Blended: A Poem From ‘April Is Lush’ By Aditya Tiwari

I can tell stories
from our past lives,
where we were
sweet as sugar,
and sour as grapes
Romeo and Juliet,
I can tell
we were raw,
like milk and honey
a perfect blend.
– blended

About The Poet

Aditya Tiwari is an Indian poet, writer, storyteller, and one of India’s emerging gay-rights activists known for going beyond the boundaries.

Moving to New York in 2016 to pursue a degree in Journalism, Aditya wasn’t satisfied with being bi-cultural and realised that one had to be whole within the self. A multi-passionate creative started in 2014 with prose, and embracing poetry in 2017, it was clear when the party left, finding himself among some broken glasses and poetry, that he found his voice.

However, you find your voice in inspiration, from within you, describing poetry as breathing fresh air, self-expression, and an extension of his being, that lights his fire. Aditya raises his voice in alternating hushed and passionate tones of his poetry and asks you to do the same.

His writing aims to touch many different concepts with emotional connectivity through poetry, storytelling, and narrative. He published his first collection of poems, April is Lush, in April 2019.

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