Arrey Yaar: It is the Letter ‘A’

Participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge ( April 2014)

The Letter ‘A’

Art crosses the contours of all things creative and logical. There was a time, I was dead sure I was going to become an artist because as far as my memories take me to my past in flashback, I remember that little girl seated in a corner with her art book drawing away all that came to her mind. Images buried in the deep recesses of my subconscious mind or maybe, imaginary – they all gave me the joy that any form of art can ever give a person lost in the mundane activities of a sedentary life.

And, I spared no one. Not even that sparsely haired uncle who decided to give us a visit just when I had begun to get bored. So, into my bedroom I ran, brought out my colors and of course my art book and sat down like those artists on the pavement trying hard to sell a painting or a sketch. And before the visitor left he was sure to get a sketch of himself not exactly in a very complimentary manner but then, I was an artist in the mind, not to ignore the fact that I was a little girl trying hard to put her time to good use instead of running around the house or pulling pranks on visitors!

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As time passed my art drifted into the all happening realm of poetry. And I wrote with a vengeance leaving behind those little images from the past only to discover that the images in my poetry reflected a piece of artistry that had not been indifferently discarded behind as I had presumed. In every verse that I read of a well-known poet I could see a little girl or boy seated in the corner trying to create a world of colors, sketches and writing – altogether contributing to the final unsurpassed piece of art.

 

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Arrey Yaar: It is the Letter ‘A’

  1. It’s so true, Shail. Art needs to be expressed, in any and all ways possible.

    I love the imagery presented in this sentence:”In every verse that I read of a well known poet I could see a little girl or boy seated in the corner trying to create a world of colors, sketches and writing – altogether contributing to the final unsurpassed piece of art.”

    Looking forward to exploring your blog. I can see some abso interesting topic-heads in the sidebar.

  2. That’s a lovely write up, Shail. I agree that we all have some form of art buried within us. I also used to do a lot of drawing and painting as a kid. Now I have evolved into a writer after all these years 🙂

  3. Art in all it’s variations. I was a fine arts major, and still draw and paint, but I find as much if not more expression in poetry and prose.
    Perle Champion at Perle’s Ink, freelance words & art

  4. I wish I could have made a living at one of the creative arts. Alas, it was not meant to be.
    I’m visiting from the A to Z challenge. One of the blogs I’m helping do posts for is this one.

    1. Hi IIIsgorrey. So nice of you to drop in. One needn’t have to make a living practicing the creative arts. If one has the interest and pursues, that itself is great…. Happy blogging.

  5. Shail, I am so glad you took a moment to stop by my blog so that I could find my way to your blog. I read your three letters, but being a person who loves visual arts, poetry and writing, your image of the child inside resonated with me.

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