Learning the Fundamentals, Day Six”About Me” Page.

Day Six : “About Me: Page

My name is Chaman, I’ve started blogging since 2012. In the beginning I translated Tagore’s poems and lyrics of his songs. I joined WordPress’ Blogging University and used their prompts to write stories and later poems when I felt comfortable doing so.

I love reading a variety of novels written by authors whose work I like; such as Dan Brown, Jane Austen, Roald Dahl, to name a few.

I have not tried to write a novel yet, but I do like writing short stories.

My hobby is reading all kinds of books in languages I know. I read a lot of novels in Bengali(my mother tongue) In English and Urdu.

Lately I’m busy reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Sometimes I wonder why we hate, knowing we are only here for a short time, therefore we should get along. Who knows what tomorrow might bring.

I also believe, ‘Life is a Blessing, enjoy it.’ There are many ways to achieve it, by love, by kindness, by helping those who need it.

I love listening to songs. One of my favourites is : “Raindrops Keep Falling On My head.”

This is About Me for now. Hope to see you folks, have a great new year!

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Writing : Intro to Poetry,Day Six : Screen

Poetry, Day Six : Screen

Poetic, toolkit : Enjambment

Looking back, I am in,

Awe, thinking,

about,

the Screen of my life.

from infant to toddler,

I have no memory,

at seven, I was,

in  a new school. The scene changed,

at twelve, Dad passed

away, and I moved,

to an unknown

place, with Mom,

and siblings. It was a difficult time,

for us all, laughter became,

a thing of, the past,

Mom struggled,

to raise us.

After many, moons,

here I am,

still in Awe, 

Watching the, snow

covered, houses,

Lawns, and streets,

How did I end,

up here?

My life resembles,

A moving Screen!

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Everyday Inspiration,Day Six: The Space to Write

Day Six: The Space to Write

When I write I look for a quiet place. My bedroom fits the description. I need a notebook to write  what my assignment is. I then start writing. I need a few things, my laptop, a pen, and my TV in the background, I put it on mute, the continuous repetition of the weather annoys me. 

Why do I have it on? To check the weather forecast  if I feel like going out for a few minutes. Unfortunately past few days the weather is not fit to go anywhere. 

In a way it’s good I can concentrate on the assignment.

I of course need a decent chair to sit on, light because outside is dark, I do hope the rough weather will not cause power failure. These are some things that can motivate my writing.

Readers when writing your comment, please add a few lines to let me know what do you like me to write in the future? Thank you all.

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Six : The Space to Write

Everyday Inspiration, Day Six : The Space to Write

I write on my laptop in my bedroom, I like it because I have everything I need there. I do not think I am away from civilization. I can make my bedroom noisy or quiet I want to. I have a TV which I turn on when I feel I need some humans to prevent me  falling asleep when I am writing.

I spend most of my time in my bedroom, it’s not too large. On its left I have a small black table, it is full of books and note books. Next to it is my laptop, a tiny table with my telephone, and on the right is my queen size bed, with a green cover and a large pillow. 

Further to my right is a larger table, it too holds my books. A large window next to it gives me the sunlight, when it’s not cloudy. Still on my right is my dresser where I have my clothes.

I’m not sure my bedroom is an ideal place for writing, I’m used to it, I started an online course in 2011, blogging in 2012, I did all my writing here. Six years are a long time, any change of place at this time may not suit me. I am happy to continue writing here.

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Writing: Intro to Poetry, Day Six: Screen

Form: Enjambment

Image from WordPressAn open laptop sitting on a bed in a dark bedroom

My life is a big screen,

it holds memories of,

my loved ones, first it was,

my Dad,he had so much to

give, but he left us

early, we the younger

ones, became orphans,

without understanding

why, Mom took

over, she kept us together.

When I grew up I had no

direction, I knew not then

how, important was education.

I studied, when I felt like

it,slept, longer than necessary

despite, my sister’s constant

reminders, I did what I thought

was, right, someone up

there, must have kept

me, focused.

Or else ,how did I, successfully

fight, off the,

obstacles, on my

path!

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Everyday Inspiration, Day Six: The Space to Write

Day Six: The Space to Write

In my house my bedroom is the  place where I feel comfortable. I have a small desk where my computer is placed. Besides this desk there is another one, here I pile up most of my books.

Right in front of my bed I have a small TV, I take my breaks from writing by watching a half to one hour of TV. It breaks the monotony of staring at my laptop for an hour. I have an attached bathroom, which helps. Everything I need is in this room. The only thing not in my room is the kitchen. I go to the kitchen to eat or drink water. The  beverage I prefer is tea, this I  drink once a day.

I am comfortable in my room.I know where everything is, it’s easy to start working anytime. I do my work  during the day, I’m unable to work at night, my eyes get too tired and I also am unable to work, because I doze off.

I’m not fond of coffee it keeps me up even if I drink it in the middle of the day.

I did think of going to the coffee shop to do my work, a  lot of people do. I tried once and failed, therefore I stick to my bedroom.

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Writing 101, Day 6: Fallacy

Assignment: Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.

Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.

Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good(creative)sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself.

 

Prompt: Fallacy

I’ve never surprised myself yet,

Today must be the day I bet.

When I read the word Fallacy,

Immediately I  thought of logic and philosophy.

 

Poets and philosophers are not the kind,

To enter so readily in my unoccupied mind.

What will I write if I haven’t a clue,

Time is fast approaching when this is due.

 

This is the true story of a stranger,

Who posed as a religious holy man.

My mother was impressed by his behavior,

She immediately became his fan .

 

He wanted  rice and sweets on that  day,

My mother sent the servant  shopping,

While his sermon  started  without delay,

And  my naive  mother was busy  cooking.

 

The food was ready he sat at the table,

Ate as much as he was  able.

He mentioned he needed some cash,

To get something for my mother in a dash.

 

In the meantime he declared in that corner,

There is a whole lot of  treasure for her.

With these words he left our house that day,

Promising to come back yet another May.

 

Did we see him ? Unfortunately not,

My mom deserved what she got.

God gave us brain to use it not lose it,

Can we ever learn from our mistakes ?

I sincerely doubt it!

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Writing 101, Day Six: The Space to write

Where do you write? Do you prefer blogging on your laptop in a coffee shop? Are you productive in a quiet room, door closed, away from civilization?

Assignment:  Today, describe  the space where you write,or if you don’t have a dedicated place, what is your ideal setting? Consider these questions to shape your post.

What are your writing habits?

What equipment or or supplies do you use to write?

What do you need or want in a physical space?

In my bedroom, I have a tiny space; it is sufficient to put my small table with two drawers. My laptop is placed on it. Besides my laptop, there is my telephone to answer calls if there are any. I placed my mouse on my right hand side.

The drawers are for my pens, Occasionally I need them to jot down a few things, also these pens keep my handwriting in check, I do not scribble, I know I won’t be able to decipher them later on when I need to.

I have a  chair to sit on, I borrowed this from the dining room, there are plenty there, but should need arise because there are more than six people; who I’ve invited for supper;I just drag the chair out of my room to the dining room.

I like writing after breakfast, sometimes it’s 8 AM , but today it’s a bit late. In the morning I do better, my concentration is great; I can sit for two or three hours writing without a break.

My companions are my two Siamese Himalayan breed felines, who quietly take their nap on my bed while I’m writing.

I started blogging in October 2012, now I feel lost if there are no assignments for me to do.These are times when I translate some Hindi, Bengali, and Urdu songs. It keeps my brain from getting lazy.

I guess this is all I can think of writing for today’s  assignment.

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