Poojya’s awesome creative writing project!
Creativity for Poojya (DP2) only means one thing: creative writing. It’s what she’s always been doing and what helps her when she needs to deal with strong emotions. To share her love with the rest of the DP students, she runs a creative writing project this month.
By Ingrid Schmoutziguer, communications; poems by DP students
‘This year as a school we focus on creativity and Ms Ayes (leader of Diploma Years), came up with the idea to showcase creativity in DP by providing students with a platform’, says Pooyja. ‘Showing my creativity, means sharing my writing and I thought it would be fun to invite other students to share their writing too.’
Poojya puts a weekly prompt on the whiteboard in the DP Aula and students can respond by handing in or putting up a piece of creative writing they like to share. This week’s prompt was “Sky and Space”.
Poem 1: Galaxies
What hurts me is the right you have to it, more than your oblivion itself. For I have seen galaxies that I hate to keep just to myself Some things deserve more than me, they deserve you and the rest What a shame would it be, if the night sky had no guest Some things deserve more than me, they deserve you and the rest I have seen galaxies that I hate to keep just to myself auravyt
Poojya: ‘Some students write under their own name and some use a writer’s name or their initials. I use a writer’s name, as for me my writing is quite personal.’
‘I write poems or stories in my free time. Poems are an outlet for when I am high on emotions ‘, says Poojya. ‘When I am very angry, I also feel very helpless. When I write a poem about it, I can let my anger and frustration out and I feel better afterwards. When I am happy or excited, I write stories!’
Poem 2: Stargazing
When I'm alone I look to the start On which people can gaze Wherever they are I wonder how many People like me Watch as they shine And create pretty dreams For eons and years They have continued to grow Guiding us on And bringing us hope As I gaze on them nos New ideas do form Fragments of tales And words to be born Stars fuel dreams Hopes, they keep bright They sparkle new ideas And brighten cold nights Every night can be tough When family's afar So, when I am alone I look to the stars Kailuna C.
It’s not something she necessarily wants to pursuit as a career. Poojya: ‘My passions and what I want to do later in life is biochemistry. Creative writing is something that I will keep doing in my free time.’
This attitude towards her writing allows Poojya to be quite free in it. ‘It doesn’t have to be perfect and I am not striving to become better at it. I really write for the moment.’
Poem 3: Stars
Tiny fireflies Scattered in blue plain Some shadowed, some abandoned. Their maps set like tar in the ground Observing souls they yearned to contact. Stars -AM
Prompts to look forward to over the coming weeks:
- Magical realism.
- supernatural things