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Faren Rajkumar
Finding meaning even where there isn't.
Graduate Creative Writing and Poetry student, music teacher, writer and photographer - Windswept swirls of ink and giddy phrases spill from me - Thank you for reading! My name is Faren, and I live in South Florida. I'm a real life poet, and I dabble in tons of art forms and genres of writing, obsess over literature and nothing makes me happier than the end of a perfectly crafted sentence. Whatever I'm doing, I'd rather be reading or writing. I'm also a long time violinist and huge foodie - I dream of moving to a big city where writing, music, art and good food can comprise my life everyday. I adore anything reminiscent of a time past; sometimes I feel like an old soul just waking up in the wrong body. I also have an affinity for all things Eastern: food, languages, culture, philosophy, religion... I'm an Indian gal who loves America, but never forgets where she is from. I'm here to share all of these things, the things I create, the things I love and the things that inspire me, with you.
Interests: Poetry, literature, music, food, memories
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what have humans ever done to deserve flowers from the day of birth we crave affection adoration in a form without condition, without demand love that gives and gives to our hungry, gaping souls i suppose the earth thought that was enough Photos are from the famous ranunculus fields and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Wanderling
i cried my tears to water the earth loosened from my hair the dust and dirt of roads once traveled forever ago forgotten like the words of a song every child used to know Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Wanderling
i said to my lover i crave to hear the sounds of a current have you ever heard anything like that the wind at war with the water but hidden under the surface like depravity and secrets and all the wildest desires so shut your mouth and rock me like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Wanderling
someday i’ll float at the center of the universe again with a drum for a heart and the moon for a mouth half of me no longer separate the borders of bodies erased and scattered like dust Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Wanderling
mascara drip stains on the pages of friday's story or maybe thursday's the one where i couldn't summon a happy ending or middle they're somewhere under the pizza box drumming my fingers on the alarm clock with no batteries while the cat watches with narrowed eyes and some leftover candy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Wanderling
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the fertile crescent rests between my legs and in my third eye, infinity and beyond where the wild blue face of a schizophrenic god curses and spits fire in the sixth grade, the history teacher tried to tell me his name and I laughed because he’s a she and she’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Wanderling
was like flying a kite a throbbing, quivering, pulsating heart existing above me within me without me my sanity on a string more at home with the clouds than the hot ground where laughter melts into the sand who would want to spend a summer any other way Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Wanderling
sirens of calamity come for us all left in the downtown that never ends dance me to the end of sanity until I gasp for air and your neon beer sign heart flickers Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Wanderling
for all the history tucked away in books i've never read a word about the day romance was born i know you and i were there watching and a flock of birds passed pulsating in formation like a million tiny fragments of a single shattered heart a swarm agitated and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Wanderling
Spiritual Workout (App) While today nearly everyone appreciates the need for daily exercise to stay fit and healthy, many don't realize the need to maintain a balanced spiritual life through daily practices. The Spiritual Workout is designed primarily for Hindus who would like to maintain a daily spiritual practice, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at My Veda:
I could hear my heart break When I learned that clouds are made of water droplets And not the delicate threads of my imagination Like my body, so heavy Also forged from water Instead of the dust and deliberations of a dream Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Wanderling
Sing hallelujah You are a man of god In possession of faith Unlike an atheist A creature of no faith Religion-less Denying words that condemn flesh And command a fall before a climb What are words? Portentous things My song is in the sky, in the open air I sleep... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Wanderling
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Tonight, we'll be under the last "black moon" until July 2019. The opposite of a blue moon, and aptly named, a black moon is what we call the second new moon of the month. No light in the sky but the stars and the occasional passing satellite. I couldn't help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Wanderling
There was heat at your lips And on your furrowed brow The room was dark and silent But for the roaring of the sky I thought wolves or coyotes Then remembered wild things don't live around here A half empty bed welcomes the beasts Who curl up beside me and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Wanderling
forest fires are sometimes an artificial controlled burn a scheduled and slow forty-eight hours of heat and smoke "it's good for the soil" seem bad for the trees, to me once i watched one of those fires by the side of the interstate the birds were screaming from afar and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Wanderling
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Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan will serve as Georgetown’s first full-time director for Hindu life starting this fall, making him the first Hindu priest chaplain in the United States, according to a campuswide email sent by Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., today. Sharan is also Georgetown’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at My Veda:
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WASHINGTON D.C., August 23, 2016 (Washington Post): It took petitions from everyone from schoolchildren to members of Congress, and 12 years of waiting. Soon, a long-hoped-for goal will be a stickum-backed reality of less than a square inch: a new postage stamp recognizing the holiday of Diwali. The stamp, announced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at My Veda:
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Your first love is me (I hear waves crash when you laugh) My first love, the sea Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Wanderling
a curved piece of watermelon rind sugar sweet pinkness gnawed all the way down to the bottom stray popsicle sticks and melting ice cubes in one last glass of lemonade the end of summer on my mind Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Wanderling
It's been a while since I dove deep into a creative pool. But starting my official, formal education in poetry has awakened me again. As I compiled a list of literary magazines and publications that I'd like to see my name in before the next summer, I stumbled across this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Wanderling
KAPAA, HAWAII, August 5, 2016 (HPI): Back in 1992 Hinduism Today developed a list of 12 Megatrends (and 8 Minitrends) focusing on the continuing evolution of Sanatana Dharma. This list is dated, and so we are preparing an upgrade, and seeking creative and savvy input that will make the 2017... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at My Veda:
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In Sanskrit, Guru means ‘teacher’, one who dispels the ‘darkness of Ignorance’ and brings wisdom. Therefore, to mark the importance of Gurus, Guru Purnima is celebrated in India every year. Needless to say, for thousands of years, the festival of Guru Purnima has held a great significance for Hindus in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at My Veda:
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The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) recently organized an event in San Francisco to spread awareness about Hinduism and building relations with various communities in the US. The event, organized on July 16 at the Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, witnessed speeches, touching on a variety of subjects in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at My Veda:
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WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives, has asked a Californian educational board to give Hinduism its due place in school text books and not to describe it inaccurately as 'religions of ancient India'. California State Board of Education is in final stages... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at My Veda: