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thinkALONG! 18th April

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Ajaya Mahala


Negative Emotions

A lot has been spoken about positive attitude and decent behaviour. But how does one grapple with his negative emotions?


still pond

I sabotage the moon with a stone

-- Ajaya Mahala


We tend to be broadly idealistic in our behaviour. However, aberrations are inevitable.


knowingly stepping over

her muruja*_

an intolerant friend


*muruja (Odia word for Rangoli; floral designs on floor usually by girls using powders of different colours)

--- Sanghamitra Jena


Even normal humans sometimes exhibit sadistic patterns in their behaviour. I have seen a child deriving pleasure in upturning an insect repeatedly where the hapless tiny creature was struggling to straighten itself.


late for work

occasions I hate blind people

-- Ajaya Mahala


Am I honest in my expression?

You have your own ways of giving vent to your frustration or any kind of negative emotion or avenging a wrong done to you. Share your experience, if they are not absolutely personal.

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I apologize you guys for joining you late. It's quite heartening to me that ou all have enriched the topic with your invaluable contributions.

Thích

Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
22 thg 4, 2023

Negative emotions are part and parcel of our lives... could so connect with second Ku.


wishing good luck

for new role

I hope he fails


Look forward to feedback

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Phản hồi lại

Shall we replace 'hope' with wish?

A second time mention of 'wish' makes the word knowingly repetitive to suggest that negative side runs parallel depicting our envy if not ill-will. It is human psychology. We take sides in a war, knowing that it means blood-shed and that humanity ultimately suffers.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
19 thg 4, 2023

Liked your first poem.

#1

.

undulating sky . . .

the boy pelts stones at the dogs

for no reason

.


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Phản hồi lại

I would like rewriting L1 to bring it closer to the phrase.


Non-violence Day

the boy pelts stones at dogs

for no reason

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
19 thg 4, 2023

Revised:


her face glowing like the rising sun ... i face her to block this radiance with my shadow


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Original

her face becoming one with the rising sun ...

i face her to block this radiance with my shadow


I know it still needs work.

but is the thought at least clear?

??

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Phản hồi lại

Lakshmi has done the verbal surgery I intended to do. The wordiness has been reduced and made the tanka petite!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
19 thg 4, 2023

Excellent prompt, Ajaya.

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Phản hồi lại

Thank you, Kala. Learning is an ongoing process and I am happy that the topic shall remain in the archives for years of learners to come and reflect upon. I find Richa Sharma's contribution quite useful as it takes our learning to the corridors of behavioural science.

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