Interview for SUNDAY RALLY DISPTACH (Sunday, June 19, 2011) by Jamie Dedes of Musing by Moonlight
THE LOVELY DAKSHI (The Wonderer’s Thoughts) blogs about “life as it is ..” She is the featured poet on today’s Dispatch…
JAMIE: What made you decide to start blogging and when? What have you gotten out of the experience?
DAKSHI :Well, first and foremost, I would like to thank you for interviewing me. It is a great honor I must say.
I’ve been writing since my childhood. As for the blog: I simply loved to write and wanted some place in the cyber space. I started blogging last year, and at first I hadn’t a clue about what to do. As time passed, I wanted to experiment and write more. I wrote about my experiences, experiences of those who live around me, and I could not stop. Everyday I fell in love with writing more and more.
Writing made me realize my potential. Many people are smart, but they cannot pen down their thoughts. So I think being poets, we all are truly gifted. We are able to express ourselves, where many fail to do so.
JAMIE: I love the authenticity of your Random Thoughts. Would you discuss the two you have posted to date?
DAKSHI : When I started writing, thoughts came to me. I had to write it down. Most of what I write is my personal experience. I wrote two, namely My Worldand Faded. Both are simple random thoughts of mine. I’m a soul who always makes sure I appreciate what I have before it’s too late. Some people don’t do this. These two poems are meant to be eye openers for those. I just want to say, “you don’t know what you got, till it’s gone”.
JAME: When did you start writing poetry? Who is your favorite poet of all time?
DAKSHI : I started writing poetry couple of years ago. At first as I said before, I didn’t know where to start, how to start, or how to end. When I become mature, in the field, I guess I realized I’m a natural. I have the ability to pen down my inner thoughts.
My favorite poet of all time is Shakespeare. Call me old fashioned: Every time I read him, I fall in love with his poetry over again. He’s the best. His imagination is unbelievable. I truly am an ardent fan. Apart from him, I like Shelly, Frost, Wordsworth, and Emily Dickinson.
JAMIE: The subtitle for your blog – “Life as it is…” – intrigues. What does it mean to you?
DAKSHI : I present life “as it is”. Many fail to see the truth in life. Many see the superficial layers and lulled by them. They don’t see the truth of life. I try to see life as it is, nothing more, nothing less.
I would take this opportunity to thank you once again and thanks for your wonderful comments and encouragements. I wish all these wonderful poets of my generation, all the very best.
Dakshi , thank you for a most charming interview.
Thank you to Michael Yost for introducing me to Dakshima.
You both rock!
“It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” ~ Loretta Young
Great interview! Congratulations! I particularly relate to “writing made me realize my potential” and what you said about poets being able to express ourselves – so true!