At just twelve years of age, Sydneysider Indian Australian Vansh Sharma is now a published poet.
A Year 6 student in Sydney, Vansh Sharma, recently became a published poet for his book 'Life and a glass of milk'.
It all started with a school assignment.
"It started out as an assignment in my year 6 class. The task was simple: create an enterprise project. While my friends worked on building things such as go-karts, I took a more literary approach and started penning a book of poetry,” says Vansh.
“I have tried to see things from my perspective. I have explored love and loss, fear and forgiveness, life and death, and of course a glass of milk," says Vansh.
His poetry includes sonnets, ballads, and limericks.
It was his mother's idea to turn his assignment into a publication.
“When I got the collection of poems binded to hand it over in the class I thought maybe it can be published as a book,” says Swapna, Vansh's mother.
“See, writing poetry was my hard work but getting it published is certainly my mother’s hard work,” quips Vansh.
So at the age of 12, Vansh became a published poet.
He hopes 'Life and a glass of milk' will appeal to people and help them see the world through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy.
“He wants to grow up fast so he can be independent to discover the world in-depth and what lies within... though when he is grown he will weep for the ‘good old days,” says Swapna.
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