the wisdom of chaos

I feel delighted at winning the contest – ‘Write a piece inspired by Wallace Stevens’ poetry’ hosted by Ellie Onka. With utmost respect, I would like to thank Lucy for choosing my piece, for always inspiring me with her extraordinary comprehension of language and literature.I would also thank all the participants for inspiring me with their amazing work. I must confess that all I have been capable of penning down, all I have learned, to a large extent, hinged on the online community, writers, bloggers, non-writers who kept pushing me, in one way or other, to ameliorate. Those who were capable of plucking you out of any shady and pessimistic mindset. It’s been such a joy to see authors & artist swish and swirl after finishing their work. Just by appreciating, inspiring & cooperating, by choosing to be happy, for ourselves and for others, we can hold heavens in our embrace. Isn’t that wonderful? I am incredibly humbled and grateful for all those slaps and flogs that shaped and bolstered my relationship with me. Hopefully, as they say, my stories will find me. Here’s an excerpt:

The chaos strikes as the forerunner of the unbecoming
The intemperance of ideas promptly congregate
All the phantoms of should be, would be and could be
Gather at the brisk pace and catch the manic bug
Superfluous notions of culture, of piquant well-wishing…

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Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is a mother of two lovely kids and hails from the northeastern town of India Gorakhpur. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures with her kids.

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