I start writing this post with a heavy heart. Last time I was on Poetics I told you about how a blogger was brutally assassinated in Bangladesh. While a month has passed and no action was taken, what shocked me more was that another blogger met the same fate, in broad daylight. There has been soaring protest in social media of late and I joined as much as I could. I have not recovered from the sadness.
Coming back to Poetics, I want to talk about something that has inspired me recently. A very good friend of mine introduced me to a new phone app called ‘Lettrs,’ and it caught my interest almost instantly. Gone are the days when we actually write and enjoy the old world charm of snail mail, but this revives some of those feelings. One can write their own private letters to pen pals or an open letter to the world. It was a wonderful feeling to read through them. Some were really fascinating.
When I grew up, my mother introduced me to a very specific form of literature – letters by poets and writers. In many magazines such old letters would be published, and it used to amaze me that in very simple day-to-day matters they used such perfect language. It was a great lesson for me. Even before my daughter was born I started writing letters to her, wondering if some day she might read them and discover the joy of writing.
Tonight I want you to write letters – you can mention who the letter is addressed to if you want. You can write about any day in your life, even include mundane things, and show us how the letter can be a beautiful thing. Lastly, you have known us, the dVverse bartenders for some time now, and you must have followed their thought processes, followed their direction in one way or other, while participating in our creative prompts. So you can write letters to us too.
I also want to remind you that this Thursday is Open Link. The ‘bar’ will open at the usual time, and we hope to have a good turnout. Share a new poem or perhaps one that you have written for NaPoWriMo.
Now, if you are new to dVersepoets, this is what you should do:
Write a poem and post it to your site/blog.
Enter a link to your poem and your name by clicking Mr. Linky below.
You will find links to other poets. Read and comment on other poets’ works.
If you are promoting your work on social media, use the tag #dversepoets.
Thank you all. Happy writing.