Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City
Finding solace in writing poetry
Lockdown fueled the creativity in people. Cooped up inside their houses, with some extra time at hand, many resorted to poetry, irrespective of their profession.
Calling herself a closet poet, nutritionist Kavita Devgan says, “During the pandemic, I got back to poetry and ended up writing a lot, as if I was trying to make up for the lost time. The uncertainty of the pandemic changed me and my mind, and I tried to understand the change through my poetry.”
Resonating the feeling, Mridula Ghai, a senior bureaucrat, also delved into poetry. “For me, writing poetry is solace. It helps me rejuvenate and heal as I write down what my inner self is feeling and dealing with,” shares Ghai.
On this newfound love for poetry, psychologist Pulkit Sharma says, “As poetry is associated with positive feelings and allows a person to express constructively and deal with negative emotions, many have taken it up not just like a hobby but also a profession.”