Guest blog- A poem by Azzurra Nox

As I had mentioned in my post My Poetic Heart , I’ve started accepting guest poems. And I got truly amazing response. One such poem is by Azzurra Nox.

About Author: Born in Catania, Sicily, Azzurra Nox has led a nomadic life since birth. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. MY AMERICAN NIGHTMARE – Women in Horror Anthology was a YA Short Stories bestseller on Amazon. She curates the lifestyle blog: https://theinkblotters.com/ You can find her on Twitter @diva_zura

Title: Paper Monsters

A black Sicilian veil cloaks my ashen thoughts.

He tastes like half-eaten candies,

Licorice and cinnamon.

Cobblestone streets reflect minuscule paper monsters.

My heart is filled with a fiery lava, the kind that

Explodes from Etna in the sky at night.

I’ve been waiting for his return.

I’m afraid that soon the fire in my heart

Will fade and become an ice black.

Almond blossoms adorn my bed,

His last words echo in my brain and I writhe

Restlessly….

My body aches for his touch—

I just want to break a little….

I dream of becoming a tragic heroine

A Giovanni Verga character incarnate.

This is how you draw a broken heart:

Dip your fingers in blood and don’t

Hesitate to botch the final project.

His image hovers over me like

A storm cloud in April…

Ever present but translucent

As the flesh fades to cold coal.

-Azzurra Nox

Buck up guys, 2 more days for your poetry submissions. Submissions will be closed on 15th April 2018. If you have an amazing poetry and wish to get it published, just send it to me on my email ID and I’ll publish it on my blog.

Email ID- natashatungare@gmail.com

You may send your submissions by connecting through Instagram- Natasha Tungare

A reminder for haiku submissions- open for 1 week till 20th April 2018.

Have a Happy Poetry month!

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A Tinge of Haikus #1

Haikus are a form of tiny poetries of three lines. First line consists of 3 words, 2nd line 5 words and 3rd line 3 words again. So that’s 3-5-3. There’s also a combination of 5-7-5. Haikus show a connection between all the three lines which means three lines of a single Haiku completes it entirely!

As I had mentioned in my post “My Poetic Heart” that I’m learning about different types of poems, haiku is one of them and so thought of trying a few Haikus!

Beautify yourself more
Wear your, pretty smiling face
Conquer each day
~

Walking in moonlight
Staring above at boundless universe
Shining dreamful eyes
~

I looked at the sky
And saw those stars smiling at me
Though my Moon never turned up
~

I grew colder
To all criticism and fakeness
Was tagged ‘stonehearted’
~

You say richness is crucial
You say beautiful face and body is important
I say you’re just Materialistic
~

Deep down in silent waters
With wide eyes and heart she immersed
The Death God was here
~
Beautiful green meadows
Lying down under sky’s blanket
That’s my wish

~

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Knock knock! Comment your Haikus if you love writing one and I’ll be publishing them on my blog in my next “Tinge of Haikus” with your name!

The 5 Changing Abstracts: 5) Desires

After my successful four write-ups on human abstracts which are Perception, Thoughts, Emotions and Beliefs here I finally come up with the last and the fifth write-up in the series of ‘5 Changing Abstracts’ which is ‘Human Desires’.

Human desires are again something which keep on changing continuously throughout our lifetime. There is a reason behind why I chose to keep this as the last topic of the series. It’s because our perceptions, thoughts, beliefs and emotions regarding certain things which change our desires too. Let me make it a little simple giving you an example-

I decided not to spend too much on shopping. Walking by lanes in the street market, I saw a beautiful sling (perception about sling). I’ll be glad to add it to my wardrobe (emotion). So I think I should buy it (thought). Looking at the discount offer, I bought it (belief).

Sling was just a small example. Every person desires to have expensive cars, villas and much more. I wanted to buy a laptop but now I feel I should buy a new phone. Again it is because our desires change. Has it ever happened with you, that another person inculcates certain idea in your mind and you just start thinking about it? It can be anything. Your friend bought a new phone, told you about it’s features and you desired to have the one.

Our wishes and desires decides our priorities. Hence make sure you prioritize the correct thing! Your every decision depends on the other 4 changing abstracts!

Hey friends, so finally I would like to end this series. I had many people suggesting me some points, many of them had certain doubts which I hope I had cleared. But I truly appreciate your views. I know that I might have confused you, might have put up questions in your mind or even might have changed your thinking but the most important thing I want you all to know is your decisions in life are dependent on these 5 Abstracts. And these abstracts are indirectly dependent on your innate nature. All of these 5 Abstracts are interconnected!

Friends, feel free to connect with me. Don’t forget to hit the ‘follow’ button if you like my write-ups. And if you have any suggestions or wish to have a new series about such philosophical and intellectual topics do let me know!

The 5 Changing Abstracts: 4) Beliefs

After my write-ups on ‘Perception’, ‘Thoughts’ and ‘Emotions’ here I come up with the next changing abstract that is ‘Belief’

I say that today is Friday because I believe it is. We created days, months, years, entire calendar and we believe that these exist.

Why do we celebrate our birthdays? It’s just an ordinary day for others but we believe that it is special for us. No one has seen the universe, not even galaxy but still we believe that it does exist.

Belief cannot be seen but felt. We know that something exists because we believe in it’s presence. It is a kind of mental acceptance, a conviction, a faith or a trust. Science is researching about many psychological behavioural patterns which creates the belief system in humans. Our belief in something also depends on our experiences, things we have been watching and hearing since our childhood.

Heard about this amazing book ‘The Secret’? It talks entirely about belief system itself. Again it is our own perception which makes us believe in certain things. Many a time it happens that we hear about some superstitious incidents. Some choose to believe them, some don’t.

Make sure that if you truly want to prove something or achieve something great, the first step towards the same is ‘Believe in it’. A stronger belief system conquers the world!

I hope I’m changing your belief system:))

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My Poetic Heart- World Poetry Day

A Poetic heart of mine sways swiftly

To my own fantasy world every hourly

Poems run through my every nerve and vein

Healing my body’s every possible pain

I’m really sorry for interrupting our ‘Changing Abstracts’ series, but this write-up of mine was much needed as it is my tribute to all the amazing Poets and their beautiful Poetries.

Today, that is 21st March is declared as World Poetry Day by UNESCO. Speaking about history of Poetries in short, the ancient poems were in the form of songs and hymns. It is said that poetries used to exist Before Christ as well. But most of the evidences say that Poetries originated during 14th century. Most of Indian literature including Vedas and many more Sanskrit verses are in poetic form. Nowadays poetry verses are in different forms like Haikus, Sonnets, Limerick and many more.

There is this beautiful literature book “The History of English Poetry” by Thomas Warton published in 18th century which describes about poetic literature. There are infact many movies as well which are based on the theme of ‘Poems’. And if at all you might have seen this movie “The Dead Poets Society”, you might realize how wonderfully a poem affects human life. Poetry lovers can definitely relate to this.

I remember when I was kid and we had Languages in our school as subjects. During those days poems were something I loved the most! And my love for poetry can never ever abate. I wrote my very first poem during my 2nd year of graduation which became my very first blog post ‘Life is too short’ And never stopped after that. It’s been more than 2 years I’m writing poems. And I’m glad that I’ve started learning different forms of poetries through different resources.

On the request of audience, I would like to put up top 10 poetry write-ups and really sorry for being late:

1) Just a smile

2) I don’t belong here

3) The ICU deathbeds

4) The Cloud Palace

5) Parents- My life’s core

6) Oh My Diary!

7) The Musical Body

8) You’re within me

9) Gracias

10) My Angel

To all the poem lovers, I’m gonna have poetry guest blogging during the month of April. All poetry bloggers are invited to send their Poems on my email ID natashatungare@gmail.com. If you have your interesting story of how you started writing poetry please do share :))

NOTE:- Please make sure you subscribe before submitting your Poetries. Please note that all poems should be submitted before 15th April.

You’ve 3 weeks! Buck up!

The 5 Changing Abstracts- 3)Emotions

Hello friends, you all might have read my previous two write-ups on Perception and Thoughts . Going ahead with the series, today I’m going to talk about Emotions.

Have you guys seen this amazing movie ‘Inside Out’? If not please please do watch it! One of the best animated movies! I really wish to dive into the author’s mind who wrote it to find out how did he think of such a wonderful idea. So coming back to the point, in the movie remember the five basic emotions which they have illustrated beautifully?

Happiness, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear! Yes, these are the five basic emotions. Many a times ’emotions’ are confused with ‘feelings’. They aren’t the same.

I’m feeling cheerful, because I’m happy

I’m feeling depressed, because I’m sad

Emotions and feelings are interconnected but not synonyms of each other. Though dictionaries say that they are synonyms but they aren’t perceived the same. Human emotions are continuously changing. We can never be in a particular emotion for long time. “Mood Swings” what we call are again due to changing emotions.

You all might have heard about many kinds of psychiatric disorders like anxiety disorder, emotional incontinence (exaggeration of a particular emotion). These occur due to certain abnormalities in brain areas. Not going much into medical aspect, but what I want you all to understand is, it’s pretty easy to say ‘don’t worry’, ‘keep smiling’ but in reality one emotion cannot last longer.

I hope I made it little simple for you all to understand. To those who question the Almighty “Why God, why am I always sad?” I hope you understand that your sadness doesn’t last longer. It’s just a feeling and it shall pass anyways :))

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The 5 changing abstracts- 2) Thoughts

Hey friends, I you guys read the first write-up of the series. If not you may read it up here ‘Perception’. After perception, coming up with the next changing abstract of human that is ‘thoughts

Thoughts differ from person to person. You can never predict what’s going on in a human mind. The areas in our brain which are responsible for cognition, have a separate area where thoughts generate. Thoughts are nothing but the reflections of what we have seen, whatever experiences we had our entire life. How do positive or negative thoughts generate?

A girl who had been tortured, raped, who had seen conflicts and fights since her childhood shall always have negative thoughts regarding humanity.

On the other hand those who might have never faced/seen any huge crisis in their lives might have never thought about the darker side in their life.

You see it’s easy to say ‘Think positive’ but it all depends on a person’s nature he acquired. So make sure you choose to percieve (as I said in my previous write-up) right lessons from your every experience so as to have right thoughts!

Hey guys, I know these philosophical topics might be getting little heavier for you all and many people shared their views on the same. I’m trying to make it as simple and concise as possible. You can anytime reach out to me or ask your difficulties in the comments section.

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The 5 Changing Abstracts- 1)PERCEPTION

After my article series on Human Misconceptions Beauty of simplicity, Maturity’s Measurement, The inhuman human here I’m up with one more series of philosophical write-ups. Changing Abstracts (Human Nature)

“It’s such a beautiful morning,” said the young guy jogging in a park.

“Oh God! I’ve to get up now and get ready for work,” said the ‘just-woke up’ office employee.

“New morning, new innovations!” exclaimed the research lab scientist.

You see it was just a morning which different people percieved in different ways. This is human nature! Why do people react differently to different situations? Why do different people have different solutions to a single problem?

Perception is the prime reason people react differently as there are many ways a particular thing can be interpreted. Now everyone might not understand the literal meaning of this word but it’s simply the reason why human reactions to one thing differs. Optimism and pessimism is a result of perception. One percieved it positively other didn’t.

I’ll talk about thoughts, feelings and much more in next 4!

All the philosophy lovers out there, I would love to connect with you all!

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Just a Smile :)

Different city, in a hostel she stays
Yet she talks to parents, the entire day
Though away from home, a hundred mile
But they always make her smile

Her best friend’s texts she daily reads
Feels like nothing more she needs
She has been missing her in a while
Yet thinking of her, always makes her smile

The patients she treats daily
Always leave the hospital merrily
Their rejoicing faces with smiles
Lightens up her day, making her smile

Returning from college, there she leaves
To feed furry friends she sees
Talking to them became her daily lifestyle
After all they too make her smile

Creating more connections with all
But always felt like a silent doll
Her hours might go in whichever style
Yet she always puts on a smile

-Natasha Tungare

There are little things that happen with us each day and those small things can make us smile. Never forget to put on your smile! After all “you’re never fully dressed without a smile”. Remember something-

We all smile in a same language!

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