A collection of uplifting, melancholic poems from renowned poets such as Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu to Maya Angelou, and Tupac Shakur. We also feature original work from the talented Suraj Vyas and Kunal Iyengar (who incidentally is the voice for all the poems in this collection.) Sit back, plug in, and lose yourself to some self-reflection. Take a moment to centre yourself and channel positivity.
Mind Is Without Fear - Rabindranath Tagore - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:28 ]
Mind Is Without Fear - Rabindranath Tagore
Written in 1913 by Nobel laureate Rabindranath before India gained Independence. This poem is Tagore’s vision of a new India.
Power of a Smile - Tupac Shakur - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:15 ]
Power of a Smile - Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur was a gifted poet and rapper. The message of this poem is that we all underestimate the power of smiling. We should share it more often and see how contagious it can be.
A Dream Within A Dream - Edgar Allan Poe - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:40 ]
A Dream Within A Dream - Edgar Allan Poe
This poem by Edgar Allan Poe was originally published in March 1849. The poem questions whether life is just an illusion as the author sees important things simply slip away.
Life - Sarojini Naidu - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:34 ]
Life - Sarojini Naidu
Considered the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu was a celebrated poet, playwright and activist for India’s independence. It is said that her poetry was so beautiful that it could be sung. This poem is advice to children about their upcoming life - it is not always smooth sailing. You have take the hardship in stride.
My Personal Quest - Pat A. Fleming - Kunal Iyengar [ 03:01 ]
My Personal Quest - Pat A. Fleming
Pat Fleming’s poem is about a search for peace, a search for ourselves and where the answers lie.
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou - Kunal Iyengar [ 02:32 ]
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is a celebrated American poet, storyteller and activist. Her poem “Still I Rise” reflects a constant theme in her works on ‘liberation and survival’. It is an empowering poem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice. No matter the circumstances, there must always be hope to cling to.
Words – Sylvia Plath - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:24 ]
Words – Sylvia Plath
This was one of Sylvia Plath’s last poems before her tragic death in February 1963. It’s her reflection on poetry itself. Her emotional journey, from creative power to despair and death.
You Will Never See Me Fall - Joyce Alcantara - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:11 ]
You Will Never See Me Fall - Joyce Alcantara
This is a poem about never giving up. Listen, reflect, channel your vision for a stronger self.
The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew - Ronald Doe - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:56 ]
The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew - Ronald Doe
An inspirational poem written by Ronald Doe as an ode to his disabled sister who despite being dependent on her family for most of her life, she remained strong and lived with dignity.
Starry Passerbys - Kunal Iyengar - Kunal Iyengar [ 01:52 ]
Starry Passerbys - Kunal Iyengar
The writer takes inspiration from a meteor shower. He uses it as an analogy for when people come into your life. You collide, producing energy and enchanting colours. Just as a meteor disintegrates, similarly people as well fade away from your life.
King to My Queen - Kunal Iyengar - Kunal Iyengar [ 02:32 ]
King to My Queen - Kunal Iyengar
This poem speaks to how we seek for a partner to be with us till the last day of our lives. The writer believes one should be strong enough to live one’s life alone. If one can be a king without having a queen or a queen without a king, only then are they powerful.
Chase - Suraj Vyas - Kunal Iyengar [ 02:40 ]
Chase - Suraj Vyas
From Saina Nehwal to Sharmaji ka ladka, our lives are measured against those of a prodigy from the moment we’re born. How do we cope with this chase and where does it really lead us? Let’s find out.
All About Time - Suraj Vyas - Kunal Iyengar [ 03:03 ]
All About Time - Suraj Vyas
Free-spirited Destiny is madly in love with Time, but he keeps ticking away. So, she resigns herself to Fate, who in turn selflessly loves her. Discover this three-way romance as we unravel the mysterious nature of Time in this poem.
Wallflowers - Suraj Vyas - Kunal Iyengar [ 02:35 ]
Wallflowers - Suraj Vyas
This is an ode to the introverts amongst us. They may be shy and quiet, but they are aware of the world around them and the people that inhabit it. Give them a chance to express themselves and you shall be treated to a depth and breadth of knowledge you never thought they possessed.