I’m Nobody! Who are you?

EMILY DICKINSON  1830 – 1886

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

22 thoughts on “I’m Nobody! Who are you?

  1. For few minutes i stood dazed after reading this! I haven’t come across for a while now something like this…it was beautiful!! And kind of relatable…that nobody thing! That sifar! This was a unique style of writing, havent seen before..and this is the first time i read emily dickinson!! And enamoured already by her…the two nobodies and the way with somebody! Comparing famous people with frogs!! It shows how she preferred anonymity (i see myself here somewhere!) and how always wanted to keep her friends anonymous to shield them from public which will snatch them away and how she compares somebody with frog (aptly!) and how like a frog they always have to stay in limelight! Amazing 👏
    Immediately after this i read more about her…found out she was a recluse who didnt publish her work at all (like 10 poems only out of 2000 she wrote!!).. and she became famous only after her death when her sister found her cache of poems and published them! And this was her most famous poem!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! You made my day today!! Keep sharing such mindblowing works! How did you come across this? Just wondering…

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      1. Yes I absolutely loved it!! So happy you shared something like this!! You know it has been floating around in my mind ever since I have read it.
        Oh yeah literature student!! It’s so fulfilling just to hear it! I wanted to pursue english literature but couldn’t ☹️ so im glad you could! And you get to study such beautiful poems!!! Bliss!!!!
        Do share more such!!! Please!!!!! 🙏🙏

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      2. I remember seeing it in one of your posts hence thought so! Your dream of becoming an author one day..😊 and many people have asked me about how to publish a book so i hurriedly tried to tie the two ends of this logic and arrived at wrong conclusion!! 🙈🙈🙈

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      3. Yes, I do dream of becoming a published author, but right now I am too scared of that dream to make it happen.
        But now that I know you know about publishing, I think I have someone whom I can bug when needed..

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      4. Why scared of your dream?? Go for it! Dont wait….Your writings touch the heart and soul…so don’t underestimate yourself….
        Haha yes you can bug me anytime about anything 😃 would love to help

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      5. Thanks Sifar.
        As of now I have excuses ready to not do this, I need some more time, plus a very good inspiration, which I am pretty sure of that wouldn’t go away in vain. If I write something, I want to reach out to people, I really do and I knwo just how difficult it is,

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      6. All you need is an inspiration and when words start to flow out automatically from heart that’s when you know you are into something meaningful!! And then you wont stop…waking…walking…working…travelling…everywhere you will be having the thoughts about story and how to move it forward!! That’s what happened with me. So i guess just wait for it…and once you get that inspiration then dont stop!! And yes reaching out is so important and difficult at the same time…since you have a good blog following, you have a little advantage which you can leverage…im pretty sure the day you decide to go for it, you will do awesome!!!
        PS: you already write so well and im giving you tips!! Now im feeling so small and awkward!! 🙈 Sorry if i sounded preachy!

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      7. You like my writing only because our thoughts match at some level, otherwise there is nothing unique in my writing. SO. I guess not so preachy after all.
        The irony lies in, I have inspiration, I have a few things in my mind, but as you know I am already juggling, so that needs to wait. Plus I am paranoid, and unsure about my ideas, so…

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      8. Agree we like someone’s writing if thoughts match but credit also goes to the author to write it in such a way that people could relate to it and find it easy to do so..you know like keeping it engaging! Well by unique it means it cant be done by anyone else…and certainly i want to express myself in my writings like the way you do and to be honest I can’t … even if i try to…thus your writing is unique to me! Do take some credit for it 🙂 i love the energy, the flow and most of all the pure raw emotions coming straight from the heart in them!
        Yeah you are quite busy i know…but it’s time will come too once you are sure about it…maybe automatically one day you will start on it when your heart strongly feels about it and then you will prioritise it appropriately!
        Paranoid? Well that’s not a big deal…even amitabh bacchan is paranoid and before release of his every film he always used to feel that it will certainly flop but we know the history! So dont be!! 😃

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      9. No im not exaggerating!! Please!!! What i say is what i actually feel! And not made up or exaggeration. ☹️ it’s other thing you are being too humble to accept.😊
        Yes amitabh bacchan! It’s a well-known fact about him.

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