Ishan Zalpuri; Grade VIII, Springdales School, Dubai.

“Passion is your joy, it is the essence of who you are. You have to just unwrap it and find it.” Ishan says, "that is true, and it is the same thing I have done, ‘Find my PASSION’. And I have realized that is Poetry."

Ishan Zalpuri is a student of Grade 8, at Springdales School, Dubai. He thinks Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. 

Poetry has inspired him to write a piece of his creation – Hope to Live. It is a short poem about a bird and her struggle for freedom. And she gets a hope from another bird. 

Creativity and innovation of words and expression have helped him to become a Poet.  Appreciating poetry is probably like appreciating anything else. It means having the generosity to let a thing be what it is, the patience to know it, a sense of the mystery in all living things, and a joy in new experience.