Reading as Source of Inspiration

Reading as Source of Inspiration

If you need inspiration, go to the library.

If your taste lies in poetry,

Classical literature,

Self-books, romance or adventure,

You can always find stimulation,

To capture your imagination.

 Choose your favourite author for reading

It could be Robin Sharma’s enriching

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Full of Self-discovery,

Or Cervantes’ humorous ‘Don Quixote’,

Ridiculing phantasmagoria, the vain or the idiot.

Or Swift’s fantasy land in Gulliver’s Travels

Which our purity and vanity unravels,

Or the adventures in Ballantyne’s Coral Island

Of the juvenile heroes in a South Pacific land,

Or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, depicting

The challenging hardship of a girl, so heart rending.

Or dear children, it could be Tintin’s adventures,

Making us wish for ventures,

Or Tom Sawyer’s mischievous ways imitate,

Though hesitant his deviance to emulate, 

Or   enjoy Charles Dickens Oliver Twist,

Which depicts how life can have a different twist.

Or dear mums, read Cinderella,

The classic story of love and magic, from rags to riches,

The triumph of good over evil,

Showing how good always triumphs over the devil

As in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so caring

The little beings saved the princess from the blistering 

Wicked mother’s manoeuvring.

Or dear teen agers,

Take note of books of adventures,

Shantaram can be sensational to the readers,

Or Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,

Or Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier,

Or the heart-rending novel The Kite Runner

Or A Thousand Splendid Suns

Or, simply curl on the bed dear ladies,

And read Sophie Kinsella’s hilarious stories.

If you want to go for real life stories,

Read Jean Sassoon’s Princess.

Or  Betty Mamoody’s  Not without my Daughter, so gripping

Or Jeanette Walls’ The Class Castle, so heart rending

Why feel bored or be idle,

When you can open the holy bible,

Yourself with Love, Hope and Faith fortify,

Boredom and idleness defy.

Or read any verse of the ‘Bhagwad Gita’

To fill you full of stamina,

Why waste precious hours, being disheartened?

By elevated thoughts be inspired.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “Reading as Source of Inspiration

  1. Parneet Jaggi

    Interesting and motivating. The significance of readinh books highlighted in a conversational manner.


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