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!