The Feeling of Published

Photo by Manish Doshi

I loved standing at the center of this labyrinth, as if a journey inward & then looking outward. If you could get a wider view, right behind me you would see the Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Bay. This photo was an unplanned surprise. While a couple of other visitors and I enjoyed walking the labyrinth, my husband decided to hike up a nearby hill and take some pictures.

Little did I know that this picture would become the cover photo of my first article published in a magazine. Getting an email from the editor saying that my article was live on the India Currents magazine site was as novel an experience as beginning to publish on WordPress exactly 5 years ago. Yes that’s right it is 5 year anniversary of my blog today!

I soaked up the feeling of being published, it was like crossing a threshold for me. I was writing after a long time, also something that was more than poetry and inspiration. I was writing the personal story of how I happened to develop this relation with poetry and inspiration. I was opening up a lot more, with surprising ease, to a wider world than before. I hope this is a beginning towards more open authentic writing that would serve its purpose, God/Universe willing.

It does feel like a sliver of courage to bring this article for more people to read. I would be honored to have your time on it and perhaps get to know if you have any thoughts for me.

Here’s my article:

Poetry was never something I imagined to become this significant to me, it was not even a sliver of a dream of an unimagined future …read more @ A Poet Born Through Healing

82 thoughts on “The Feeling of Published

  1. Well done I just read your article. Big hug to you really big hug. I had a tear in my eye.

    You have come so far and learned so much from the obstacles of life.

    Hugs.

    I must admit, I have missed your presence here. So happy to have you back.

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  2. Congratulations to you Pragalbha. Wishing you lots more poetry through the years to come. A very honest article written from the heart and it touched just there. I feel so much the same about Poetry that it might just go away like it came.

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    • Thank you very much Moushmi. It took a long while to reach that kind of openness with some ease possible. You are very kind to me. What you see in me is present in you – wish you lots of ease and joy in your own discovery and courage.

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    • Thank you very much Moushmi. It took a long while to reach that kind of openness with some ease possible. You are very kind to me. What you see in me is present in you – wish you lots of ease and joy in your own discovery and courage.

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  3. Hi Pragal,

    This post so resonated with me. That is because too happen to be in that same space viz. that feeling of being published.

    My first book of fiction .’The Chronicler of the Hooghly’ is currently under publication and I too am into that pre-delivery pangs.

    Stay blessed.

    Shakti Ghosal

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  4. Oh wow… Pragalbha,,, I just came back from reading your article… It touched me more than you know… Love the your words on your graphic you have chosen over there.. Your journey far from an easy one..But each choice leading you to your awakened self… Each step bringing your the confidence to stand proud, in the middle of your circle… To twirl, and be free, having dived deeper into your self to pull up your inner strength, your charm, your beauty….
    Dear friend… Congratulations on your wonderful publication… I am so pleased for you..
    Love and Blessings πŸ™‚

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  5. Hearty Congratulations Pragalbha. Your poem touches the heart and it would take many reads for me to truly absorb the essence of your deep, profound and heartfelt words. You’ve been courageous to endure so much and am happy you are connecting within and moving towards the higher goal of life. Best wishes to you, always !

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