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gayatrirajan

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gayatrirajan (United States) published:

For the Violin

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I want to thank my father, 
my father who has so much faith 
in melody, who can trust in the invisible 
forces that make dime-store jingles and sonatas.
The diaphanous paths that lead me 
to Mozart and Bach. 
 
I want to thank him 
for the way my fingers flicker 
over a string, the strength of discovering something- 
as if I’d stumbled on a diamond big as a shoe; 
as if I’d found magic in the crannies 
of my closet....

about 2 months ago

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gayatrirajan (United States) published:

​The Ballet Dancer

PROMPT: Unconventional

because she had to learn to see
                 beyond the light,
            beyond the movement
        stranded by its language
because she had to learn to believe nothing
                   could change her
            cleave a room
        memorize its shadows,
                    be still for the empty
                stage, say dance, 
            say dance anyway
because there was two pictures in her locket 
                once a pair of wings 
        and now a hollow
    absence, a thunderstorm
    a crash and then an echo
because she had to learn to love 
                the right knot,...

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gayatrirajan (United States) reviewed:

Wishes...

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This is an amazing piece, and a pleasure to read! Work to address the slightly cliched nature of the plot(an abandoned lover and heartbreak are common tropes). Keep writing- this is awesome!

about 1 year ago

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gayatrirajan (United States) reviewed:

Grandpas house

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2018

It was a great opportunity reviewing your work! Great job, and keep writing!

about 1 year ago

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gayatrirajan (United States) published:

Two Limericks

PROMPT: The Limerick

A creature of charm is the cow.
So wonderfully, implausibly highbrow.
In the mornings they eat,
Evenings, repeat.
They pass gas with an elegant pow!

There was an old poet named Peter.
Upon insanity he teetered.
While he wrote his rhymes,
He'd list out word crimes,
And say "Oh, I've messed up the meter!"


 

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