Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Poet of the week: Ahmed Abdi

Would you please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hello everyone, my name is Ahmed Abdi. I hope you're all fine. What should I say about myself other than introduction? I crave seeking knowledge be it anything than benefits me and the people around me.

When did you first start writing poetry and was there any particular incidents in your life that inspired you to write?

I first start writing poems when I was 15, at first I was regular diary writer but I had terrible day at school and I came home angry and wrote my first poem about how I felt.

What does "being creative" mean to you?

Being creative means, to be honest, observe my surroundings, express my feelings and also respect others'. Everybody is creative on their own unique ways.

What do you try to communicate with your poetry?

Humanity, Awareness, Peace, it's always good to be connected to humanity world-wide. People might not agree with me on this but I would say awareness. Spread awareness if you want to live in peace atmosphere/environment. Last, peace needs to be taught and spread because it's the only way that makes diversitity get stronger.

what do you do when you go into a dry spell of some sort or how do you write another piece when you have been away from it for some time?

I do brain-warm but mostly a cup of hot tea would do.

Do you sit and think through every word of every stanza or do you just write freely and allow the words to flow?

I allow the words to follow but I'm planing to think every word because it works wonders.

Who are some of your favorite poets?

I'm in awe of Tima Cade, Abshir Bacadle, Hadraawi, since I have been writing only Somali Poems. The last one I'm going to mention is Haliima Ahmed and the wonderful family of TNP whom have inspired me to write English Poems.

What advice do you have for aspiring poets? Any word of advice for closet poets?

If I can aspire to be inspired know that it came from you so, why don't you inpire all and conquer the world with peace?

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