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Sanober Khan

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Mumbai, India

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Sanober Khan is a Mumbai-based poet and freelance writer. Her work has been published in various journals, including the Taj Mahal Review and the First Literary Review-East. In 2012, her first book "A touch, a tear, a tempest' was shortlisted for the Muse India National Literary Awards. She enjoys reading poetry from around the globe as much as she enjoys writing them.

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Hi Jazzmine, Thank you for your question!

I usually read a lot of poetry to keep the inspiration coming. Either poetry, a novel, or watch a meaningful…more

Hi Jazzmine, Thank you for your question!

I usually read a lot of poetry to keep the inspiration coming. Either poetry, a novel, or watch a meaningful movie. But when nothing works, I just leave it there. I need to have a line or a thought that resonates deeply with me, else I cannot write. And when I have that one line, I build my poem around it, fleshing it out with all the possible images and emotions I can.

When you read a poem, you may have often come across a particular line that gives you chills. In my experience, that is always the first thing that inspired the poet.

I've gone months and months without writing a single poem, and once ended up writing 30 poems in 30 days. That's how it is with me. It's either all or nothing. I've never really thought about my writing process, so thank you for making me do that!

Oh, talking of rituals, I do have one..since I am a nocturnal writer. I spend some time alone every night in my balcony gazing at the sky. And if I'm lucky, an owl comes by and gives me company :).

Be well, my friend. (less)
Sanober Khan Yes ofcourse! I would be delighted. I love coming across blogs that share my poems and quotes. :)
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Hello all,

I am so excited to tell you guys about my new book, "A Thousand Flamingos". The poems in this collection are very dear to my heart, especially because I have suffered a very long bout of Writer's Block.

I hope I can touch your heart again with my poems, and I hope you take away something special each time you read them.

You have read some snippets here and there, some of the quotes on... Read more of this blog post »
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“Watch, how the sun
slowly rises
from behind my ear

new lines, new countries
spring up in my palms

my rough hair
become swaying silk

and all the leaves
in my body
become lusher than fruits.”
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“A rain like melting pillows…
a rain so beautiful

I could never
have let go of

if not certain
that would find its way
into my poem.”
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“there are some poems
that we leave behind
some that leave us behind

while some just live
in the heart

crumble, sometimes

and are reborn
when you smile again.”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

“Once in a while i am struck
all over again... by just how blue
the sky appears .. on wind-played
autumn mornings, blue enough

to bruise a heart.”
Sanober Khan

“tell me
of something fiercer
than the love with which
i gaze upon you

of something softer
than the tenderness
with which i hold you.”
Sanober Khan

“Whatever you get out of poetry - take it. take it. take it.
Words are better off felt than understood.”
Sanober Khan

“depth and substance.
the two most exquisite qualities.
be it in a poem
or a person.”
Sanober Khan

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