Where do poems come from ?

We are just a medium
transmitting the music
and echoes
of a time, a space
the scent of an era
the flavour of an age

woven into rhythmic tales
pressed into a page
bound into books
released into streams of words
meandering towards an unknown place
often reaching a shore
after the writer has said his final grace

Is there a dawn to bring about a condensation
Of evaporated thoughts?
Will the potent words set free come back to earth
to shadow other unwary beings with porous souls
hitting on them with images
agitating un-lived, coded memories
churning a new poet into existence
yet again?


©Reena Prasad

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About Reena Prasad

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, now based in Sharjah. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Change, Indus Valley, Love in Verses, Musings—a Mosaic, eight anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends and 10 of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online jounals: Carty’s Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines such as Youth Ki Awaaz and Thanal Online. . Her poems have found place among the winning entries in contests by Writer's Cafe, Ekphrasis India and Poets Corner. She is a contributor to many international journals like The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal etc

2 thoughts on “Where do poems come from ?

  1. Mohamed Umar Farooq

    Well structured.. and a neat elaboration on poets ourselves.. now..where do poems come from ..? A question to ask ourselves ..does it emerge from the soul or mind…? Or is it deep rooted somewhere else..hidden/ veiled and unveiled or unleashed, when ? How? And why? …answering them is emancipation in itself…u ve tried answering many such mysteries… keep up the good work….


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