He Who Writes

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He Who Writes

He lays,
Between the Roman script and Hangul,
Amidst the Greek and Latin,
Clad in distinctive sign-language and braille.
Words, words and words.
Myriad of words he sees,
And often in ephemeral moments he believes,
They become an author’s reality.
At the eye of the profusion of communication,
Pressured under deadlines and critic’s validation,
He recollects a lifetime of memories.
Even at the age to leave,
Fingers of the character he writes encircle his wrist,
They guide his hand which writes their faith.
Guillotined by what he himself creates.
Words, words and words.
Oh, the ones he once loved,
Now, these words he hates.

-Megha Bhartiya, InkSoakedSoul πŸ’œ

Β©Megha Bhartiya, inksoakedsoul.wordpress.com


~ I realize now as I’m posting this that I’ve been gone for a month. Sorry about how I keep vanishing and reappearing like this hehe.
\(q‒́◑ ‒̀q)/
I was recently thinking about how writing for passion and writing under pressure is different. This is the result of that thinking. Tell me if you like it. =)
I hope you all are safe, sound and healthy as you read this. May you have something to keep you hopeful and happy in this time of testing.
Happy Blogging! β—• β—‘ β—•
-Megha πŸ’œ ~

PS. Picture Credits – pinterest.

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  1. Don’t worry, time is flying unnaturally at the moment! πŸ˜…. Good to see you back though! I enjoyed this poem.

    I agree it’s interesting to contrast doing things for pleasure or under pressure. I’ve always done far better when under no pressure :D. Which is difficult to find in this world. You just got to have a mental breakdown from the pressure πŸ˜‰.

    Don’t feel bad about being goneβ€” after all, that just means that this poem was written under no pressure πŸ˜„. It’s funny, I was just starting to think maybe I need a break from writing, even for a day. This current monotony is definitely getting to me, and making me doubt my creativity more and more.

    Then as I was reading this, I remembered that whenever I start thinking “Just don’t write anything today! :)”, even if it gets to the end of the day, I usually end up with a flurry of ideas, lol.

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    1. Hi Robin! =)
      Ah yes, most of the times even I do better when I’m not under pressure, specially when it comes to writing. Indeed, being under no pressure is difficult in today’s world.

      Hehe yes this piece was written under no pressure luckily.
      I’m also so happy you took the time to read it!
      ( Ν‘β—‰ ͜ Κ– Ν‘β—‰)

      I guess my timing is good with this piece if you were thinking about taking a break from writing at the moment haha. xD
      The monotony is taking a toll on me too. =(

      It’s so relatable ending up with ideas when I’m least expecting or when I’m determined to not write and just relax!

      If you feel like it, do take a break and relax a bit. Sometimes, not writing for a while helps get us back into our spirit of writing ironically. =)

      Thanks for reading again Robin!
      I hope you’re doing well! β™‘
      -Megha πŸ’œ

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  2. M, this is such a raw, unprocessed, and yet such a phenomenal insight. This piece holds so much meaning and relatability to people who love writing and people who are aware of how writing under pressure makes writing such a tiresome, cumbersome activity at times.

    This piece of yours is laced with dynamic imagery, it almost teleports me into the mind palace of the person and adorned with potent emotional conflicts that can just switch on emotions of the “pressured writing” experiences the reader has lived through.

    To be honest, writing under pressure sometimes fills me up with adrenaline and fuels me with motivation but at times, it just is mutilating my creative brain cells until they come up with ideas but I guess it is subjective on the theme that you want to write about, if whatever you are writing triggers your emotional state and fills you with empathy then, time is just an illusion and deadlines are just stupid trophies which do not really matter.

    Coming to my favorite lines, first, may I say, I could not help but smile a big fat ear to ear smile on the use of hangul in the first line of this piece. You really have managed to recollect all the languages under the umbrella of your words, the dead, the old, the living, the special languages and that is just a cherry on cake to the imagery.

    Fingers of the character he writes encircle his wrist,
    They guide his hand which writes their faith.
    Guillotined by what he himself creates.

    These lines particularly are so meaningful, retrospective, and just a beautiful imaginative fleeting silhouette jpg file in the hard drive of your brain. (Pardon my computer failed metaphors)

    It was a great delight to read such a refreshing theme.

    Keep Writing, M! You can portal your way back anytime on your blog and I will love to analyse and read your writing appearances on WordPress.

    Stay safe!
    Stay healthy and happy!

    Purple you,
    Enigma :) <3 πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. Ah E!
      Let me tell you I always wait for your reviews because the way you unravel my words is so unique and heartwarming to read.
      To realize someone out there takes so much time to read, appreciate, think about, and write such a deep outline of my piece really never fails to brighten me up.
      β™‘

      Ah and I totally agree with you. Writing is subjective. Sometimes, even I can write better under pressure, it gives me an adrenaline rush like you’ve mentioned, but usually I prefer to not be under pressure. It all varies from person to person.

      And hehe, when I was writing this, I knew you’d be happy to see the inclusion of Hangul! =)
      I’m glad you smiled because of it!

      And the lines you chose happen to be close to me.
      Your computer metaphors are on point girl! Don’t worry about them haha xD

      I’m so so grateful you’re willing to wait for when I randomly and erraticaslly post (. ❛ α΄— ❛.).
      Thank you so much E!

      Purple you too!
      ~Megha πŸ’œ

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  3. Gaawwwdddd M!!!!!

    This is so so so so so beautiful!!! It’s so simple, so short, yet it contains its own little infinite world of profoundness and artistry.❀
    I mean just look at this piece! With every drop of ink that slips out from the nib of your pen, you are stepping one step closer to finesse, M. And I’m really really happy that I am one of those lucky people who are witnessing your growth.🌸

    The way you started this piece really had me marvelling at it! The way you went from Roman script to Hangul, to Greek to Latin, and then to sign language and Braille… Girl! I felt as if you were counting all the petals of the flower of language to reach right at its centre~ to pure and raw poetry!😍

    Ah, and then we hit reality! How pressure affects a writer, how a writer often finds himself struggling amongst the chaos of deadlines and validations! Well personally, I don’t think I do any good under pressure as far as writing is concerned. If I try and write just for the sake of it, though I’m able to force my brain cells to labour for themes, I never end up getting the touch of magic I’d want to dwell in! So, pressure is a real no-go for me!πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

    Coming back to the piece… Then, came my favourite part!
    “Even at the age to leave,
    Fingers of the character he writes encircle his wrist,
    They guide his hand which writes their faith.
    Guillotined by what he himself creates.”
    Ah, how truly theatrical that imagery is!😍 The way you’ve used your words here… Man! everything is on point.

    Megha, it’s really amazing how each one of your pieces has always managed to enrapture me with their sheer splendour!🌸 I love love loved it!😍❀

    Take care, dear!
    Loads of love and panda hugs❀
    Riddhima🌸

    PS: Well, to be honest, I didn’t know what Hangul meant until I read this! *apologetically bows down her head with a shy smile* So… Thank you, you’ve given me something new to take back with me!😊

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    1. Ah Riddhima!!!!
      ΰ²₯﹏ΰ²₯

      As always, you’re the sweetest, the kindest and most generous with your appreciation and I’m beyond thankful for that. You haven’t just witnessed my growth, you’ve been a part of it R! With such supportive people like you around me, I’ve had a happy and very wonderful time on WordPress.

      Oh and often even I can’t get in touch with what I’ve written if I’ve written it under some pressure of a deadline.

      And those lines you mention are close to me. I’m so happy you liked them and the imagery behind them.
      ( Ν‘β—‰ ͜ Κ– Ν‘β—‰)

      Believe me I always wait for your warm words Riddhima! πŸ₯ΊπŸ’œ
      Thank you so so much!

      Haha and it’s okie to not know words, I’m glad this piece introduced you to Hangul! =)

      Throws virtual panda hugs at you! β™‘
      ~Megha πŸ’œ

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  4. MEGHAAAA
    FIRST OFF, I’M ABSOLUTELYY IN AWE OF THE THOUGHT BEHIND THIS GENIUS PIECE OF WORK❀️

    This is a topic that is actually very very common, but you’ve portrayed it in a very profound sense, with a huge meaning behind each word, and yet the lines are somehow shedding off simplicity of thought.
    What an artist you are man❀️

    I think every person will be able to relate with what you’ve posted atleast once in their life, and it also covers a wider expanse if you think about it- for any activity.and that’s pure magic.

    I can’t stop reading this, I don’t have the right words to compliment it, but I think it’s enough to say that I’ve read it 5 times before commenting going over each line, and im gonna read it again after commenting :P
    Safe to say im in complete awe of this ❀️

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    1. SHRUTI TSIGXKGDOYZ
      Hehehehehe 🀭

      THIS COMMENT PUT SUCH A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE 😊

      I’m glad you liked the idea behind this piece! You and I, infact you probably more than me could understand it better. =)

      I’m an artist only when creative and artistic people like you enjoy what I write, so I’m more than grateful to you!
      ( Ν‘β—‰ ͜ Κ– Ν‘β—‰)

      I’m in awe of YOU, you beautiful human. πŸ₯Ί
      Thank you thank youuuuu!
      πŸ’œ

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