“Liar,” I was once called.
Swore I upon my poetry —
The manifested words, my very breath,
From the depths of my being —
Swore I that I had uttered
Disbelief and scorn greeted me.
After all, what was poetry
But a figment of imagination?
Vidya Shankar is a poet, writer, blogger, motivational speaker, English language teacher, instructional designer, content developer, and yoga enthusiast. An active member of poetry circles, her work has appeared in national and international literary platforms and anthologies. Awarded 'Star Poet' by Storizen Magazine, she has played a major role in the release of Madras Hues Myriad Views anthology. Her first book of poems The Flautist of Brindaranyam, is a collaborative effort with her photographer husband, Shankar Ramakrishnan. Herself a ‘book’ at the Human Library, Vidya Shankar lives a life of purpose by using the power of words, both written and spoken, to create awareness about environmental and social issues, mental health and the need to break the shackles of an outdated society.