Category: NaPoWriMo

Editing copies

Editing a copy. I am responsible, as a sub-editor/copy editor, for the missing ‘the’, ‘,’ and ‘a’, and the complexity of sentence and structure; to put ‘editing’ in simple words. I am responsible for maintaining the dignity of the writer’s idea, and not be a judge. But, I cannot make a copy mine, the original writer will be lost somewhere. When teaching young adults ‘to edit’, the challenge is to make them realise “be a teacher, correct and suggest. Keep the writer’s style alive.”

Wording ‘Editing’, styled in Haiku form of Poetry.

Editing copies

Presuppositions pause by

Mind Punctuation.

2020, Deeya Nambiar



I float in a sea of space,

Colourless, odourless bay;

Who are you and who am I

Nurtures neutral shades;

Truth is called naked

Where nomads live fearlessly.

I hear my beating heart murmur syllables,

Mind awakens to present;

Meditative stage detours,

Reality a sea of constant mirage.

Copyright © 2017, Deeya Nayar-Nambiar



Opaque glass building

Washed in gold, shine.

Ball of fire spotted prominent,

A mighty swallow that went awry;

Fancy chase in many legends ruminated.

Copyright © 2017, Deeya Nayar-Nambiar