and I'll be impressed.

    Yes, your book ranks above Khalil Gibran - on a site called Scribd.

    You have 8 reviews on Amazon, 7 of them good.  However most of the "reviewers" have submitted only one review to Amazon.  It wouldn't be the first time that an author got a few of his friends to join Amazon to post a friendly review.  In fact, one of them even admits he's your web designer.  You published with BookSurge and one of their options is a paid review - which one was that, can I guess?

    The one bad review says "I looked inside the book before purchasing it and liked the poem that was shown. Well low and behold, when I received the book, I realized that it was indeed the only nice poem after all. I am most disappointed with this book!"

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      My  soft copy is ranked on Best Book Buys which has collection from 28 bookstores including amazon and Barnes and Nobles.And I apologise to you as well.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for this further reference. I could not see your book in their "Top 100 Bestsellers" nor any other place on their site where books are ranked.  In any case, their bestseller list reflects the books that have sold best through their site, not the books which have sold best at those 28 bookstores. So we are still talking about online sales.

        1. mohitmisra profile image55
          mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Marisa even If I was ranked 1 in ebooks,on any library -who else is.Its my book thats ranked 1
          Do you know anyone else who is ranked 1 in a library-anyone in the planet planet forget this forum.You talk like its rubbish-insignificant.The rankings on Best Book Buys is not sales that happen through their store.I have sold thousands of copies in India.There are so many reviews on amazon and the blog yet you showcased the only negative one.How petty can you get?
          I was also answering the questions to the best I could but was at times attacked for no reason.How does it make a differece where it is coming from it still answers the question and I am a spiritual or religious poet and my book does fall in the category of religious books,whwy should I njot quote from it if it answers the question,its why i wrote th book.I do feel it was a case of ego where some of you were  unable to answer the question and I was.I am also called the Shakespeare of Pune-who else do you know is?
          Are you called Shakespeare by anyone?

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          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Mohit - You have finally won me over.

            Every single one of those links is broken.

            We all know you are here to sell your book, not to share your "enlightenment" - but putting that many links to places to buy your work is really pushing your luck.

            1. mohitmisra profile image55
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              hahhah i noticed ,replaced it cant help it if the links dont open properly no control over that.

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this
                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  oops still link problems,you will just have to go over to bestbook buys to verify it

    2. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Marisa - no worries, but thanks smile  I've had much sterner critiques of my work in other venues. It's by listening to honest critics that you learn your craft, not by shouting them down.

      1. mohitmisra profile image55
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Paraglider if you said you did not like the poem -fine you went on to say any reputable critic-that was going to far.How can you speak like this?
        And I really liked your first poem the most where you used simple words but touched upon beutiful themes like afraid of ones aloneness-I connected with  that.What i felt about your other poems were true.Being a poet I am sure you understand making the poem simple is difficult and getting the same meaning out of it,the thoughts is what matters the most not the grammer.

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Mohit - I was counselling you against using inversions and against being overtly rhyme-driven. In particular, I was advising against combining these two traits in a single couplet. To emphasise the point, I said no reputable poetry publisher (not critic) would print such work. Of course, you can self-publish whatever you like, but that is not the same as submitting work to a blind assessment by an editorial panel.

          When I receive criticism, I accept it as a gift and weight it according to the authority of its source.  As it is offered freely, it would seem mean-spirited to throw it back in the critic's face. Thus far, three of my poems have appeared on this thread. 2 you liked, 1 you didn't. I can live with that!

          But you know - it is not always a requirement to make a poem simple. Or if it is, someone should have told Shakespeare, Milton, Eliot. And what about Blake? His seemingly simple stuff is always extended metaphor, while yours seems to mean exactly what it says. Was Blake wrong too?

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Why would a publisher not publish a book which is ranked 1 for 2006 in poetry.Why would any other book get published in poetry.I have been published in India and now am going gobal.The internationa publisher will come,talking to them.
            It takes courage and confidence to publish your poetry.Since you feel you are so good why dont you compile a book put it out in the market and get ranked one in the world,I am sure it will be very easy for you.This forum has 10 people in it its so tiny for a real review.

            1. mohitmisra profile image55
              mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Now a poem I hope this at least makes you laugh you are very grumpy people and just put me in a bad mood,take it easy.smile

              The panther Mark pounced on my new thread,
              Hungry he will chew me till I am dead.

              Misha deadly with his AK fourty seven,
              Shoots me from far sipping his Seven -Eleven.

              Sandra a sweet soul,
              Jumping from here to there all to console.

              Paraglider I will hang you for your critique with a rope,
              Who are you,the Pope?

              The witch on me tries her spell,
              Through nothing else but love
              me you can quell.

              Poet Mohit.K.Misra

              1. Paraglider profile image88
                Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                Mohit -
                This is your best work to date. Relevant, quite funny and unpretentious.
                Publish !!

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                  sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  lol,  did you happen to read Marks poem?  Roses are red, Violets are blue, this is proof that God loves you."  Cute. 

                  Misha deadly with his AK fourty seven,
                  Shoots me from far sipping his Seven -Eleven.  lol

                  smile

                2. Misha profile image74
                  Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  I beg to differ!
                  No one can sip 7-11. It's a chain of convenience stores in US. Mohit made too much of a factual sacrifice to satisfy his rhymes. He probably meant 7up, which I don't drink anyway big_smile

                  1. mohitmisra profile image55
                    mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                    you are correct I got confused,I was thinking of seven up-.

                3. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  paraglider I have mentioned I am an enlightened poet and the thoughts are much more important for me than the structure.My structure is the mots fundamental poetry-the origins-couplets or dohas which -which the sage used-have a basic metrical lenght and a ryhme.

                  A like what the enlightned one Osho says about poetry-he understands.
                  Your own words may not have been grammatical.That does not matter,that is the freedom of the poet to open his heart,not to bother about grammer and not to bother about rules of language.You just put your words.

                  Please do not become and editor of a big publishing house enlightened poets like me will lose out.Stick to your web site.Thank god you have nothing to do with book rankings.You are not in my league or Blakes,he is my brother ,my buddy you will not understand a poet who is enlightened or has had a satori..You have along long way to go to catch up ,you never can,
                  I know Shakespeare is your hero--thats why you have a forum on him -yet open your mind to other possibilities.

                  1. Paraglider profile image88
                    Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                    Rest easy. I have no ambition to acquire a publishing house.

                    I agree I am not in Blake's league. Neither are you. The difference is that I know this and you appear not to. I don't aspire to be in your league so you needn't see me as a rival. We're doing entirely different things.

                    I do not have a forum on Shakespeare. Not sure where you got that idea? But while I admire his work immensely, I actually prefer the poetry of Thomas Hardy.

                    You have a healthy disregard for the 'rules' of grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc., and for the norms of modern prosody. That is your choice. But it's worth considering that these exist to make communication more effective. Ignoring them, and just letting your words fall out any way you like, might be very cathartic for you but it doesn't help your readers.

            2. Paraglider profile image88
              Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              Mohit -
              I have had several poems published through a blind selection process in literary journals and e-zines. However, I don't 'feel I am so good'. I'm an enthusiastic amateur and a keen student of poetry, with a few successes under my belt. Publication is not my main aim; I prefer to expend my energies in working on my writing. Sometimes on this forum, because of my interest, I get drawn into threads about poetry, but this is not my normal 'workshop' as I've already explained.

              If your book is really ranked no 1, it must have been by a very silly ranker.

  11. Jeromeo profile image61
    Jeromeoposted 9 years ago

    Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ouch.

    Couldn't help but make a comment, or a couple of comments, as it turns out.  First, I would rather run through a pride of wild she lions with a three-piece-pork-chop-suit, on, than attempt to write a poem, and submit it for critisism, with this crowed.

    Not you guy's fault; I know I can't write poetry.  But talk about Shanghide, we never did find out Why God Made Girls.  So maybe I'll help by submitting.

    God made girls because; It is not good for man to be alone. 

    Suggestions;

    Either stop writing poerty, and get a girl. 

    Or get a girl to help you write the poetry.

    That is if you have enough skin left to venture out.

    Enjoyed the forum however; the gang was in rare form, on this one.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am enjoying a rare event of being in full agreement with Jeromeo smile

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

      Nice one Jeromeo.

    3. Eng.M profile image76
      Eng.Mposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      looooooooooooooooooool

      I liked that

  12. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Me too smile

  13. RFox profile image72
    RFoxposted 9 years ago

    I'm jumping on the agreement bandwagon. Lol. Jeromeo your post is a classic. wink

  14. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Marisa and paraglider - I think you may have upset our ego-less poet. big_smile

    Mohit - You are still not on my list of people whose achievements impress me smile

  15. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    So many things I could say..

    but I won't.

    1. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You just did.

  16. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Oh, but not in detail.  I'm being a good girl this morning.

  17. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Mohit is like a boomerang made of spam
    With no humility, all ego, his book is a scam

    His rhymes are poetry, likely beloved by mankind
    at least those under the age of 4 or 5, he will find

    The adult reader is witty, intelligent, deep
    He'll have to write better their attention to keep

    A poem is more than a collection of lines
    rhyming in AB AB AB may be perfectly fine

    But the content, it matters, not that he cares
    He's just going to keep spamming - everywheres.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Meditate get enlightened ,then maybe you will write like me,and understrand what I SAY
      Why do sages and retired professors like my book?
      Then they must be children for you.Like Stalin was a religious poet and Buddha arrogant for claiming his enlightenmnet.like Jesus ,Zarartushtra so many have been arrogant according to you.Wake up.
      Why would priests ask me if they can use my words in their sermons?
      they should ask for your worsd or paragilders.
      A quote from my book contemplate on it.

      They dont look so good and and are not to amusing,
      An insult from them is not bemusing.

      The magic in them is so clear,
      It all goes when they show such fear.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Mohit, I didn't ignore the positive reviews on Amazon - I merely pointed out that all the reviewers (except one) had reviewed only one book - yours - which is always a suspicious sign. Here is the one positive review which I can take seriously, as it's written by someone who's reviewed other books.

      "These poems do make you stop and ponder...Mohit has written from the heart, and his poetry reflects that. He uses the medium of rhyme to convey his deepest experiences of life, and beyond.
      These poems do help you see the world from his eyes, and make you think.
      Keep it up! and All the Best!"

      Although the fact that she wishes you "All the Best" at the end is odd.  Reviewers don't usually address the author directly, and she hasn't done so in any of her other reviews.

      You notice, even she doesn't say your poems are good poetry.  She says they're written from the heart and make you think.  This is exactly what I would say to a friend if I'd read his awful poetry, and didn't want to hurt his feelings by telling him the truth.

  18. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL Paraglider,

    I admire your rock solid patience. smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      God-like even big_smile

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Misha & Mark -

        I'm persevering because I don't think Mohit is a 'lost cause'. His prose is fine when he's taking care, and sometimes he can be quite funny. And though his claims are outrageous by implication, he will always draw back from any direct question, and hide behind his 'ranking' and his testimonials.

        If, as he believes, his vision is of a special order, then he should take the time to present it in higher quality verse. Versification is just a technical craft. Anyone can learn it. He should too, to do himself justice.

        But my patience is limited by opening time smile

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Poetry is on par with Rod McKuen...and that is not a good thing...

    1. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I think poetry predates and will outlive any individual poet.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I should have said His poetry smile

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, I thought you were generalising smile
          I've already suggested that his style is very like William McGonagall's, but he didn't respond.

  20. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Paraglider - You may have missed Mohit's original onslaught on the forums which ended in him deleting a lot of forum posts, but it is fair to say it is opening time as far as he and I are concerned big_smile

    1. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I probably did miss that. Anyway, it's now closing time, I can still spell in a straight line, and tomorrow's another working day.

      Goodnight smile

  21. Crash Jones profile image59
    Crash Jonesposted 9 years ago

    I stopped posting b/c Mo's obviously in his own world. I'm with Mark ... delusions of grandeur ... megalomania ... something isn't right.

    So, I'll watch Mo exist wherever he is at the moment (one post saying he's crying for the attacks he's posted, the next attacking with all the fury he can muster). It's interesting.

    I'm just glad he's living in a world that's so fantastic for him. Many others exist in the opposite.

  22. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    'I'm just glad he's living in a world that's so fantastic for him. Many others exist in the opposite.' Great observation.

  23. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Oh, and I'm still curious to hear what you think of McGonagall.

  24. mcarolyn profile image58
    mcarolynposted 9 years ago

    A question that only GOD has the answer to that! wink

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Very true.wink

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Glad you are feeling better Paraglider.  smile  Welcome back.

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Lately I have been wittnessing some of Gods miracles.  I really, honestly believe that God will and does help if and when you ask.  I believe that God really can hear the secerets of our hearts but lately, God has been working fast. 

    Today I am so greatful, though at the moment I have some upcoming battles of my own to face, but this 'problem' seems less devistating this time around then it would otherwise feel. 

    God made girls to keep men in check.  hahahah.  smile

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      God made girls to keep men in check.  hahahah.  awesome.

      The magic is happening for you ,much more is to come.

      1. mohitmisra profile image55
        mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        It accelerates on the right path.

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          sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Mohit, blessing on you.  I actually needed to hear I was on the right path. 

          much love,
          sandra

          1. mohitmisra profile image55
            mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            God bless you to.Faith and doubt go hand in glove-Hermann Hesse
            There is no nobler path to walk than spread the message of god and love.

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              sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              I do love that.  I have seen some disputes on these forums and stuff and I thought I would share with you that some of the people here are really on this path and really decent people.  To name a few,  Jenny.  She is of God.  Misha, is the same, Mark (thought on a different path is also a good person,  RFox, love that girl,  Sparkling Jewel is of God and LisaG, though I don't see her post on the forums, is about as lovely as a perfect rose, of God as well.  Paraglider is of God too. 

              I just thought I would share that with you because sometimes intentions become cloaked by words but thier intentions deep down are always good, at least I believe so.  smile

              1. mohitmisra profile image55
                mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                I do understand you and know that god is in all even the atheist Mark.I guess I may have come one a bit hard by saying I am enlightened and ranked 1.Some understand and appreciate the truth immediately,some take time maybe minutes,days or weeks but when they understand I only spoke the truth I meant no harm to anyone,they will appreciate it,its how it works.I do see god knowledge in RFox,Sparkling Jewel and some others.They have given very nice answers in the recent thread Talking with dead folks.
                LOL;) ha I love the smilies

                1. mohitmisra profile image55
                  mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

                  wink

          2. Eng.M profile image76
            Eng.Mposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            from your posts, I believe you are in the right path.

            God bless you

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              sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              and to you as well Eng. M, peace be on you.  smile

  27. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm a decent person, I am just more discerning and particular in who I acknowledge as enlightened and wise.

    1. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Each to his own.

 
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