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i am just i


nothing really says it all
words cannot contain me
sentences may not define me
essays cannot do me justice

i am just i

i am intrepid
i am the idler
i am the mind’s i

for who can say that this body is i
or this life is i
not even this existence am i

take me as i am
flawed, loving, friendly

for i am just that


word count: 77

this post is also my tiny tribute to one of my favourite poets,Β 
e.e.cummings, who did away with the use of capital letters.

you will notice that there are no capitals used anywhere in today’s post πŸ™‚

written for the a to z 2014 challenge

i is for Β i

my theme for the month is :Β introspection in shades of 11

for today’s recommendation, i give you monica deshpandeΒ 
and her sinfully tasty dish ‘ice cream cup cookies’

also linking this to theΒ ultimate blog challengeΒ for april


Categories: A to Z

Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


Shailaja V · April 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Don't stress. Let the novelty touch you. I did my thesis on his works and fell in love with the ideas he espoused. πŸ™‚

Sreeja Praveen · April 10, 2014 at 3:03 am

I was just wondering why there were no capital letters, and that's when I got the answer below the post πŸ™‚ This surely is a novel approach πŸ™‚ Appreciate the I's and the depth you've achieved in creating the poem !!

Rajlakshmi · April 10, 2014 at 3:20 am

I loved your take on i … speacially 'take me as i am' πŸ™‚ beautiful.

Jayanta Tewari · April 10, 2014 at 4:06 am

Nice interpretation of I. Also the formatting look really cool…Like it a lot.

Deepa Iyer · April 10, 2014 at 4:06 am

I is and I am. A subtle yet deep reference to aham brahmasmi. Lovely poem.

Sushree Dash · April 10, 2014 at 4:35 am

this post really …i for impressed me πŸ™‚

Vidya Sury · April 10, 2014 at 4:36 am

and you are enough!

Srilakshmi Indrasenan · April 10, 2014 at 5:13 am

wow!!! You are Incredible, Intelligent, Intuitive <3 and I love you!!!! A lovely post and thanks for the piece of information about Cummins

Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
Smile, it makes (y)our day!

Nisha · April 10, 2014 at 5:52 am

I is for interesting. A very different form of poetry this one.

Dr. Gauri Kekre · April 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

wow!! This poem is going to stay with me for a long time!

PhenoMenon · April 10, 2014 at 6:07 am

I for me is identity.. My own and no one else's πŸ˜€


juzta mom · April 10, 2014 at 6:11 am

Beautiful poem. Take me as I am. So similar to what I said. Great minds think alike? πŸ˜›

Beloo Mehra · April 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

Yes, we should question the use of capital letters for writing our names. One of the American authors I like is bell hooks, also because she writes her name with no capital letter :). Nice tribute you have given to i, all those i's there are in i, and of course to eec πŸ™‚

Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

Swathi Shenoy · April 10, 2014 at 7:20 am

loved it completely πŸ™‚ very well written πŸ™‚ sometimes words really cant to justice to who we really are!

Shilpa Garg · April 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

And that's very impressive and incredible interpretation πŸ™‚ β™₯

Prasanna Rao · April 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

Wow, loved you take on i. Finding that one person who loves us as we are for what we are is tough but definitely possible πŸ™‚

tulika singh · April 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

Loved it loved it. Loved the presentation Shailaja.. Very very creative.

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

It's really amazing, isn't it? One switch in perspective πŸ™‚ Thanks Sreeja!

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

Because that's what all of us want , after all.. to be taken for what we are πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

Thank you Jayanta πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

Ah, you caught that? πŸ˜‰ Thank you for stopping by! Your blog is lovely!

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

All I can say is 'h' for humbled me. Thank you!

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

As you keep re-iterating πŸ™‚ Thank you, Vidya <3

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

Whoa.. too much of praise. I better calm down πŸ˜€ Thanks Sri!

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

Thanks for the compliment Nisha!

Nabanita · April 10, 2014 at 9:35 am

And I am I for Impressed by this πŸ™‚

Latest A2Z Challenge Post-Random Thoughts Naba

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 9:39 am

You just made me very happy with that compliment πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

I cannot argue with that πŸ˜‰

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

Absolutely Sfurti! How can we both be wrong? πŸ˜‰

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

It is so liberating, isn't it? To break free from the norms and the boundaries. That being said, I am a bit of a grammar geek and usually, bad punctuation puts me off πŸ˜‰

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

Nothing can, Swathi. We are all beyond description πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

*bows in gratitude* Thanks Shilpa πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:21 am

I think so too. And even if you don't, there is nothing wrong, because ultimately, you need to like yourself for who you are πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you so much, dear Tulika πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 10:24 am

And I am incredibly touched by that, Naba πŸ™‚

Poornima · April 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

And I is for imperfection. Thanks for reading my post πŸ™‚ & lovely use of I πŸ™‚ Best of luck for the remaining A to Z

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

Thank you Poornima. Wishing you the best as well πŸ™‚

ovengoodies · April 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

Absolutely loved it. Reminiscent of 'may I be I…'. πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 10, 2014 at 11:13 am

Monica, I think you just made my day πŸ™‚ Equating my poem to that of the Master himself πŸ™‚ Thank you!

My Inner Chick · April 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm


debi o'neille · April 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Seventy-seven words strung together in a powerful way. Well done.

sulekkha · April 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

your poem is powerful enough without the capital letters. Lovely post.

Scattered Mama · April 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Splendid verse!

Aditi · April 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

i am just i!! Lovely Shailaja!

Ananya Tales · April 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Love the I( you )
Beautifully written !

taleoftwotomatoes · April 11, 2014 at 12:04 am

Beautifully written Shailaja.. And great piece of info about cummings. Thanks for sharing!!! πŸ™‚

Shailaja V · April 11, 2014 at 5:04 am

Thank you very much! I stopped by your blog and I think I am in blogger heaven!

Kathy Combs · April 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

You are a wonderful writer, and this was amazing! β™₯

PRATIK KIRVE · April 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

I am who i am, loved the post!!

Shailaja V · May 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Thank you so much Debbie!

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