15-year-old author reflects on her passion for writing poetry: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Jalandhar, November 6

Guneev Kaur is only 15 years old and is determined to become an accomplished poet. Gathering her notions and emotions of life and turning them into poetic verse, she has written 262 poems to date.

Guneev, a class X pupil, from St Joseph’s Convent School, had published her first set of 111 poems in a book titled “Epic: String of verses, Part 1” last year and now she has found with her another compilation of 151 poems into a book called “Epic: String of verses, Part 2”.

“My biggest achievement this time is that Santhini Govindan, an award-winning children’s literature author, wrote the foreword to my book,” says Guneev, the daughter of dentist couple Dr Navdeep and Dr Anureet Kaur.

The pressure of being in a counseling class doesn’t stop this young author from pursuing her passion. “I spend about 20 minutes of my day writing poetry and that time rejuvenates me for the rest of the day,” she expresses, adding that she will pursue her medical studies and continue to write poetry alongside his studies.

Guneev shares that she doesn’t stick to any particular topic, instead enjoys writing about a variety of otherworldly feelings and thoughts that come to mind. “If I Were A Mermaid”, “When Habits Change”, “My New Lifestyle”, “Losing The Cell Phone Charger” and “Sunset” are the titles of some of her poems.

Dr Navdeep, father of Guneev, says his daughter has always been a voracious reader but took up poetry during the lockdown. “She tends to observe things too deeply and likes to express them beautifully in her words for everyone to read in a fairly simple language,” says Guneev’s father.


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