A young poet from India entered our Mini-poetry 2022 Competition

Krishti Khandelwai, is an award winning 13 year old poet

Image from Indus Scrolls

“I am Krishti Khandelwal a 13 years old girl from new Delhi, India. I love to pen down my thoughts into words.

Writing has always fascinated me as it was something I always wanted to do, this season (Lockdown) I had created and shared my writing with some of the prominent publishing houses, with the grace of the God my writing got appreciated and encouraged. I was honoured by getting my work published by multiple publishers.”

Shri venkateshwar International School

Hear more about Khristi at the Panorama International Literature Festival 2022.

Image from India Times: Our Earth Pulses Every 26 Seconds, And No One Exactly Knows Why
Krishti Khandelwals poem


A home for the first ever beings,
To successfully survive.
For those who know nothing,
But wanted to thrive and be alive.

They live in a world so holy,
So precious, and filled with glory.
As the sunshine hits the tall oak trees,
And you realise the worth of your being,

Impossible creatures emerging from soil.
A mother with love that grew us wild,
A mother who raised her kids in unity,
To survive together,
To survive for eternity.

A lovely paradise of godly dust,
As the conscious dust clumps wonder in unity.
We are holy beings meant to be protected,
In our homes of beauty and purity.

We live in a perfect home,
A world we need to protect,
For we yet are not civilised enough,
To go find another world to resurrect.

We still need time to thrive,
And learn more,
And open our eyes,
For we are still young children,
And we still must survive.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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