lalita larking

An obsession with cryptic crosswords. Everything else falls in place.

Location: Kolkata, India

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On poetry

You need the tumultuous experience of lovemaking before you can undress the subject word by word, make love to the idea and get intimate; first with subtle caresses and considered words; then with ardour like surf on high tide, words pouring out because you have it, because you are there.


Blogger Rimi said...

*Fans self*

I shall take your word for it, Lali.

11:24 pm  
Blogger anantha said...

Bah! That explains why I don't get poetry. It's the porn!

5:47 am  
Blogger Lalita said...

Rimi- You must try writing poetry, Princess. Really. :-)

Anantha- Bah, indeed. It is writing poetry I was talking about, not reading or understanding. You don't get porn, eh? ;)

6:49 am  
Anonymous vivek said...

hmm... seems like you are still so young at heart!

1:57 pm  
Anonymous Ash said...

What brought this on? Not that I disagree. It's a surprise to see you do such a short, one-sentence post.

2:34 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Vivek- Come on, fifty is not dotage. Poetry has nothing to do with age, anyhow. :-)

Ash- A discussion and somebody remarking that virgins cannot write love poetry, only lovesick poetry. Don't remind me, I know I am verbose.

4:14 pm  
Blogger Sivaram said...

Can we extend the metaphor - the ones who only watch, can hardly understand what the fuss is all about out ?

9:43 am  
Blogger Lalita said...

Sivaram- Um, how do you explain the porn industry then?

11:23 am  
Anonymous Prophet of Doom said...

What about the "non-porny", nerdy non-poetic-text-inclined readers, Mrs. M ? Spare a thought ..

10:32 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Ram- Good to have you commenting again. I will definitely spare a thought. :-)

2:50 pm  

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