Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Feature: Tikuli Dogra Day 3

Drama in the Sky

A Gloomy day, definite nip in the air

The wind, strong and chilly

Golden yellow leaves of the poplar

Cling desperately to thin haggard branches

The silence is uncanny

Murky mist seeps through

The very core of my being

My thoughts are frozen in time

Memories close in like a blizzard of snow

The drama in the sky unfolds

A flash of lightning marks the brilliant opening

With thunderous applause it begins to pour

The trees, their heads bowed, cry ceaselessly

The wet sun struggles to release itself

From behind the heavy cloud cover

The spell is strong, possessed, I drift into a trance

The sounds of thunder & flashes of lightning cease

The curtain falls

Complete silence follows

Nothing moves, not even a single leaf

© Tikuli Dogra (published in Guntur National Poetry Fest Anthology and Associated Content)

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Q: What are your goals as a writer/poet?

A: I have not yet set any goals as a writer/ poet.I do want to better myself and one day have a global readership and interaction. Right now it is just a way to express myself and reach out to people with similar interest.

Q: How do you know when a poem is complete and needs no more revisions or do your poems continually evolve and change?

A: I feel the moment my thought transforms into a verse my poem is complete. I do make revisions in it if it is meant for publishing somewhere. Those are basically technical changes. A better word, a captivating phrase, some change in rhythm, rhyme and so on but the thought remains the same.

Q: What is one thing you want to be remembered for most as a writer/poet?

A: I have a long way to go as a writer/poet. For this moment in time I just want to be remembered as someone who has tremendous passion for learning , reading and writing.

Q: When did you first have an interest in poetry?

A: I was introduced to Urdu Hindi poetry at an early age and since then there was no turning back. During my college days as a student of English Literature I expanded my horizons and began to read poets from across the globe, that's when my interest grew and I started writing too.


  1. Very vivid! "The wet sun struggles to release itself" - a striking image to savour"....Looking forward to more.

  2. Expressive! Your strength is emotive expressions

  3. good work Tiku!-- Nabina