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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay

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What is your poetry?

Poetry communicates what nothing other than poetry can. We all have those unspoken stories, the resounding silence and the brilliance of darkness that defy the structures of prose. Some of us can have poetry to speak for us, like Suheir does. Some of us do not have it and read it to know that someone else has spoken for us.

Leonard Cohen said, 'Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.'

How well is your life burning? How much ash did it gather? What is your poetry?

Dedicated to my TED friend Jim Moonan.

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    May 22 2013: Do you believe that the best poem ever has yet not been written?
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      May 27 2013: Define "best".

      I don't think I have read the poem that, for me, will give me the most pleasure. I certainly have not written my best poem, yet - it's still within me, and I would think your best poem is still within you, Pabby :)
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        May 27 2013: :) Jim, I know that you that only a poet knows the best ! I have never seen you but yet i know one Jim Moonan who is so special in his poetic communication. I seem to have trouble taking your poem out of my head. I hope to reply in awhile.

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