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Sanober Khan

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in Mumbai, India

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October 2012

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. ...more

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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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Tree Poem

This is my tree poem
where I imagine
I am a tree
Oh, wouldn’t that be something?

a tall shady Oak I might be
or a Cherry blossom
giving a glimpse of beauty
to someone who might need it

a Cashew tree would be nice
or perhaps a fruiting Dogwood?

I’d have hundreds of daily visitors
birds, bees, butterflies, squirrels
some birds, smaller than bees

Oh how I’d enjoy
having a rose-cheeked Parakeet
brush against my le Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 16, 2016 11:25 Tags: beauty, cherry-blossom, nature-lovers, nature-poems, poems, poetry, poetry-lovers, tree

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“your hand
touching mine.
this is how
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“in a world
full of
temporary things

you are
a perpetual
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“the saddest thing is to be
a minute to someone,
when you've made them your eternity.”
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Nothing But Readi...: Planning vs Achieving - A Reading Challenge 208 1055 Dec 19, 2020 07:53AM  
“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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Tirtho Banerjee I loved Turquoise Silence for its intricate imagery and mesmerising metaphors. Some poems were so good that I read them again and again...Thanks are a wizard of words

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