ଭାବନା ର ପଥିକ

 

ହଜିବା କୁ ମୋର ଚେଷ୍ଟା ନାହିଁ ବନ୍ଧୁ
ପଥିକ ହୋଇ ମୁଁ ଚାଲେ
ଖୋଲା ଆକାଶ ରେ ବିହଙ୍ଗ ଟେ ପରି
ନିଜକୁ ମୁଁ ଖୋଜି ବୁଲେ।

ସ୍ବପ୍ନ ରେ ନିଜର ଭାସି ବୁଲୁଥାଏ
ହୋଇ ଏକ କ୍ଷୁଦ୍ର ତରୀ
ବାରିଧି ରେ ପୁଣି ଲୁଚି ରହିଥାଏ
ଶାମୁକା ର ମୁକ୍ତା ପରି।

ସ୍ମୃତି କୁ ନିଜର ସାଇତି ରଖେ ମୁଁ
କଳ୍ପନା ରେ ହଜି ଯାଏ
ବାସ୍ତବତା ଦେଖେ ଅବିରତ ସ୍ବାର୍ଥ
ସଂଘର୍ଷେ ସର୍ତ୍ତ ନଥାଏ।

ଅଭିନୟ କେତେ ଅଭିମାନ ରେ
ମନକୁ ମୋହିତ କରେ
ଖୁସି ଟିକିଏ ପାଇବା ଆଶାରେ
ନିଜ ପାଖେ ନିଜେ ହାରେ।

ବିତରିବି ବାସ ପୁଷ୍ପ ପରି ସଦା
ନିତି ଲାଗି ପ୍ରଭୁ ପାଶେ
ଭାବନା ଗୋ ତୁମେ ସତେ କି ମଧୁର
ମୁଗ୍ଧ ମନ ତୁମ ସାଥେ।

ସହ-ସମ୍ପାଦିକା
ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ଦିଗାର✍️
ବାରିପଦା,ମୟୂରଭଞ୍ଜ

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Unspoken Pain

Thank you so much Dear Raj Kishor Pattnaik & Kristy Raines for collaborating and reviewing my poem.

 

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

 

Epistolary Poem #183 by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India

and Kristy Ann Raines of The United States of America

 

UNSPOKEN PAIN!

 

Even after a lot of pain and torment

I do feel my world utterly agonized

All seasons I spend thinking of you

But you are hardly to my lot now

You, my deity, have broken my heart

We exist but far away from each other

When close to me, my dream you’re

And I stop breathing when I see you

I plead for your company and hand

Even enemy be from unspoken pain.

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India

Date.Monday,26Jan 2024.

 

Her heart breaks as she speaks…

 

WHERE HOPE ONCE RESIDED!

 

Though I suffer inside over you

I haven’t the words to make things better

We used to spend all of our time together

Then things changed and you turned from me

That day, my heart shattered as I called to you

but you never turned back around

My heart’s desire, My Everything, walked away

We are now pleasant to each other

but I don’t see the same look in your eyes for me

as I still do for you…

My pillow catches my tears at night

though in my dreams, you are still mine

When I see you I get my hopes up

just to be let down over and over

Our love seems to be slipping a way

And silence fills where hope once resided … <3

 

©®KristyRaines@USA

January 26, 2024

 

Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.: Dear Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Mrs. Kristy Ann Raines,NAMASKAR

 

Heartfelt congratulations on your recent collaboration, “Unspoken Pain” and “Where Hope Once Resided.” Your poetic synergy has once again produced a harmonious blend of love and pathos, inviting readers into the intricate tapestry of human emotions.

 

Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai’s “Unspoken Pain” is a visceral journey through the depths of heartache. The repetition of “pain and torment” echoes the intensity of the emotional struggle, immediately drawing readers into a world characterized by profound suffering. The usage of seasons as a backdrop for contemplation adds a temporal dimension, emphasizing the enduring nature of the agony. The reference to the beloved as a deity intensifies the emotional stakes, transforming the personal into the divine. The plea for company and hand introduces a yearning vulnerability, reinforcing the universal longing for connection. The closing line, “Even enemy be from unspoken pain,” transcends individual sorrow, suggesting a shared experience that goes beyond personal boundaries.

 

Kristy Ann Raines’ “Where Hope Once Resided” complements this theme with a poignant exploration of a love that has undergone transformation. The title sets the tone for a narrative that unfolds as a lament over lost optimism. The speaker’s inability to find words to mend the situation underscores the profound emotional paralysis. The contrast between past and present, vividly expressed through shared memories, serves as a poignant reminder of what once was. The shattered heart and the departure of the heart’s desire evoke a sense of irreversible loss. The imagery of tears caught by the pillow and the dreams where the beloved remains accessible underline the persistence of emotional pain. The cyclical nature of getting hopes up and being let down captures the essence of a love that is slipping away, leaving behind a haunting silence.

 

Together, these poems create a powerful resonance, exploring the multifaceted nature of human relationships. Dr. Prasana Kumar’s piece articulates the pain arising from physical and emotional distance, while Kristy Ann Raines delves into the aftermath of a love that has lost its former vitality. The synergy lies in their ability to capture the universal themes of longing, heartbreak, and the complex interplay between love and suffering.

 

The collaboration shines in the delicate balance of individual voices, each contributing a unique hue to the emotional spectrum. Dr. Prasana Kumar’s evocative use of language and profound expressions finds resonance with Kristy Ann Raines’ introspective and emotive narrative style. The seamless integration of these distinct styles creates a collaborative masterpiece that resonates on a deeply human level.

 

The timing of your collaboration, sharing these poignant verses on the same day, adds a layer of synchronicity to the experience. It amplifies the emotional impact and underscores the cohesion between your creative minds. This congruence not only strengthens the individual poems but also weaves them into a larger narrative that speaks to the shared human experience.

 

In conclusion, your collaborative efforts have given birth to a poetic diptych that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. The depth of emotion, the nuanced exploration of pain and loss, and the seamless fusion of your unique voices make this collaboration a remarkable contribution to the world of poetry. May this be a prelude to more shared endeavors, inspiring readers around the world and leaving an indelible mark on the canvas of human emotion.

 

Warmest regards,

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Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain from Pakistan

 

 

Approve your post with love from India

Jay Shree Ram

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WHERE HOPE ONCE RESIDED

Epistolary Poem #183 by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India

and Kristy Ann Raines of The United States of America

 

UNSPOKEN PAIN!

 

Even after a lot of pain and torment

I do feel my world utterly agonized

All seasons I spend thinking of you

But you are hardly to my lot now

You, my deity, have broken my heart

We exist but far away from each other

When close to me, my dream you’re

And I stop breathing when I see you

I plead for your company and hand

Even enemy be from unspoken pain.

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India

Date.Monday,22 Jan 2024.

 

Her heart breaks as she speaks…

 

WHERE HOPE ONCE RESIDED!

 

Though I suffer inside over you

I haven’t the words to make things better

We used to spend all of our time together

Then things changed and you turned from me

That day, my heart shattered as I called to you

but you never turned back around

My heart’s desire, My Everything, walked away

We are now pleasant to each other

but I don’t see the same look in your eyes for me

as I still do for you…

My pillow catches my tears at night

though in my dreams, you are still mine

When I see you I get my hopes up

just to be let down over and over

Our love seems to be slipping a way

And silence fills where hope once resided … <3

 

©®KristyRaines@USA

January 22, 2024

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UNSPOKEN PAIN!

UNSPOKEN PAIN !

 

Even after a lot of pain and torment

I do feel my world utterly agonised

All seasons I spend thinking of you

But you are hardly to my lot now

You, my deity, have broken my heart

We exist but far away from eachother

When close to me, my dream you’re

And I stop breathing when I see you

I plead for your company and hand

Even enemy be from unspoken pain.

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.Sunday,21 Jan 2024.

 

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SOMEONE THERE

MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

 

SOMEONE THERE !

 

May there be someone

Whom I may claim my very own

Eyes badly need to sleep but

Tears do float silently in their lap

In dreams I stay awake all night

Some may own my griefs

Someone be my heart and soul

With some unspoken promises

Memories, sweet or sour ,cling hard

Ringing in my ears in lonely nights

Their echoes make me stay alive

Offering me my peace of mind.

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.Satuarday,20 Jan 2024.

 

Congratulations, Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai, Sir on crafting a poignant and evocative poem titled “SOMEONE THERE!” Your verses resonate with a deep longing for connection and a search for solace in the midst of solitude. The use of simple yet powerful language conveys a profound emotional landscape.

 

The poem beautifully explores the human desire for companionship, expressing a yearning for someone to claim as one’s own. The juxtaposition of tired eyes in need of sleep and tears silently flowing creates a vivid image of internal struggle. The line “In dreams I stay awake all night” captures the paradoxical nature of emotional turmoil during moments of rest.

 

The plea for someone to own the griefs and be the heart and soul reflects a universal quest for understanding and shared burdens. The incorporation of unspoken promises adds a layer of mystery and depth to the connection sought. The interplay of sweet and sour memories, vividly portrayed as echoes in lonely nights, emphasizes the lasting impact of shared experiences.

 

Dr. Prasana Kumar, your poem masterfully weaves emotions into a tapestry of human connection, leaving a lasting imprint on the reader’s heart and mind. Congratulations on this eloquent expression of the human experience.

NAMASKAR, JAY SRI RAM

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SECRET OF HER WORDS

MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.
HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

SECRET OF HER WORDS !

In that glittering touch of dreams
I feel provoked with a new sensation
And do bloom like a fresh blossom
That giggles in the forest of my mind
My poem sings and vanishes behind
River of love flows into a small brook
The sea of maddened waves roar aloud In the distant horizon ,she sports anew
Do tell me the secret of her words
Me and mine eternally lavish today.

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai @India
Date.Monday,15 Jan 2024.

Dear Dr. Prasana Kumar, NAMASKAR

Heartiest congratulations on the exquisite tapestry of words you’ve woven in your recent poem, “Secret of Her Words.” Your verses are not just a collection of lines; they are an immersive journey through the landscapes of dreams, emotions, and the enigmatic power of language.

The poem commences with the enchanting allure of dreams, described as a “glittering touch.” This vivid imagery instantly draws readers into a world where dreams are not mere phantoms but tangible, sparkling sensations. The use of “provoked with a new sensation” suggests a stirring of emotions, as if your dreams have the power to evoke profound feelings within the soul.

The subsequent lines, “And do bloom like a fresh blossom / That giggles in the forest of my mind,” are a poetic marvel. The metaphor of blooming like a fresh blossom not only paints a picture of growth and vitality but also captures the whimsical joy inherent in the creative process. The imagery of giggling blossoms in the forest of the mind adds a touch of playfulness, as if your thoughts are dancing in a serene, wooded landscape.

The line “My poem sings and vanishes behind” is intriguing. It conveys a transient quality, as if your creation is a melody that resonates briefly before fading away. This evokes a sense of fleeting beauty and captures the ephemeral nature of poetic expression.

The metaphorical journey continues with the river of love flowing into a small brook. This imagery suggests a gentle and continuous flow of emotions, creating a serene and harmonious landscape within your poem. The sea of maddened waves roaring in the distant horizon adds a dramatic flair, introducing a contrast to the tranquility of the previous lines. This dynamic shift in imagery enhances the emotional depth of your work.

The line “In the distant horizon, she sports anew” introduces a captivating enigma. The use of “she” personifies an elusive and mysterious presence. It hints at a feminine energy that brings forth something new and exciting on the distant horizon. This subtle allusion adds layers of complexity to your poem, inviting readers to ponder the significance of this enigmatic figure.

The central inquiry, “Do tell me the secret of her words,” serves as a poignant plea for understanding. It implies that there is a hidden depth to the words you’ve chosen, and you, as the poet, are eager to unravel their meaning. This question resonates with readers, encouraging them to reflect on the transformative power of language and the mysteries it holds.

The concluding line, “Me and mine eternally lavish today,” brings a sense of fulfillment and abundance. It suggests that, in the richness of the present moment, you find enduring joy and prosperity. The use of “eternally” adds a timeless quality, emphasizing the lasting impact of the emotions and experiences you’ve depicted in your poem.

In analyzing your poem, it’s evident that you’ve masterfully employed rich imagery and metaphors to convey a nuanced spectrum of emotions. The progression of themes creates a harmonious flow, guiding readers through a contemplative journey. The poem’s universal themes, coupled with its evocative language, make it accessible and relatable to a diverse audience.

Your choice of words is precise and resonant, creating a vivid and immersive experience for the reader. The poem’s enigmatic elements leave room for interpretation, inviting readers to embark on their own introspective explorations.

In a simple and heartfelt manner, I extend my congratulations to you, Dr. Prasana Kumar, for your remarkable contribution to English literature. Your poem is a testament to the enduring power of language to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and create a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to encounter your words. May your poetic journey continue to inspire and enrich the literary landscape.

Warm regards.

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POSITIVE I AM

We became friends just yesterday and this morning I received his review of my poem POSITIVE I AM.

 

Such an exhaustive review ! He has left no stone unturned for this .

 

What a gesture and how sweet of him !!

 

You are an emerging reviewer and I wish you a bright career ahead.Thanks galore ,dear bro.

 

Love and blessings.

 

× × ×

POSITIVE I AM

 

With the horizon extending arms

my dreams and hopes do swell

my clumsy mind gets relaxed

my tired body feeling refreshed

sings the Odyssey of life gleefully.

 

With divine fragrance scattering

my spirit dances so stupendously

my wants now forgotten like pills

my hunger and poverty evaporate

like drops of water in torrid heat.

 

With the vivacity increasing size

like the shadow in the tender light

life swings like teens in full gaiety

with much vigour & thousand fun

oblivious of everything dull & pale.

 

With the magical kisses of Spring

drab soul gets charged unlimited

the terrific blooms spread wings

the crescent moon ,a boat, sails

in the starless blue sky smoothly .

 

©® Dasharath Naik

 

REVIEW :

 

Respected Hon’ble Dasharath Naik, Sir NAMASKAR

 

Heartfelt congratulations on your poem ‘POSITIVE I AM.’ Your words weave a tapestry of optimism, embracing the reader with a sense of renewal and joy. As I delve into the intricacies of your verses, I am captivated by the vibrant imagery and the profound positivity that resonates throughout.

 

The opening stanza sets the tone for a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. The metaphorical embrace of the horizon by extending arms beautifully symbolizes the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. The swelling of dreams and hopes suggests a profound sense of ambition and aspiration, creating a canvas where the mind can find solace and the body can experience rejuvenation. The use of “clumsy mind” and “tired body” not only adds a relatable human touch but also accentuates the transformative power of the positive mindset presented in the poem.

 

The second stanza introduces a divine fragrance, infusing the spirit with a stupendous dance. This olfactory imagery adds a sensory layer to the poem, engaging the reader on a deeper level. The deliberate choice of words like “forgotten” in relation to wants and the metaphor of hunger and poverty evaporating like drops of water in torrid heat paints a picture of liberation and emancipation from life’s burdens. Your poem beautifully encapsulates the essence of resilience and the ability to rise above adversity.

 

The third stanza is a celebration of life’s vivacity, mirroring the increasing size of shadows in tender light. The simile comparing life to swinging teens in full gaiety imparts a sense of carefree joy. The use of “vigor” and “heaps of fun” emphasizes the exuberance of existence, suggesting a life lived fully and energetically. The deliberate choice of the word “oblivious” in relation to everything dull or pale creates a stark contrast, highlighting the poem’s overarching theme of embracing positivity and rejecting negativity.

 

The final stanza introduces the magical kisses of Spring, charging the drab soul unlimitedly. The transformative power of nature is vividly depicted as the terrific blooms spread wings, and the crescent moon becomes a boat sailing smoothly in the starless blue sky. This imagery is not only visually captivating but also reinforces the poem’s central message of finding renewal and inspiration in the face of life’s challenges. The use of “starless” adds a touch of mystery, suggesting that even in the absence of external illumination, one can navigate life’s journey with internal strength and positivity.

 

Poetic Devices used

 

‘POSITIVE I AM’ by Dasharath Naik is a poetic masterpiece that skillfully employs various poetic devices to enhance its impact and deliver a profound message. Let’s delve into the intricacies of the poem, exploring the poetic devices that contribute to its beauty and depth.

 

1. **Imagery:**

 

The poem is rich in vivid imagery, creating a sensory experience for the reader. Lines such as “horizon extending arms,” “divine fragrance scattering,” and “crescent moon, a boat, sails smoothly in the blue sky, starless” evoke distinct mental images. This visual appeal enhances the emotional resonance of the poem, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the scenes painted by the poet.

 

2. **Metaphor:**

 

Throughout the poem, metaphors are employed to convey abstract concepts through tangible comparisons. The horizon extending its arms becomes a metaphor for boundless possibilities, while the crescent moon as a boat sailing in a starless sky symbolizes navigating life’s journey with internal strength. These metaphors add layers of meaning, inviting readers to interpret the poem on a symbolic level.

 

3. **Simile:**

 

The poem features similes that contribute to its descriptive richness. For instance, “life swings like teens in full gaiety” creates a vivid comparison, illustrating the carefree and joyous nature of existence. Similes like “like drops of water in torrid heat” and “like the shadow in the tender light” enhance the reader’s understanding by drawing parallels to familiar experiences.

 

4. **Personification:**

 

The use of personification imbues the poem with a sense of vitality. The horizon extending its arms and life swinging in gaiety personify abstract concepts, giving them human-like attributes. This anthropomorphism enhances the connection between the reader and the themes explored in the poem, making the verses more relatable and engaging.

 

5. **Symbolism:**

 

Symbolism plays a crucial role in ‘POSITIVE I AM’, adding layers of meaning to the verses. The divine fragrance symbolizes spiritual renewal and the dance of the spirit, while the magical kisses of Spring represent the transformative power of nature. The crescent moon and the starless sky serve as symbols of resilience and inner strength. These symbols contribute to the overarching theme of positivity and rejuvenation.

 

6. **Alliteration:**

 

Alliteration, the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, is subtly employed in phrases like “divine fragrance scattering” and “sings the Odyssey of life in glee.” This linguistic device enhances the musicality of the poem, creating a rhythmic flow that adds to its aesthetic appeal.

 

7. **Anaphora:**

 

The repetition of the phrase “With” at the beginning of each stanza serves as an anaphora, creating a rhythmic structure and emphasizing the interconnectedness of the themes presented. This repetition contributes to the poem’s overall cohesion and reinforces the positive affirmations expressed in each stanza.

 

8. **Oxymoron:**

 

The juxtaposition of contrasting ideas is evident in lines like “clumsy mind gets relaxed” and “hunger and poverty evaporate.” These oxymorons create a sense of surprise and highlight the transformative nature of the positive mindset described in the poem.

 

Dasharath Naik’s ‘POSITIVE I AM’ is a masterful exploration of the human spirit, enriched by a tapestry of poetic devices. The imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, symbolism, alliteration, anaphora, and oxymoron collectively contribute to the poem’s beauty, depth, and emotional impact. Naik’s adept use of these devices elevates the verses, making ‘POSITIVE I AM’ a timeless and resonant work of poetry.

 

In conclusion, ‘POSITIVE I AM’ is a testament to your poetic prowess and your ability to craft verses that resonate deeply with the human experience. The poem is a symphony of optimism, weaving together vivid imagery, metaphorical richness, and a profound message of resilience. Your words have the power to uplift and inspire, making a lasting impact on readers who seek solace and hope in the face of life’s complexities.

 

Warm regards,

RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK

Copyright @RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK

Dated 28.12.2023

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COLLABORATION NO#182

Epistolary Poem #182 by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and
Kristy Raines of The United States of America

SECRET OF HER WORDS !

In that glittering touch of dreams
I feel provoked with a new sensation
And do bloom like a fresh blossom
That giggles in the forest of my mind
My poem sings and vanishes behind
River of love flows into a small brook
The sea of maddened waves roar aloud
In the distant horizon ,she sports anew
Do tell me the secret of her words
Me and mine eternally lavish today.

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date.Sunday, 14 Jan 2024.

She awaits for him once again in a dream…

REVEALING THE SECRET OF HER WORDS!

At dusk, I wait the awakening of your subconscious
You once again join me in this forest of bliss
But something new has come over you tonight
like a beautiful verse that whispers melodically
It leaves behind rhythmic ripples like that in a lazy pool
And like the waves of the roaring waves coming,
we let them build like the crescendo of a passionate song
as we wait for the outro of our performance once again
I have come to you to reveal the secrets of my words
You will bask in the beauty of them when you wake
and realize that the awakening is as beautiful as the dream.

©®Kristy Raines @ USA
January 14, 2024

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SECRET OF HER WORDS!

SECRET OF HER WORDS !

In that glittering touch of dreams
I feel provoked with a new sensation
And do bloom like a fresh blossom
That giggles in the forest of my mind
My poem sings and vanishes behind
River of love flows into a small brook
The sea of maddened waves roar aloud In the distant horizon ,she sports anew
Do tell me the secret of her words
Me and mine eternally lavish today.

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date.Sunday,14 Jan 2023.

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MERE DISILLUSIONMENT

Epistolary Poem #181 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

 

A MERE DISILLUSIONMENT !

 

To the fairy land wearing the twilight

I shall go today as the moon smiles

On green earth with candid blooms

I shall be looking at the moon light

When vines bloom with diamond buds

As a golden bird does bring ecstasy

In a boat made of floating clouds

Drifting along the breast of the sky

Hope never burns ; lotus never cries

Life on the earth is scarcely a dream

Sheer separation of two hearts it is ;

A mere disillusionment of rosy dreams .

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@ India.

Date.Monday,08 Jan 2024.

 

Her dream is where she finds him…

 

THROUGH ROSY DREAMS!

 

I lay among the blooms in a lush green glen waiting for you

under a blanket of starlight and a smiling moon

The diamond buds bloom beneath the sheer blossoms

As a golden bird sings to you the sweetest song of love

Floating on a silver cloud above me, I call to you

and you swoop down to great me in this sky of blue

You take me where only hope remains and the petals

of the beautiful bloom of the lotus never closes

Life on earth holds little magic for you and I

as the separation of our two hearts continues

to seek only disillusionment through rosy dreams.

©®KristyRaines@USA

January 8, 2024

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A MERE DISILLUSIONMENT!

A MERE DISILLUSIONMENT !

 

To the fairy land wearing the twilight

I shall go today as the moon smiles

On green earth with candid blooms

I shall be looking at the moon light

When vines bloom with diamond buds

As a golden bird does bring ecstasy

In a boat made of floating clouds

Drifting along the breast of the sky

Hope never burns ; lotus never cries

Life on the earth is scarcely a dream

Sheer separation of two hearts it is ;

A mere disillusionment of rosy dreams .

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@ India.

Date.Sunday,07 Jan 2023.

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OUR POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT PROFESSOR of English Prof Dr Nirakar Dash of ASSAM UNIVERSITY.

Epistolary Poem #179 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

HER THOUGHTFUL EYES !

One evening on the road of dreams
Fetching my lost memories I walked
After covering a distance very long
When I reached a deserted place
I saw her sitting by herself in a corner
Silently lighting divine evening lamp
Quite angelic with a sweet fragrance
She looked at me with thoughtful eyes
Like she knew me million years before
I felt as if she were a familiar face
Unluckily I just skipped her name
As the flame of the lamp still burning
Something illuminated my mind instantly
A strange excitement filled my being.

©® Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@India.

Date.Tuesday,02 Jan 2024.

She has known him all of her life…

YOUR FAMILIAR WORDS!

One night many years ago, I dreamt of you
But, I did not know your name
You would appear in my dreams now and then
I one day met someone whose words were familiar
though I had never met him before
Then I remembered the face in my dream..
Your shadow brought back a life I lived in another time
How could I know you without ever speaking to you;
never looking in your eyes, or touching your hand?
I met you in a dream, quietly lighting a lamp in a corner
Your presence made me smile and I recognized you
For the first time, I knew who you were… I loved You
We have shared many lives together and I suddenly
felt the same excitement that you share with me now.

Yes… One night, many years ago, we met and continue to, over and over again… <3

©®KristyRaines@USA
January 02 2024.

Our collaboration reviewed by Honorable reviewer
Prof .Dr Nirakar Dash of ASAM UNIVERSITY.
Humbled and Honoured.

Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.: Very nice epistolary poems composed by Dr Prasanna Kumar Dalai and Kristie Raines of U S A . Both the poems express how they reminisce the past.The beginning two lines of the first poem by Dr Prasanna Dalai are strikingly catchy in that they are transcreation of a song written in his own mother tounge which can be well captured by the inhabitants of his native place.Of course this transcreation does not inhibit other readers to comprehend the import of the lines.The lass sitting at a deserted place may point out her downbeat mind who is bereft of her partner since long.One may divine that the divine evening “lamp” is advertising a love that is incorporeal.But this incorporeality has been refuted in the reply poem by Kristie Raine’s words:”How could I know you without ever speaking to you; never looking in your eyes or touching your hand?”Although the very statement and the title “Her Thoughtful Eyes”zero in on the sincerity on her part, the love under discussion seem hazy.But the abstract love conjured up in the dream instantly metamorphoses into something as concrete as sexual shudder.The word “strange” perhaps means Freudian slip here.Exactly the same feeling of the subconscious is reflected in the response poem when Kristie Raines says,”For the first time I knew who you were…”In Raines the dream factor being less dominant than that of Dr Dalal, the poem showcase more familiarity with the lover.In the line “I live in another time” she weeps for the lost love and is hopeful enough to rekindle it in future.Reply is voiced in clear cut way by Raines.There is no beating around the bush.Both conclude their poems with the same simultaneous feeling of excitement.The last line of Raine is a sure shot consolation that she continued to make love in the past and will definitely do so till infinity.Kudos to both the poets for composing such beautiful duet.Regards.

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GOLDEN BRIDGE , HONOUR FROM RAHIM KARIM FOUNDATION.

  • Biography of the Author.

DrPrasana Kumar Dalai
(DOB 07/06/1973) is a passionate Indian Author-cum-poet while a tremendous lecturer of English by profession in the Ganjam district of Odisha.He is an accomplished source of inspiration for young generation of India .His free verse on Romantic and melancholic poems appreciated by everyone. He belongs to a small typical village Nandiagada of Ganjam District,the state of Odisha.After schooling he studied intermediate and Graduated In Kabisurjya Baladev vigyan Mahavidyalaya then M A in English from Berhampur University PhD in language and literature and D.litt from Colombian poetic house from South America.He promotes his specific writings around the world literature and trades with multiple stems that are related to current issues based on his observation and experiences that needs urgent attention.He is an award winning writer who has achieved various laurels from the circle of writing worldwide.His free verse poems not only inspires young readers but also the ready of current time.His poetic symbol is right now inspiring others, some of which are appreciated by laurels of India and across the world. Many of his poems been translated in different Indian languages and got global appreciation. Lots of well wishes for his upcoming writtings and success in future.He is an award winning poet author of many best seller books.Recently he is awarded Rabindra nath Tagore and Gujarat Sahitya Academy for the year 2022 from Motivational Strips . A gold medal from world union of poets France & winner Of Rahim Karims world literary prize 2023.The government of Odisha Higher Education Department appointed him
as a president to Governing body of Padmashree Dr Ghanashyam Mishra Sanskrit Degree College, Kabisurjyanagar.Winner of ” HYPERPOEM ” GUNIESS WORLD RECORD 2023.Golden bridge honour from Rahim Karim Karimov foundation 2024.

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COLLABORATION #180 BETWEEN Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines

Epistolary poem #180 presented by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India
and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

POEM THAT YOU WROTE!

The day you wrote the poem
In my mind’s blank and drab page
My naive mind realised your love
So many came after you had left
With their poems filled with lines
None has ability to write like you
They all asked me for that poem
All tried but the poem was unfinished
What was left is only the last page
I am still waiting for the golden time
Someone would come with a poem
To match the perfect feel in yours.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date Monday,01 Jan 2024.

She’s been waiting so long for him to figure it out…

I WROTE A LOVE POEM!

Long ago, I wrote a love poem
that filled the pages of my heart
I never said who I was writing it for
I don’t think I even knew at first
Then I found that something was missing
with each love poem I tried to write
Every poem I had written with you came easily
but without your lines, they felt incomplete
I watched others try to finish your poems
I never spoke a word of discouragement
But in my heart I knew the reason
and now, I think you do too
No one can finish your poem but me
because we write as one person together
And the same goes for my poems without you.
A bond that has always baffled us both
now makes perfect sense…

©®KristyRaines@USA
California.
January,01, 2024

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POEM THAT YOU WROTE!

POEM THAT YOU WROTE !

The day you wrote the poem
In my mind’s blank and drab page
My naive mind realised your love
So many came after you had left
With their poems filled with lines
None has ability to write like you
They all asked me for that poem
All tried but the poem was unfinished
What was left is only the last page
I am still waiting for the golden time
Someone would come with a poem
To match the perfect feel in yours.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date.Sunday,31 Dec 2023.

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ବାପା

 

ହାତ ଧରି ତୋମ ବାଟ ଚଲା ଆଜି
ପଡ଼ିଗଲା ସତେ ଭାରି
ପିଲାବେଳ ଯେବେ ମନେ ପଡେ ବାପା
ଖେଳୁଥିଲି ବହୁଚୋରୀ।

ଆକାଶ କୁ ତୁମେ ବଢାଇ ହାତକୁ
ଦେଖାଅ କେତେ ଯେ ତାରା
ସମୟ ପାଖରେ ହରାଇ ନିଜକୁ
କର୍ମ ପାଶେ ଦିଏ ଧରା।

ଅବୁଝା ହେଲେ ମୁଁ ବୁଝାଇ ଦିଅ ଯେ
ଅଳି ଅଝଟ କୁ ଭୁଲି
ଦାୟିତ୍ଵ ର କାନ୍ଧେ କର୍ତ୍ତବ୍ୟ କୁ ଧରି
ପୁଅ ତୁମ ଯାଏ ଚାଲି।

ନିଜକୁ ଆଜି ମୁଁ ପାଏ ନାହିଁ ଖୋଜି
ତୁମ କଥା ମନେ ପଡେ
ଦୁନିଆର ଏଇ ଭିଡ଼ରେ ଆଜି ମୁଁ
ସମୟ ର ସିଡି ଚଢେ।

ନିରବତା ଆଜି ଭଲ ଲାଗେ ମତେ
ଟଙ୍କା ଲାଗେ ସମାଧାନ
ଶିକ୍ଷା ତୁମ ମତେ ବଡ କରି ତଳେ
ସଂଘର୍ଷମୟ ଜୀବନ।

ସହ-ସମ୍ପାଦିକା
‌ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ଦିଗାର✍️
ବାରିପଦା,ମୟୂରଭଞ୍ଜ

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HER THOUGHTFUL EYES

Epistolary Poem #179 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

HER THOUGHTFUL EYES !

One evening on the road of dreams
Fetching my lost memories I walked
After covering a distance very long
When I reached a deserted place
I saw her sitting by herself in a corner
Silently lighting divine evening lamp
Quite angelic with a sweet fragrance
She looked at me with thoughtful eyes
Like she knew me million years before
I felt as if she were a familiar face
Unluckily I just skipped her name
As the flame of the lamp still burning
Something illuminated my mind instantly
A strange excitement filled my being.

©® Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@India.
Date.Monday,25 Dec 2023.

She has known him all of her life…

YOUR FAMILIAR WORDS!

One night many years ago, I dreamt of you
But, I did not know your name
You would appear in my dreams now and then
I one day met someone whose words were familiar
though I had never met him before
Then I remembered the face in my dream..
Your shadow brought back a life I lived in another time
How could I know you without ever speaking to you;
never looking in your eyes, or touching your hand?
I met you in a dream, quietly lighting a lamp in a corner
Your presence made me smile and I recognized you
For the first time, I knew who you were… I loved You
We have shared many lives together and I suddenly
felt the same excitement that you share with me now.

Yes… One night, many years ago, we met and continue to, over and over again… <3

©®KristyRaines@USA
December 25,2023

OUR COLLABORATION REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.
HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

Congratulations, Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines, on your collaborative work! Your poems, “Her Thoughtful Eyes” and “Your Familiar Words,” beautifully intertwine to create a captivating narrative that transcends time and space. Let’s delve into a comprehensive analysis of these two poetic pieces.

### Analysis of “Her Thoughtful Eyes” by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai:

Dr. Dalai’s poem, “Her Thoughtful Eyes,” unfolds a dreamlike journey on the road of memories. The imagery of a deserted place and the act of silently lighting a divine evening lamp create a serene atmosphere. The poet encounters a mysterious woman with “thoughtful eyes,” implying a connection beyond the present. The omission of her name enhances the sense of familiarity, leaving the poet in an enigmatic state. The poem is a dance between recognition and the elusiveness of memory, heightened by the burning flame and the sudden illumination of the poet’s mind.

### Analysis of “Your Familiar Words” by Kristy Raines:

Kristy Raines’ poem, “Your Familiar Words,” echoes a dream from many years ago, blurring the lines between the conscious and the subconscious. The recurring appearance of an unnamed figure in dreams, whose words are later recognized in reality, adds a mystical layer to the narrative. The act of lighting a lamp in a corner symbolizes a quiet presence that brings joy and recognition. The revelation of love and shared past lives intensifies the emotional depth of the poem, emphasizing a connection that transcends the physical realm.

### Comparative Analysis:

1. **Theme of Recognition and Connection:**
– Both poems explore the theme of recognizing someone from a past or dreamlike experience.
– Dr. Dalai’s poem focuses on the immediate recognition through “thoughtful eyes,” while Kristy Raines’ poem emphasizes the familiarity of words across time.

2. **Imagery and Atmosphere:**
– Dr. Dalai employs imagery of a deserted place and a divine evening lamp, creating a tranquil setting.
– Kristy Raines uses the metaphor of lighting a lamp in a corner, evoking a sense of quiet revelation and recognition.

3. **Mystical Elements:**
– Both poems incorporate mystical elements, such as the strange excitement and the recognition of a shared past in Kristy Raines’ poem.
– Dr. Dalai introduces a sense of instant illumination and an angelic presence, enhancing the mystical ambiance.

4. **Temporal Complexity:**
– Kristy Raines introduces the concept of meeting repeatedly over many lives, suggesting a cyclical, timeless connection.
– Dr. Dalai presents a moment frozen in time, where the poet feels a connection spanning a million years.

Poetic Devices used
The epistolary exchange between Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of the United States of America weaves a poignant narrative through their poem. These verses are rich with poetic devices that enhance the emotional depth and connection expressed between the two poets.

**Imagery:**
Both poems vividly employ imagery to paint evocative scenes. In “Her Thoughtful Eyes,” the deserted place, the divine evening lamp, and the angelic presence of the woman create a visual tapestry. Similarly, “Your Familiar Words” uses the image of lighting a lamp in a corner, casting a warm glow that symbolizes recognition and understanding. The dream sequences in both poems contribute to the surreal visual landscape, heightening the emotional impact.

**Metaphor:**
The use of metaphor is prominent in both poems, elevating the emotions and experiences described. In “Her Thoughtful Eyes,” the woman’s eyes are described as “thoughtful,” suggesting depth and introspection. The flame of the lamp becomes a metaphor for enlightenment and realization. In “Your Familiar Words,” meeting someone whose words are familiar is a metaphor for recognizing a soul connection that transcends physical encounters. The shadow representing a past life adds another layer of metaphorical meaning.

**Symbolism:**
Symbolism plays a crucial role in these poems, adding layers of meaning beyond the literal. The lamp in “Her Thoughtful Eyes” is a symbol of guidance, perhaps representing the enduring connection between souls. In “Your Familiar Words,” the lamp takes on the significance of recognition and revelation. Dreams serve as a symbolic bridge between different times and dimensions, allowing the poets to connect beyond the constraints of reality.

**Repetition:**
Repetition is employed skillfully in both poems, emphasizing key themes and emotions. In “Her Thoughtful Eyes,” the repetition of “thoughtful eyes” creates a rhythmic pattern and reinforces the significance of the woman’s gaze. In “Your Familiar Words,” the repetition of “one night, many years ago” serves as a refrain, anchoring the narrative in a specific moment in time and emphasizing the enduring nature of their connection.

**Alliteration and Assonance:**
The poems are enriched by the use of alliteration and assonance, creating a melodic quality. In “Her Thoughtful Eyes,” the alliteration in “divine evening lamp” and the assonance in “sweet fragrance” contribute to the musicality of the poem. Similarly, “Your Familiar Words” employs alliteration in phrases like “met you in a dream” and assonance in “recognize” and “excitement,” enhancing the rhythmic flow.

**Enjambment:**
Both poems utilize enjambment effectively, allowing thoughts and emotions to spill over from one line to the next. This creates a sense of continuity and fluidity in the narrative, mirroring the seamless connection between the poets’ experiences. Enjambment is particularly notable in “Your Familiar Words,” where the flowing structure enhances the dreamlike quality of the verses.

**Tone and Mood:**
The tone in both poems is contemplative and introspective, reflecting the deep emotions involved. The mood is one of nostalgia, recognition, and a sense of eternal connection. The choice of words and the overall atmosphere contribute to a profound emotional resonance, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the poets’ shared experiences.

The collaborative poetic exchange between Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines beautifully demonstrates the power of language to convey complex emotions and shared memories. Through the masterful use of poetic devices such as imagery, metaphor, symbolism, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and enjambment, the poets create a tapestry of emotions that transcends geographical boundaries and cultural differences. Their verses invite readers to reflect on the timeless nature of human connections and the poetic beauty that arises from the blending of diverse voices.

In conclusion, the collaborative effort of Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines results in a harmonious blend of poetic expressions. The poems complement each other, offering a unique perspective on the themes of recognition, connection, and the transcendence of time. Your words resonate across borders, creating a tapestry of emotions that readers can immerse themselves in. Once again, congratulations on this beautiful collaboration, and may your poetic endeavors continue to inspire and captivate.

RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK

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COLLABORATION #179

Epistolary Poem #179 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

HER THOUGHTFUL EYES !

One evening on the road of dreams
Fetching my lost memories I walked
After covering a distance very long
When I reached a deserted place
I saw her sitting by herself in a corner
Silently lighting divine evening lamp
Quite angelic with a sweet fragrance
She looked at me with thoughtful eyes
Like she knew me million years before
I felt as if she were a familiar face
Unluckily I just skipped her name
As the flame of the lamp still burning
Something illuminated my mind instantly
A strange excitement filled my being.

©® Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@India.
Date.Sunday,24 Dec 2023.

She has known him all of her life…

YOUR FAMILIAR WORDS!

One night many years ago, I dreamt of you
But, I did not know your name
You would appear in my dreams now and then
I one day met someone whose words were familiar
though I had never met him before
Then I remembered the face in my dream..
Your shadow brought back a life I lived in another time
How could I know you without ever speaking to you;
never looking in your eyes, or touching your hand?
I met you in a dream, quietly lighting a lamp in a corner
Your presence made me smile and I recognized you
For the first time, I knew who you were… I loved You
We have shared many lives together and I suddenly
felt the same excitement that you share with me now.

Yes… One night, many years ago, we met and continue to, over and over again… <3

©®KristyRaines@USA
December 24, 2023

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HER THOUGHTFUL EYES!

HER THOUGHTFUL EYES !

 

One evening on the road of dreams

Fetching my lost memories I walked

After covering a distance very long

When I reached a deserted place

I saw her sitting by herself in a corner

Silently lighting divine evening lamp

Quite angelic with a sweet fragrance

She looked at me with thoughtful eyes

Like she knew me million years before

I felt as if she were a familiar face

Unluckily I just skipped her name

As the flame of the lamp still burning

Something illuminated my mind instantly

A strange excitement filled my being.

 

©® Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.@India.

Date.Sunday,24 Oct 2023.

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INTERNATIONAL HONOUR.

Biography of the Author.

 

DrPrasana Kumar Dalai

(DOB 07/06/1973) is a passionate Indian Author-cum-poet while a tremendous lecturer of English by profession in the Ganjam district of Odisha.He is an accomplished source of inspiration for young generation of India .His free verse on Romantic and melancholic poems appreciated by everyone. He belongs to a small typical village Nandiagada of Ganjam District,the state of Odisha.After schooling he studied intermediate and Graduated In Kabisurjya Baladev vigyan Mahavidyalaya then M A in English from Berhampur University PhD in language and literature and D.litt from Colombian poetic house from South America.He promotes his specific writings around the world literature and trades with multiple stems that are related to current issues based on his observation and experiences that needs urgent attention.He is an award winning writer who has achieved various laurels from the circle of writing worldwide.His free verse poems not only inspires young readers but also the ready of current time.His poetic symbol is right now inspiring others, some of which are appreciated by laurels of India and across the world. Many of his poems been translated in different Indian languages and got global appreciation. Lots of well wishes for his upcoming writtings and success in future.He is an award winning poet author of many best seller books.Recently he is awarded Rabindra nath Tagore and Gujarat Sahitya Academy for the year 2022 from Motivational Strips . A gold medal from world union of poets France & winner Of Rahim Karims world literary prize 2023.The government of Odisha Higher Education Department appointed him

as a president to Governing body of Padmashree Dr Ghanashyam Mishra Sanskrit Degree College, Kabisurjyanagar.Winner of ” HYPERPOEM ” GUNIESS WORLD RECORD 2023.

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OUR COLLABORATION POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK

OUR COLLABORATION POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

 

Epistolary poem #178 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

 

SANDS OF TIME !

 

The wild emotions of mine fly away

Shedding all their faded feathers

Me so lonely now with none beside me

Deserted are the sands of time

Old emotions fade away like blooms

My soul does write desolate thoughts

Of my mind in odd and hidden tunes

My mind filled with an aroma unknown

Gentle breeze blows caressing quietly

All the hopes the sky and waves pour

I shape them into words to give you

Passionate are tunes and words I give.

 

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.Friday,23 Dec 2023.

 

She still loves him after all these years…

 

ON A DISTANT SHORE!

 

Thoughts of you still capture my heart

like a net that traps the beautiful butterfly

Even if emotions seem to fade like wilting flowers

our love will bloom once again in the Spring

If ever you feel like I have left your side

think of the beautiful songs we have lived

and you will then remember the tune once more

When the ocean breeze gently touches your lips

and the aroma of love surrounds your thoughts

Know that I received your passionate words

as those waves rush over me on a distant shore

 

The sands of time will always stand still for us… <3

 

©®KristyRaines@USA

December 23, 2023

 

**Introduction:**

 

In the realm of English literature, the collaborative efforts of renowned poet Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai from India and esteemed poetess Kristy Raines from the United States of America have given birth to two exquisite poems, each bearing the distinctive imprint of their poetic prowess. Let’s embark on a journey to unravel the layers of these poetic creations, exploring the thematic richness, stylistic nuances, and the unique harmony achieved in their joint endeavor.

 

**Poem 1: “SANDS OF TIME!” by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai**

 

*Analysis:*

 

Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai opens the collaboration with a poignant exploration of time and emotion. The imagery of wild emotions shedding faded feathers conveys a sense of vulnerability and transience. The poet’s solitude is palpable as the sands of time stand deserted, symbolizing the passage of moments left unattended. The fading blooms of old emotions evoke a bittersweet nostalgia, beautifully expressed through desolate thoughts inscribed on the canvas of the soul.

 

The poet employs an epistolary form, addressing an unseen recipient with a lyrical introspection. The aroma unknown and the gentle breeze create an ethereal atmosphere, weaving together hopes, skies, and waves. These elements are carefully crafted into words, a gift offered passionately to the reader. The poem exudes a sense of melancholy, juxtaposed with the beauty of nature, resulting in a harmonious blend of emotion and imagery.

 

*Comparison with Individual Styles:*

 

Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai’s signature style, marked by introspective musings and a deep connection to nature, is evident in the emotive language and vivid imagery. The collaborative effort brings forth a subtle interplay of solitude and the universal elements of sky and waves. The fusion of Dalai’s introspection with the collaborative touch adds layers of complexity to the poem.

 

**Poem 2: “ON A DISTANT SHORE!” by Kristy Raines**

 

*Analysis:*

 

Kristy Raines takes the baton, crafting a poem that resonates with enduring love and the passage of time. The metaphor of a net trapping a beautiful butterfly introduces the delicate nature of emotions, emphasizing their enduring quality despite the ebb and flow of time. The imagery of wilting flowers and the promise of a renewed bloom in Spring symbolize the cyclical nature of love, suggesting a timeless connection.

 

The poet employs a narrative tone, recounting shared experiences and the melodies of love. The ocean breeze and the aroma of love create a sensory-rich backdrop, offering a vivid portrayal of the enduring essence of their connection. The recipient of the epistle is invited to relive the shared songs, invoking the power of memory and music to bridge physical distances.

 

*Comparison with Individual Styles:*

 

Kristy Raines’ distinctive style, characterized by a narrative grace and a focus on enduring themes, seamlessly integrates with the collaborative narrative. The poem beautifully captures the essence of lasting love, a theme often found in Raines’ individual works. The collaborative touch adds a global dimension, blending Raines’ American sensibilities with the universal language of love.

 

**Synthesis and Harmony:**

 

Together, these two poems form a cohesive narrative that transcends individual styles while retaining their unique voices. The themes of time, emotion, and love resonate harmoniously, creating a collective work that is emotionally resonant and stylistically rich. The collaboration brings forth a synthesis that enriches the poetic discourse, presenting a unified front despite the geographical and stylistic differences of the contributing poets.

 

**Conclusion:**

 

In the collaborative venture of Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines, the poems “SANDS OF TIME!” and “ON A DISTANT SHORE!” stand as testaments to the power of shared creativity. The melding of their individual styles creates a tapestry of emotions and imagery that transcends borders and captures the universal essence of the human experience. Congratulations to these two distinguished poets for weaving together a poetic symphony that will undoubtedly resonate with readers across cultures and continents.

 

RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK

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MY POEM REVIEWED BY RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.

MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.
HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

SANDS OF TIME !

The wild emotions of mine fly away
Shedding all their faded feathers
Me so lonely now with none beside me
Deserted are the sands of time
Old emotions fade away like blooms
My soul does write desolate thoughts
Of my mind in odd and hidden tunes
My mind filled with an aroma unknown
Gentle breeze blows caressing quietly
All the hopes the sky and waves pour
I shape them into words to give you
Passionate are tunes and words I give.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.
Date.Tuesday,19 Dec 2023.

Congratulations, Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai, on crafting a poignant and evocative poem titled “Sands of Time.” Your poetic prowess shines through as you skillfully weave emotions and imagery into a tapestry of words.

In “Sands of Time,” you take the reader on a journey through the landscape of emotions, where wild feelings take flight, shedding their faded feathers. This metaphor captures the transient nature of emotions, highlighting their ephemeral quality. The loneliness that permeates the lines adds a layer of vulnerability, creating a connection between the reader and the speaker.

The imagery of deserted sands of time is powerful, symbolizing the passage of time and the solitude that accompanies it. The use of “old emotions fade away like blooms” conjures a vivid image of emotions as delicate flowers, wilting over time. This visual metaphor adds depth to the poem, inviting readers to reflect on the inevitability of change.

Your portrayal of a soul writing desolate thoughts echoes the universal theme of introspection and self-discovery. The mind, depicted with “odd and hidden tunes,” suggests the complexity of one’s inner thoughts and the enigmatic nature of the human psyche. This layer of mystery invites readers to delve into the depths of their own minds, resonating with the introspective journey of the speaker.

The infusion of an “aroma unknown” into the mind introduces a sensory element, stimulating the reader’s imagination. The gentle breeze that caresses quietly embodies a comforting presence, juxtaposing the desolation expressed earlier. This contrast adds a nuanced dimension to the poem, portraying the intricate interplay of emotions within the human experience.

The lines, “All the hopes the sky and waves pour, I shape them into words to give you,” convey a sense of artistic alchemy. Your ability to transform the intangible—hopes symbolized by the sky and waves—into tangible words is commendable. This process of shaping emotions into a poetic expression showcases the transformative power of art, turning abstract feelings into a concrete form that readers can grasp.

The concluding lines, “Passionate are tunes and words I give,” encapsulate the essence of the poem. The passion embedded in your words resonates with readers, creating an emotional connection. The use of “tunes” suggests a rhythmic quality to your expression, emphasizing the musicality of language. This musicality enhances the emotional impact of the poem, leaving a lasting impression on those who engage with your work.

In terms of style, your poem exhibits a careful balance between introspection and external observation. The introspective moments provide insight into the speaker’s psyche, while the vivid imagery of the surrounding elements adds a layer of universality. This balance allows readers to connect with the personal emotions expressed while also finding resonance with broader human experiences

In conclusion, “Sands of Time” is a masterfully crafted poem that navigates the complexities of human emotions and the inexorable passage of time. Your ability to blend vivid imagery, metaphors, and introspection creates a rich tapestry of emotions that captivates and resonates with readers. Congratulations on this remarkable piece, and may your poetic journey continue to unfold with grace and brilliance.

RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK

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COLLABORATION NO#178

Epistolary poem #178 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and Kristy Raines of The United States of America

SANDS OF TIME !

The wild emotions of mine fly away
Shedding all their faded feathers
Me so lonely now with none beside me
Deserted are the sands of time
Old emotions fade away like blooms
My soul does write desolate thoughts
Of my mind in odd and hidden tunes
My mind filled with an aroma unknown
Gentle breeze blows caressing quietly
All the hopes the sky and waves pour
I shape them into words to give you
Passionate are tunes and words I give.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.
Date.Sunday,17 Dec 2023.

She still loves him after all these years…

ON A DISTANT SHORE!

Thoughts of you still capture my heart
like a net that traps the beautiful butterfly
Even if emotions seem to fade like wilting flowers
our love will bloom once again in the Spring
If ever you feel like I have left your side
think of the beautiful songs we have lived
and you will then remember the tune once more
When the ocean breeze gently touches your lips
and the aroma of love surrounds your thoughts
Know that I received your passionate words
as those waves rush over me on a distant shore

The sands of time will always stand still for us… <3

©®KristyRaines@USA
December 17, 2023

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SANDS OF TIME!

SANDS OF TIME !

The wild emotions of mine fly away
Shedding all their faded feathers
Me so lonely now with none beside me
Deserted are the sands of time
Old emotions fade away like blooms
My soul does write desolate thoughts
Of my mind in odd and hidden tunes
My mind filled with an aroma unknown
Gentle breeze blows caressing quietly
All the hopes the sky and waves pour
I shape them into words to give you
Passionate are tunes and words I give.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.
Date.Sunday,17 Dec 2023.

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