Welcome to Wednesday Meet the Poet where each Wednesday we get to known a little more about the talented authors who contibute to Jingle Poetry. This week we get to meet Saravana Kumar Murugan, a.k.a. Someone Is Special!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m Saravana Kumar Murugan a.k.a Someone is Special and I love to be called so, as my pen name is a sweet dedication to someone special in my life.
‘Writing is my passion, and I am born in this world to express my dreams, I do so as poems and prose. I do prefer poetry as it helps me to rhyme what I love to, and attain peace.’
Apart being a poet by love, I work as a Software Engineer and I live in Bangalore, India. I admire Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of India, Abraham Lincoln, Abdul Kalam – a light to youth India, A.R Rahman – the music storm, and a mad fan of Sachin Tendulkar - the God of Cricket. More than the names listed above, I love my Sweet Mother a lot.
More about me on my Facebook profile...
Please tell us about your blog and what it means to you? How did you come up with the name?
My blog is reflection of my life where I love with my pen, as it is a sweet dedication to “someone special” in my life. The birth of “Few Miles” was because of my close friend as she requested me to start a blog and chose pendownmythought from my list of ten, and I chose Few Miles as the blog name. Why “Few Miles?” It is inspiration from Wodsworth’s “Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abby."
It also implies the journey that took me here, made me learn what life is and reflects my love for poetry too.
Can you remember writing your first poem?
I do, in my school days, I penned my first poem for someone special in my life. That poem was titled Sorry!
Sorry to wake you up in your sleep!
Sorry for hugging you last night that deep!
Sorry to implant my lips on yours!
Sorry for tasting it for some hours!
Sorry to reveal those unheard words!
Sorry for wishing that not to be my dreams!
From that day until today, I love to write poems most of them being romantic ones as the source of wisdom being Romantic King ‘Wordsworth’ and the one who inspired being the sweetest girl in this world.. I write mostly on love, romance and friendship.
Is there a style of writing you prefer?
I do favour haikus a lot, because I can convey so much in 17 syllables. I also love free verse and rhymes because poetry is an art, music just feel it to enjoy the pleasure of it.
Do you write more than just poetry?
Of course, I do write prose of type 55-Fiction, Flash Fiction, Debates and Real Life Stories. I appreciate all my own work, but as per the readers’ choice, some of the most loved works are “Moment of Madness”, “The Untold Story” and “I love her.. But I hate”. I just simply love to explore different varieties of writing and I enjoy them.
I also sketch portraits and create wallpapers for friend’s birthday and for celebrations.
What is the favourite poem you have written so far?
Aww, if you ask a mother, ‘Who is your favourite child?’ she can’t answer and I am in that position after penning more than thousand poems in my dairy and almost hundred in my blog, to choose a favourite from them would be tough, but there are few close to heart as it is reflection of my life.
and of course the “Waters Series”,
When do you write the most?
Well, I prefer to write at night, particularly from 10 PM to 1 AM, the most romantic time in this world. Not only the time I prefer but also the environment, it should be romantic, musical and dim lighted. In such time, place I write even without thinking as the words flows from my mind like the stars in the sky and, I pen it down, may be not in my blog but in my diary.
Do you have a favourite poet or a favorite poem?
Of course, I love the romantic king, “William Wordsworth” and his magical poetry. I have a great collection of his poems as eBooks and my favorite poem also from his pen, “Daffodils”, a work I love to read billion times a day, and his other poems are sources of my wisdom.
Do you enjoy reading books? What are the best books you have ever read?
I enjoy reading books and I prefer the genre ‘romance’ and ‘crime’ fiction a lot. Sidney Sheldon, Leo Tolstoy, Sherlock Holmes, Chetan Bhagat and recently Ismita Tandon Dhankher of ‘Love on of the Rocks’ are my favourite authors. How can one miss the name J K Rowling, I just love her imagination. If you ask me best it is difficult to answer, I would say the books I loved, ‘Eric Segal’s Love Story’, ‘Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace’, ‘Sidney Sheldon’s Tel me you dreams’, ‘Sherlock Holmes - *’ and ‘Chetan Bhagat’s Three Mistakes of my life’
What poets in the blog-sphere do you like to read or visit most?
Well, I have many sweet friends in blog-sphere and I love all their works. I will read their poetry to convey my feel on their wonderful arts. But there are few poets whom I love to read on daily basis, they are “Vinay a.k.a Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason, Ji of Jingle”, and many more..
What are your inspirations? Where do you feel most comfortable to write?
Well my inspiration is ‘Someone Special’ and I dedicate most of my works to this soul. I never know I can write poetry until I penned my first verse, and learnt who I am. The inspiration list grew as my friends inspired, the world around me, it may be my Dog (Mittu), a cloud pattern or any beautiful things that my eyes love to see. I write most comfortable in my living room at night and I prefer the environment to be romantic, musical, dim lighted.
You have been a part of Jingle Poetry Potluck. What are the benefits of participating in it? Are you a member of any other poetry communities?
I was unknown as Someone is Special until Jingle visited me on Friendship Day with three awards that helped me to land on Thursday Poets Rally. From that day, Someone is Special became visible to this blogging world. My first poem reaped me an award, “The Perfect Poet”, and also earned me a respectful official position in Jingle Poetry. I found many new friends and loved reading their wonderful arts. I have to thank Ji a billion times and also Vinay a.k.a Leo, for their constant encouragement and blessings.
Poetry Potluck is absolutely a dream place for a poet; I always love to be a part of this wonderful place and wish to thank all the officials of Jingle Poetry for their wonderful works. What more can I say?... SmileS..
What advice would you give someone who is interested in starting a poetry blog?
“Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.” - Voltaire
Just hear what your heart says because poetry is a music that everyone rhymes in his or her heart for someone special in his or her life.