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

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

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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