Treasure Island

Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Writing's Iterative


Sheet's plain white
Inviting to write
Mind thinks otherwise
Blank's fine it says.

Write a letter or two
Turn it into a word
Words look wonderful
Only meaning's lacking.

It's time to edit
Inserting, striking off
With no satisfactory
Compromise being reached.

Filled up sheet
Pressed into a ball
Falls into the dustbin
Nice throw it feels.

Process starts all over
Again on a new blank sheet
Previous thoughts seem
To come in handy this time.

Writing's iterative
More the attempts made
Better it turns out
Finally converging.

Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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  • Savita Tyagi (5/4/2014 8:56:00 AM)

    some time really it is so hard to write. Like words are in prison released one at a time. All tied up so nice in a lovely poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (4/25/2014 8:09:00 PM)

    These breaks but have a continual impact too and so in pieces innumerable a poet finds his thoughts established and let known. A unique thought plank has made you write like this sir. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (4/22/2014 1:09:00 PM)

    A great poem, the ideas we get always come in parts letting us write many poems. (Report) Reply

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