Let your emotions rule your words – Rubaia Khatun
Interview with Rubaia Khatun
Contributing Poet of Jeremiad Of Hearts
A short and sweet introduction of yourself.
Hello guys. I’m Rubaia Khatun. A literature student, currently pursuing master’s in English. If reading books is my life then writing is my oxygen. Music is my stressbuster and learning new languages is my passion. A bit anti-social but I like it that way.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing last year. I used to write a little bit whenever I felt to, but last year i thought why not give my imagination wings to soar high and hence now I am here.
Do you remember what you wrote first?
Time is running running running Wait!! I’m tired. Please Wait… Don’t you ever get tired?? Enjoy the waiting for a bit. It will let you live.
How did you get interested in writing?
Songs actually interested me to write and when emotions reached the brim they were craving to come out and I took them out in my writings. So from there the journey started.
Who or what has been inspiration?
Nature.. I just love it, specially night. It helps me in imagining and paint anything with my words. And also not to forget my first love, the books.
Who are your favorite authors/poets? Why?
My favourite poet is T.S. Eliot. I love his writing and he also inspires me a lot to write. His poetries show me how to transmute emotions into writing.
How do you feel when you write?
Happy, lively. I feel like I am a free bird soaring high after breaking the chains and I feel so close to the Nature while I write. It’s really an inexplicable feeling.
What are your other hobbies?
Listening music, sometimes simple tunes. Reading lots and lots of books and sometimes watching movies.
How did you feel when you got your selection mail?
I was like ‘Is it real??’ I felt like I am the most happiest person in this world.
What do you think about poetry?
Poetry makes us come face to face with the stranger who is inside us hiding some where. Makes us realize who we actually are and helps us perceive the world in a different way.
Do you think rhymes are important for poems? Why so?
No. Not at all. It feels good to listen rhyming poems but sometimes in order to rhyme I feel I can’t fully pen out my emotions. I feel like it is obstructing my imagination and emotions.
A few words for your readers?
Thank you very much for supporting and reading. Love you all a lot. I hope you guys will like my writing. And again a big THANKS from the core of my heart.
What do you wish to say to budding writers?
Don’t be afraid to write. Just write whatever you feel like to or your emotions want you to. Let your emotions rule your words and don’t think about language or mistakes. You will learn from your own mistakes. So don’t worry and just go with the wind.
Thank you for your valuable time. Hope you had a nice time answering us. All the best for your future endeavors.
Thanks to you too for listening me out. I really had a good time answering this. Thank you.