Poetry in the city.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi Walla arranged to meet poet Ekta Talwar at The Book Shop in Jorbagh Market. In her early 20s, Ms Talwar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Honours from Delhi University’s Dayal Singh College. She is learning French at the Alliance française de Delhi in Max Mueller Marg. Fond of reading Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand, Ismat Chughtai and Jane Austen, Ms Talwar composes poems on her mobile phone. She shares one with us.
Whenever I talk to you I smile,
You make my life seem worthwhile,
You taught me the meaning of care,
What it is to love and share,
People like you are hard to find,
Somebody who is so naughty and yet so kind,
You make people laugh, when they are sad,
You can make them understand that life after all is not so bad.
I am so lucky to have you,
A person so gentle and so wonderful as the morning dew.
As part of the series Delhi’s Bandaged Moments, The Delhi Walla is searching for poets in the city. If you are one, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poet Ekta Talwar