Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

I Am Not A Poet Yet!


I am not a poet yet....
Nor I am inborn poet.
Nor with any special talent driving me to be a poet.
Just picked few words of dew drops
Each dews looked like a glittering pearl.
Guided the dew drops to flow freely through a channel painted in canvas.
Finally, went on binding pearls into a thread of passion.
Enchanting fragrance of jasmine gave a glow of touch to the poetic garland.
Each petals of rose added a beauty to its looks.
Poetic ice cream with cherry toppling just ready to be served.
Savoured by your lovely comments.
Your each comments, I have kept as treasures in my heart.

I am not a poet yet....
I drove the poetic vehicle without following proper rules and regulations.
Went on switching lanes of tense.
Grammatical errors were chasing me from behind.
With some sparks of punctuations!
Many horns buzzed me to correct the lines.

I am not a poet yet..
As I learnt a lot from you and still learning from you.
As you showed me the different paths through which a poem can travel.
You taught me,
Poem is like a reflecting diamond where each angles reflects differently.
You taught me,
To understand what critics wanted to tell.
My some poems ended just into a question mark.
With no way of turning back.
I couldn't revert it back.

I am not a poet yet...
I attract a penalty.
My poetic vehicle is towed by a traffic police for reverse driving.
I was charged for over speeding poems in a wonderful way,
one after the another
Made a traffic jam to enter PH highway road.
My van will be released only if I gave a confirmation stating
No more further mistakes! !

I am not a poet yet...
To tell you the bitter truth.
I read many great poets precious works
Many times I felt will I ever be able to touch their feet any time?
I am too far away from them..
Where do I stand, to be precise nowhere!

As......
I am not yet become a poet!
Nor I am not a born poet!


©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GEETHA JAYAKUMAR 2014
©2014

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I want to Thank each one of you for your valuable comments
Which increase my confidence, knowledge and way of my writings.
Really today whatever I am its your effort
Which never in my lifetime I will forget.
For an introvert and shy person like me gained a lot from PH site.
Still I am learning.....

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  • Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (8/28/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    a good write but this feeling does creep into the heart and mind of poets now and then although we have written many poems. yet, the perfect poem may take ages to be composed. keep writing. poets are born by grace of God and made by sustained toil (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (8/15/2014 6:20:00 AM)

    Dear poet,
    Nicely described feelings. Nobody is born with such talents. so many talents are attained after experiencing the world. poet is a person who is not satisfied with what is going on before him and expresses his disapproval by his words. Thanks for your lovely comments on my poem. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/20/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    A deep and honest desire for growth is such an amazing quality that can inspire greatness. Keep on growing my friend as you are on your way to greater greatness! Yet you are indeed a poet only that you are not yet as great as you would be. Very captivating poem! (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (6/25/2014 12:57:00 AM)

    So fun ride.............yes we all are not yet poets...neither we are apt critics..we all are emerging....blooming still towards the rainbow of perfection..............we are inventing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/12/2014 9:23:00 PM)

    I agree, you are not a poetess, you are yourself a poetry. The poet is very deep within you (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/21/2014 3:08:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot for all the valuable comments. It definitely inspires one to come up with new poems... (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/17/2014 3:22:00 AM)

    The poet opens her mind in perfect truth and transparency which itself qualify her as a good poet without boasting oneself. She knows the things what she writes and what she acquires as a poet and therefore I see a good poem in these lines which is praiseworthy. (Report) Reply

  • Tadasha Tripathy (4/15/2014 10:51:00 PM)

    Each and every moment of our life teaches us to make us fine. I don't have more words to explain the eternal beauty of this poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 10:40:00 PM)

    .....no one is an accomplished poet here...............we all have to learn something from others.that's life....lovely write.......
    I invite you to read my poem-to bosom thee..I'll rise....I seek your valuable response........ (Report) Reply

  • Yogiraj Biplab (4/2/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    I think there is nothing to judge in the poems. Because everypoem is an expression of the poets' mind. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/27/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Thank you Sir for the Inspiring comment......
    I am not a born poet
    But rather I would prefer to tell
    A poet was born out of me
    Especially after being
    With Wonderful poets like you. In fact, I want to thank each one of you... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/26/2014 4:01:00 AM)

    I would like to Thank each one of you for the wonderful and inspiring comments, which will definitely inspire me to come up with more poems. Your each comments I will save as treasure in my heart.. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • L Rao (3/26/2014 12:34:00 AM)

    Hi Geetha ji This is Laxman Rao
    I read your poem based on your poetical journey I liked it...request you read some of mine, even Im on the PH web.

    Regards
    Rao (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (3/25/2014 8:25:00 AM)

    Such beauty in your words Geetha, so special that you have shared these with us all. Your words are healing. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/25/2014 3:25:00 AM)

    There a little time distance in a moment a lovely sun rise with a crimson red and brightness will be all round like halos covering the brightness lovely and brilliant piece of work gongrates (Report) Reply

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