I am inspired by other's strength, courage, and words. Each month I want to share with you a particular image or words that have either inspired, moved or shaped me as a writer
I have been feeling a very powerful tug from the Punjab region as of late. Probably triggered off by the wonderful poem 'Hill Speak' by Zaffar Kunial. Lahore in particular is calling to me. This is beginning to take me on a journey to explore more traditional Sufi style poetry and learn the rich culture of my ancestors. I am very keen to keep the Patwori dialect of my people alive through my children. Not quite Punjabi not quite Urdu, I love every word and syllable that rolls off my tongue bringing to life an entire region and history of the foothills of the Himalayas. Enjoy 'Hill Speak'.