Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Window To The World On Life of A Poet Week 27: Dawn

done  by 11am , Monday, 1/21/2013 image: The Obama Family
  the national inauguration , Jan. 21, 2013, Washington D. C.

Now, the interview on Dawn...below

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Can you tell us about yourself?

I am an analyst and project manager by profession working for a hi-tech company in Palo Alto California USA. I am a nature loving person, love traveling and love music and playing guitar. I do write poetry in Hindi and English. I grew up and completed my education in National Defense Academy Khadakwasla Pune, India and moved to Canada as part of exploring life in general all by myself. Currently a Canadian Citizen being a resident at California USA. I love to write and part of that I had an opportunity to write a script for bollywood movie. I believe we live only once and hence take the chance, enjoy the risks it adds to the adventure and makes a roller coaster ride more fun :)

Which country do you live in now? What’s your profession? be general, no need to specify your location...

Currently, I live in California USA. I work for a hi-tech company as a system analyst and project manager...

We’re happy that you have been part of Poets Rally as a participant, what has driven you to where you are in this particular community? 

Well, the best part is it's a community and to be part of it is like having a home with known people in it. I enjoy reading other poets and their thoughts. The poets are also very encouraging and it helps to write more and the best part about the rally is that each time there is a surprise with topics and it keeps us (poets) challenging and entertained.

How long have you been blogging? Do you think being part of a poetry community contributes to your creative writing?

I have been blogging since 2005 and I used to write only prose. Never dare to write poetry in English and being part of this community I was able to explore that aspect of my writing and I like it when other poets come and read and appreciate them. So definitely being part of the community has helped me to write poetry in English as well. I am in debt for that for sure to the entire community. 

Why poetry? Do you write fiction too?

Why poetry? Well, the first time I came to your community it asked to write poetry and since then I love it. I used to write fiction and I realized it takes lot of time as I am very expressive and detail oriented as supposed to Poetry is very challenging for me where I have to restrict the words yet express it clearly the emotions and hence I enjoy writing poetry. Having said that I have not tried on Fiction as my prose and poetry are all on reality and very close to me and nature. 

Please share 3 to 5 blog links you enjoy reading most, give 1 or 2 sentences to tell why you love their creative process.

I have many blogger friends whom I visit and read. I do not have all their addresses with me as I get notifications when they add posts.
However there is one whom I love to read as it comes from heart... his name is Jeevan (means Life) and he is an inspiration to all or many.
He writes on everything - you name it whether its nature, pain, life, travel or movie.

How do you know when a poem is done? your own experiences need to be shared here...

Well, in my poem there is an expression which could be about happy moment or about love or a story and that's how I write and it gives me a sense of completion. Since my poetry is about reality it has a true story residing in it.

How do you decide when a poem is "good"? Do you redo your own poems after they’re posted? it could be poem someone else written...

Basically, I put my thoughts that’s in my heart and mind. Sometimes depending on the time I will revise but most of the time it is write what’s in mind and heart and put it up for others to give feedback.  When I am writing from my heart I don't think it is someone else's creation as I am putting the raw thoughts of my mind on paper.

Do you think music and poetry are related? Why?

Definitely they are related as I believe if Music is the breathing then poetry is the body. Words have expression even though music itself doesn't need any lyrics to express but when both hand in hand it goes pretty good song :) 

What issues are closed to your heart? Women’s rights, child abuses, etc.…name one…

Both Women and Children Issues are closer to my heart and I do counsel too for some women however, I believe children is more closer to my heart as I feel they are new and exploring things hence bringing awareness to them and protecting them is critical.

What’s your other hobbies besides writing? Do you have pets?  

I am an outdoor person, love traveling, water rafting, playing sports such as badminton, volley ball, playing guitar and listening to music. I love animals and had many pets as I was growing up such as 3 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 squirrels and 2 cats. Now I am residing at a place which is closer to nature, mountains and animals such as wild turkey, deers, wild rabbits and many birds and squirrels who are freely playing around and enjoying the food and water at our backyard as visitors. I think they are happy as free like you and me :) 

Please list your blog links below, share 1 or 2 poems that represents best of your poetry talent…
Thanks in advance.

I have two blogs (  (English Blog - Dawn &  (Hindi poetry blog - Sehar (Dawn) ), and the poetry that best represent my talent would be... I don't know which one specifically as every poetry is close to my heart but I guess many appreciated these...


Hyde Park Poetry said...

Thanks for reading, poets...

Roessel Morton Nicholas said...


read me if possible.

Yielday Pittzheng said...


smiling post.

Nataeven FairyAn Fallin said...

Dawn, supportive poetess,

the president and his folks, well dressed and rounded citizens!

Ihop Smith said...

combining everything?

you truly amaze me, girl.

keep it up though.

Iris Sergey Murphy said...


Sarah AmEricAn Bush said...

sweet smiles.

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