Poetry is back in fashion proves India’s most followed Instagram poet, Ashish Bagrecha. His poems about love, heartbreak, universe, stars, hope and healing have got over 100 million views in total. He is currently India’s most followed Instagram poet and is also the #1 best-selling author of self-help book, Dear Stranger, I Know How You Feel’.
When asked about this milestone, Ashish said,”When I started writing poems in 2018, I never imagined it would reach so many people. Poetry for me was a way of expressing my pain and happiness and an escape from the chaos in my mind. It saved me from depression and anxiety. Over the time, people started reading, liking and sharing them as they could see themselves and their feelings in my words. I’m so grateful to each one of them as they made my poems viral.”
When asked about his style of writing, Ashish explains “Instagram content has a very short term attention span. Grabbing someone’s attention in just few lines is the challenge and an achievement. That’s why I chose short free verse poems. My poems are free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm, and does not rhyme with fixed forms. It has its own beauty and that’s why the young generation is loving them so much.”
Here are the Top 10 Poems of Ashish Bagrecha that we love:
1) “what if i never find love?”
“don’t worry. then, love will find you.”
“in it’s own mysterious and magical ways.”
“because souls like you deserve to be loved.”
2) you think
no one can fix you
but you don’t know
some prayers are powerful
and some souls know magic.
3) the world has disappointed you
the universe will not.
trust me on that.
4) if all you want is only darkness
then i can rip out all the stars in the sky
but i’m sorry
my heart cannot stop glowing for you.
you can have a starless sky
and a moonless night
but i’m sorry
my soul will always send you light.
5) if you’re given darkness,
you’ll also be gifted with stars.
6) in the deep black sky
even though a million miles apart
the sun still finds a way
to bring light to the moon,
and you expect me
to leave you in this darkness?
7) the truth is
you are at war with yourself
you find yourself at war with others.
8) every time
i decide to leave you,
the entire universe
tells me to love you,
we’re trapped in
a beautiful conspiracy.
9) maybe we will never meet
but we can still walk together
like parallel lines
to infinity and beyond.
10) happiness is a daily choice,
and not an impossible dream.
Haven’t you fallen in love with his poems as well? When asked if he will ever publish a poetry book, Ashish Bagrecha revealed, “Of course, I’m working on an exclusive poetry book which should be out in a couple of months!”
And we can’t wait to read that.