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Shanti

New Zealand

I'm from India and New Zealand. Writing and reading give me hope. I believe in spontaneous cartwheels, forgiveness, and blank pages.

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Shanti (New Zealand) liked Turmeric and Jasmine by Dhrithi (India)

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) reviewed:

Magic in Welly

PROMPT: Travel Writing Competition 2018

The idea of magic and romance is an undercurrent in this piece. I think it would be more distinct if you could bring out those concepts slightly more explicitly. Overall, though, this was a delight to read.

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) liked Never Been Kissed-Updated by theresafrance (United States)

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) reviewed:

Delhi- Old with the New

PROMPT: Travel Writing Competition 2018

A few notes since the software wasn't letting me add comments -no need to italicize--roman type and capitals work fine and don't otherise the language you write in. Also, the Qutab Minar isn't a minaret--minarets are attached to mosques. -what...

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

horizon promises in the new day

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things

i find
    solace
in the dark morning
    (dogforesthorizon and the dawn is coming)
the aching sunshine
emerges
    and the orange moon
watching over the darkness
is hiding again
           in
                air
                    and
                        daylight
here is a web
of morning
told in the
    so/
delicate    
        /lace of
            the first sunlight
reminding me that
aloneness is wonderful sometimes
    and it's going to be
okay

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) reviewed:

Carousel

PROMPT: 25 Words

this is really clever!

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

personifying my edges

FREE WRITING

I'm trying to love soft uncertainty
when she approaches me at twilight
begging for a kiss

I'm trying to forgive brisk decision
when he pounces at dawn
asking for a good reason

I'm trying to embrace stern routine
when they compel me to places I wish I didn't want to be
noon coalescent and far too patient

I'm trying to laugh at relentless anxiety
when he frays the edges I'd forgotton about
horizon lightening like dusk

I'm trying to live...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

coin purse kisses

FREE WRITING

Once, I arrived in a new old country
without emptying my wallet of the previous coins.
For two years, the two dollar cranes nuzzled
and nudged three headed lions; strange alliances in my coin purse.
I liked it that way.
Sure, it always took a little longer to dig around in my wallet
but I liked the romanticism of being a girl who is patient even with exact change,
who doesn’t know where she belongs. 
When I told my friend...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

tasting the night

PROMPT: Improbable Flavor

the night sky is a little sour
a sparkle of citrus curls my tongue
and there's an aftertaste of chocolate
as elusive
as the moon behind a cloud
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago