12.10.2015

Poetry: December Edition

As December's cold breezes dance around me and make me feel like a sophisticated character from a vintage novel, I'm typing some poems I finished a little while ago, finally ready to be posted for the whole world to read. Wheeez!
Poetry December Edition by Noor Unnahar Noors Place blog

Last time I posted poetry, I asked my readers to give me a piece of inspiration - from anything that inspires them. Nahye shared this small paragraph from The Fault In Our Stars:

“He shook his head, just looking at me.
"What?" I asked.
"Nothing," he said.
"Why are you looking at me like that?"
Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.” 

I loved this book so much (you can read what I learned from it). So I went ahead and contemplated a piece of poetry out of it. It was a really inspiring quote. Not simply because it was written by John Green (you know, he's my generation's philosopher), this quote somehow sparked a sense of liveliness in me. Like, some lines would simply inspire you enough to draw curtains off the windows & make you stare at the sunshine, just because you can.
The Real Life Poem by Noor Unnahar

"Life is too short,
To let the sunshine go,
To not enjoy the reflections, 
In the streaming water's flow
I hope for myself & those around me
To make the most out of our lives while we can
For if it's gone, it's gone forever
And there will be nothing left to bargain."

"I am taping my dreams in old cassettes,
for it seems like a good idea to stay true,
I hope one day you'd come around,
Then I'd play them to you."

This poem brought a wave of nostalgia. I was flipping through the pages of my old diary and I found a bunch of old writings, short poems and self-made quotes that may or may not be a bit cheesy. I wondered what I was thinking while writing them. Hah. But I am more than sure they'll be a history and whenever I'd flip through them again, they'll feel like good old memories. This idea inspired the poem Dreams in Cassettes. This name is so 1997 and I love it.

What have you been up to this week?
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17 comments :

  1. Oh how lovely, especially Dreams in Cassettes, that made me feel super nostalgic, I remember taping my favourite songs off the radio and making mix tapes, hehe :) The Real Life is wonderful, too, I love the message of enjoying life and not taking the short time we have for granted. You are a brilliant poet, Nour :) x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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  2. The poem is wonderful. And it's so true that life is too short to miss out on the simple pleasures.

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  3. I used to be so into poetry, it was refreshing to see a post like this x

    Wishing you happy holidays x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  4. OMG I love you!! You did it YES! It's a beautiful poem :)

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  5. writing is do important to me. I love your poems but mostly that you have shared them with us since I know how hard it is to share things we create and write with others. Keep writing you are so talented :)

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com/

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  6. I hate writing poetry, but I love reading it! This post is so lovely and I definitely enjoyed it :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  7. omg I absolutely love these two poems, they really are beautiful. I really love reading and writing poetry and love finding bloggers who do to!

    Noire Beau

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  8. Beautiful beautiful. You have such talent.

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  9. WOW! I am inspired this is so amazing! Carry on writing !!

    http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/

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  10. Thank you for sharing your poems! Dreams in Cassettes is such a cute one. There's something so dreamy about it - and not just because it mentions dreams, haha.

    becky ♡ star violet

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  11. So lovely, as usual. I love your writing!

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  12. I admire those who can write poetry as not everyone can have that ability. Great poems you have here Noor! :) Looking forward for more.

    ♡ Louise | www.louisechelleblog.com

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  13. So beautiful, Noor! I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars. i'll have to put it on the list!

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  14. These are beautiful! keep writing! xx..

    Amy - thenoiseinwonderland.blogspot.com

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