Poet Profile: An Interview with Megha Sood

So excited to be featured in the Poet profile interview series of Vita Brevis literature.Do read the interview to know a tad bit more about me.

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Megha Sood

A Brief Bio:  Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her works have been featured in GoDogGoCafe, Whisper and the Roar, Duane Poetree, Visual Verse, Vita Brevis, Poets Corner, Modern poetry, Spillwords Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine and in many other publications. She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. You can find her blog here.


What is the purpose of poetry?

Poetry molds your perception about life and its beauty in general. To me, my words are not only self-healing but conduits for people who have lost their voice and need a medium through which they can express themselves.

Tell me about your early experience writing poetry

I started writing almost two years ago, but it was mostly in bits and pieces or whenever I could get the time to scribble a few lines…

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Lonely moon

First Published in Literary Yard, August 2018 Time bends on the blade of a grass proving its existence and slowly the innocent raindrops follow the path and makes an impression in the heart of the earth slippery and slimy with the monsoon loneliness carries its weight around my little garden while the black nightingale cries and and the … Continue reading Lonely moon

I hate you

Megha's World

“Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”
—Sylvia Plath

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I hate you for replacing my
loneliness with your balmy presence
With my soliloquy
with your sweet symphonies
With my moments of monotonous emotions
with a rainbow laced with
Love
Desire
Passion
And everything in between

My eternal silences
With your giggles and laughter
filling and seeping in the gaps in between
where you have secretly lightened the
deep dark corners of my heart
with your moonlight presence

Playing hide and seek
With your smile
as bright as crackling fireworks
With your aura
your illuminating presence
consuming my darkness from within

I hate you for taking away the
sorrow which was mine
my mind seeded
with my forlorn thoughts
And filled it with love
which is yours
Oh! I hate you
for loving me so deeply.

–Megha

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For You, Rowena (release date 31 August)

Be ready for this.

Indie Blu(e) Publishing

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What lines would you cross for the one you love?

Rowena is a Helen of Today, dangerously coveted; she’s a paradoxical woman searching for self-certitude through pleasures of the flesh. Only one amongst her myriad of lovers can save Rowena from herself.

This is a story of human connection and its devastating power.


In three days, I release my third book, a novella titled, For You, Rowena. I’m honored to announce that Allane Sinclair has yet again created a cover that encompasses a universe I’ve imagined and put to paper. I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Allane. As always, I hope my words serve justice to the emotions that scream from her artwork. Allane Sinclair is the real deal, folks. She pours every bit of her soul into her work, and it shows.

For You, Rowena, at its core, is about self-preservation, true love, and the roads…

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Metamorphosis

Megha's World

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I call this the necessary
transformation
the inevitable change
the unavoidable incident
when I lay my heart bare
and you ripped it to shreds
I gathered the pieces
weaved a chrysalis out of it
and stayed inside
till I came out as a butterfly
from the battered
caterpillar
you left me to be
–Megha
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
This post is in response to the daily prompt Courage

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Impression

First Published in Vita Brevis Literature, July 2018 Your memories leave an impression on my soul like the careless fingers leave on the warm wax when held gently that indelible print like the scars the alabaster moon has on a dimly moonlit night Like the endless trails of a worm wriggling and dancing crawling leaving … Continue reading Impression

Quest – A reflection in woods

In that thickness  of the deep mesh of woods where the heart feels the light is denied  and it falls prey  to the devouring reality   Those twisted twigs  and tangled thoughts And people living with broken truth my doppelgänger tries to find its true identity   Those little saplings  of dreams and wishes cursed … Continue reading Quest – A reflection in woods

And here I am…My Blog First Anniversary

My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. – John Lennon   I'm feeling so excited and elated to finally reach the … Continue reading And here I am…My Blog First Anniversary

Pay It Forward Thursday- August 23, 2018

Go Dog Go Café

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The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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Drum Roll…Megha!

Monday gets sweeter when its laced with love from my baristas at GoDogGO Cafe.

Go Dog Go Café

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Good Morning Everyone-
Once again, Megha is in the spotlight with several of her works being published on different venues.
Please take a moment to congratulate Megha on her amazing success.
Excellent Megha!
Cheers- Linda

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Feeble attempt

First published in Visual Verse Vol 5 Chapter 10 Your mind, a congruence of aberrant thoughts a serendipitous convergence, you try so fervently to carve your own niche your own identity in this cesspool of clones floating for eons from here to nothing Your face, a stark reflection of the blatant reality where everyone is … Continue reading Feeble attempt

Savior-An ode to poetry

Megha's World

On the last day of the National Poetry Month, I would like to post an ode to poetry, which is my savior.Hope you all enjoyed taking part in NaPoWriMo as much as I did.

Do leave your thoughts in the comment section and share how poetry has been your savior.

Happy blogging!
Megha Sood

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” 

― Novalis
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My poetry keeps me sane.
It demarcates the boundary
between the pleasure and the pain
It saves my soul
savors and protects it
prevents from the debilitating pain
devour it as a whole
My pain morphing
and convulsing
and taking shapes
as it welt and blisters
leaves it everlasting
impressions on my
naked yellow skin
marking its territory
and slowly making its own,

My poetry keeps me sane
It demarcates the boundary and
between the pleasure and the pain
between the ebb and the flow of the
bizarre and the surreal world
my…

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Pay It Forward Thursday- August 16, 2018

Go Dog Go Café

Pay It Forward 7-4-2018

The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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Three poems published in Literary Yard- “Absence”,”Lonely Moon” and “Aberration”

I'm really happy and excited to know that three of the poems have found their home in the Literary Yard. Literary Yard is an e-journal that aims at widening literary horizons by identifying and featuring the best literary works awaiting publication. Please visit my three poems here and leave your precious feedback. Happy Blogging! Megha Sood  

How to be a woman? — Megha Sood

Come read my latest piece on Whisper and the Roar.

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There are rules to be followed

guidelines to be remembered

to be followed to the tee

before I can call my self a woman

a lady like appearance

and that ever-present grin on my face

smiling from ear to ear

just to please you and ease you into the life

as you please

I should bow down in obedience

should never raise my voice

walk with the stoop of  discipline

and  eat with your hand

with the freedom

you have handed me on the plate

Like I was the chosen one, you see

Oh! that skirt is a little shorter than we expected

see it clearly fails to keep those lurking demon inside their skin

Now, you have shown them

too much flesh

now they will come out

and rip you into shreds

will devour your soul from within

“I told you” they will say

keep your voice down

the patriarchy can’t handle you pitch

they are tone-deaf…

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