The lovely, wise Aa’eedah over at Cerues flores nominated me for a Mystery blogger award. I’m deeply honored by this recognition. Thank you, Aa’eedah.
I think Aa’eedah is a true genius, and one of the finest and kindest beings I’ve ever come across. God has blessed her with a very high IQ, but that’s not the only characteristic which makes someone great, right? In my opinion, her par excellence to understand this world, the people around and how things work is far much better than most of us. And don’t think those skills have come easy…I know her for the past 2 years, and it has taken her blood, sweat and tears to get better and better at her game. She’s doing this to achieve her ambitious goal. Hats off to your hard-work and dedication, Aa’eedah! I believe you’ll get there… your dream shall come true and you’ll make all your well wishers proud. Ready for that big leap? Hell yeah!
Now lets talk about her blog. Well, she writes beautiful stuff that covers many aspects of her own life experiences, her journey; a sneak peek into her thought process. What most bloggers, including myself find attractive in her poems is her rare individuality and originality. From Haikus to ballads…her blog has almost every poetry form that comes in between or you’ve ever heard of. Cerues flores has poems about Nature, love, pain, darkness, hope, history, philosophy, passions, life, rumination… you name it. Get ready for those brilliant, inch-perfect, exemplary metaphors.
Impressed? Go visit her blog. You won’t regret it, nobody does.
Okay now let’s head towards the award formalities😁
Mystery Blogger Award is an unofficial award. This award was created by Okoto Enigmas, to show love to his followers and keep bloggers in touch with one another. This award is a good source of motivation and inspiration for the fresh bloggers.
The rules for the Award:
- Put the award logo/image on your post.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of this award.
- Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
- Tell your readers 3 things about you.
- Nominate 10-20 bloggers.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice.
- Share a link to your best post(s).
Okay, so I’m answering your questions first.
1. Who’s your favourite poet/writer? Why?
I can’t decide one favorite poet because so much work by a single poet can be so vastly different. But some of my favorite poems are ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ & ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost, ‘BlueBird’ & ‘Go all the way’ by Bukowski, ‘Sonnet XVII’ by Neruda and ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats. William Wordsworth don’t get jealous dude, you know who’s favorite!
2. What kind of music are you into?
Umm, this is interesting. I listen just about all of it. I listen to 60s-70s psychedelic rock, 80s thrash, 90s grunge/alternative, a little bit of modern rap(Eminem and NF), a little bit of metalcore/deathcore, country, indie, jazz. My music taste spans quite a bit. My favorite band is a tie between Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. I love AC\DC, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith, Queens, and somedays I vibe to these somewhat new bands like Linkin Park, Coldplay and a bunch more. Old bollywood music of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh lifts up my mood. No hate for the modern music. It’s equally good if not better. You can’t compare them!
So Different music for different situations, you know.
3. What does ‘faith’ mean to you?
Faith to me means not just believing but knowing in my heart that God (the supreme one) has a plan for me and I must work towards that every day with everything that I have. In the greatest struggles and darkest hours, I must stand firm because that’s what strong people do. As long as I am breathing though, my faith tells me that don’t give up and I will be able to accomplish it.
4. Suggest ways to make our Earth, and eventually our life, better.
Okay this is a good question. Most people never think about these things. Selfish pricks.
Firstly, to make your life better you need to change your outlook towards life. You should start reading stuff, practice good habits like patience, forgiveness and gratitude. Now you’re doing this for yourself, not because you believe it will change the world, but rather because you want to be a better person. You may even affect the people around you with your change, but don’t go thinking you’ll change them or anyone else. So do little things but with utmost love, that’s enough.
Secondly, one need to be more spatially aware. Seriously. The amount of people who are wrapped up in their own little bubbles seems to be a growing problem, seemingly oblivious to other people trying to get past.
5. Tell us one peculiar law of your country. (Don’t take risks though.)
I had to search this up. The one I found peculiar was that a successful suicide was legal in India up till 2017, but attempting it was not. So once you were out of hospital after having that unsuccessful attempt, you should get ready to cut the Jail’s ribbon! Crazy, right?
Thanks god, they decriminalized it in a latest amendment. Now any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code.
I’ve written more than hundred poems on this blog…so choosing one out of them was really tough. I’m sharing 3 poems that I love the most!
Did you guys forgot that I used to write and share wonderful quotes on this blog? Writing poems was never a preliminary idea when I started this blog in the first place. Guess I’m not doing justice with my blog’s name which has word ‘Aphorism’ in the title…no more quotes and that juicy motivational stuff from a long time. Life is a mess(Urgh!)
Sharing some Quotes from the past (from highly motivated and positive Abhishek) :
Ameet Kothari ( Wise and intelligent. A perfect father, husband, son and teacher. He’s like my role model)
Chandni Asnani( My best buddy here on WordPress. Smart, intelligent, emotional and so caring. A free soul who can write poems on almost anything.)
Diana Tyler( Truly honest, gentle and caring person. She has supported me through thick and thin. Infact she’s one of the first persons to follow my blog… I really respect you Diana. Thanks for always being by my side)
Dwight( Dwight is like a real source of motivation. The way he has fought his inner battles and one with alcohol is really appreciable. Hats off Dwight. You have my respect)
Dr Nimish ( Mind blowing poet who can write equally briliant poems in Hindi as well as English. An obsessive fan of Coldplay. Great taste for music)
Kritika ( Amazing artist and a brilliant poet. Kind hearted and nature lover)
Neha Nandwana ( She started blogging recently, but god she writes so beautifully)
Pramegha ( One of my first friends here on WordPress. Always pushed and motivated me to write better and better)
Riya Rajayyan( A kind hearted, intelligent and wonderful teen artist. She writes amazing poems, draws equally well and can play a guitar. Wow! So talented)
Ramyani Bhattacharya ( Ramyani is amazing. She always give me useful and thoughtful insights on my posts. Far wonderful writer than me)
Sadhak ( Excellent poet who writes in Hindi. I love the depth of his poetries. Kedp going brother, you’re amazing!)
Sid ( Sid is a heavy fat boi, who specialises in jet spray mechanics 😂😂 That’s his twitter bio. On a lighter note he’s a kind hearted, intelligent and beautiful thinker. You have my respect, sid)
Sohanpreet Kaur ( One of the most genuine person I’ve come across on this platform. Spiritual, highly imaginative, caring and pure person.
Sumeet ( My bro Sumeet has evolved his poetry writing skills unprecedentedly. His articles are thoughtful, mind blowing and useful. Keep going brother. )
Shantanu Baruah ( Most consistent blogger I’ve ever seen. He never fails to post his poems every single day. I simply love his poems and his wonderful personality. Thank you Shantanu)
- What kind of music and movies are you into?
- Do you want to be immortal? Why and why not?
- Explain your definition of love?
- Do you believe in aliens or after life?
- What’s your life’s purpose?
What do you like about my blog? ( Optional)
Thanks for reading, folks! Stay safe and happy
Logging out with one of my favorite songs – Comfortably numb by Pink Floyd