Published: 03rd August 2018
'Rainy Sarmistha' from Cuttack pens her best poems when she is amidst nature
Sarmistha Dey, aka Rainy Sarmistha, loves writing poetry and has been doing so since she was a child
When Sarmistha Dey was born, it was raining heavily so her grandmother, who was a writer, nicknamed her Rainy Sarmistha, a name that she goes by till date. Since then, Sarmistha has always felt a deep connection with rain and nature. As a true nature lover, she would often find herself among greenery, something she still does, and pen her best poems there. Till date, most of her poems draw themes from nature's bounty.
Sarmistha has been writing since she was eight years old. She is grateful to her parents for always being supportive
Now, Sarmistha, who is originally from Cuttack, has settled in Gurugram. She started Writing Squad, her own content writing start-up and their team of five contributes to Musafir.com, Yatra, and other companies. Despite this, Sarmistha continues to pen poetry regularly. And it was because of her grandmother, Basanti Mohapatra, that she was inspired and continues to tread the path of poetry. "She was a very modern lady and always used to guide me," says the poet, who mostly writes in English and occasionally in Odia too. Her poetry has even been published in Poetry Planet, Amaravati Poetic Prism, Healing Planet, The Bhubaneswar Review and other journals. We ask her when we can expect her own book and she takes a moment to mull over the idea before saying, "Perhaps I'm waiting for the right moment."
Sarmistha's poetry, along with several other international contributors, has been selected for the book Love My Religion, which will be published in September
Sarmistha, who is a former hotelier, also writes about the universe and love as well and claims that she has no method to her madness. "Poetry for me is just a pure feeling that comes from within. It's a very spontaneous process for me," says Sarmistha, who likes travelling (most nature lovers do) and exploring different cultures, something she intends to do more often. She also feels that self-belief is an important component of success, something she continues to maintain within herself as well.
To know more about her, click on facebook.com/rainy.sarmi