ROAD KNOWN BY YOUR NAME!

ROAD KNOWN BY YOUR NAME !

You a soothing moon in my heart burnt darkness
You’re the one always for me in my dreams
The rain filled cloud & me the moment of wait
If our meet is destined in the coming rain
My destination is the road known by your name
You leave your street wearing wedding gown
I’ll have a season of rainfall all together
The thread is fragile ,yet hold it with love
This is the first day of rebirths to come
Me at one end and you just at the other
For the one that makes my heart a heart
Is the heartbeat known by your name.

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date.Sun,28 Apr 2024.

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OUR POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK

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

Epistolary Poem #185 by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India
and Kristy Raines of The United states of America

SOMEONE SHOULD TELL ME !

In that glittering touch of my dreams
Something new rises in my heart
Perhaps a smiling bud that giggles
In the deep and dark forest of my mind .
My new poetry sings and vanishes
Behind innumerable hopeless hopes
Someone should tell me in a dialect
My river of love flows in a new rhythm
And the sea of joy maddened in waves
I find not what new hue of her form
Can draw my image eternally lavish ;
Why is she acting all secretive today ?

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@ India.
Date.Tuesday,08 Feb 2024..

She has waited for this moment and now speaks…

I WILL NOW TELL YOU!

I always want to be the blooming flower of
the glittering touch within your dreams
Like an illuminating fairy that enters the forest of your thoughts
Do not be bothered by the poems that now vanish
because beautiful thoughts of hope have now replaced
your hopeless hopes of sadness which used to plague you
Your river of love now flows in rhythm with mine
as joyous waves become like a fierce storm of passion between us
The hue of my form is like the blood that pumps through my veins
which I now use to write our eternal story of love.
The secretive story of two lovers forever tied together by fate.

©®KristyRaines@USA
February 08, 2024

Congratulations, Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines, on your collaborative poems! Your creations, “Someone Should Tell Me!” and “I Will Now Tell You!”, beautifully intertwine to create a mesmerizing narrative of love, hope, and longing. Let’s delve into a detailed analysis of these profound verses.

**”Someone Should Tell Me!” by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai:**

In this poem, Dr. Dalai explores the enigmatic nature of love and the yearning for understanding and connection. The imagery of a “glittering touch” within dreams symbolizes the shimmering allure of love, while the “deep and dark forest” of the mind suggests the complexities and mysteries inherent in human emotions.

The repetition of “Someone should tell me” conveys a sense of longing and uncertainty, echoing the poet’s desire for clarity amidst the chaos of conflicting emotions. The juxtaposition of “hopeless hopes” underscores the paradoxical nature of longing for something unattainable yet deeply desired.

The imagery of the “river of love” flowing in a “new rhythm” and the “sea of joy maddened in waves” evoke a sense of fluidity and dynamism, suggesting the transformative power of love to imbue life with renewed vitality and passion.

The poem concludes with a poignant question, “Why is she acting all secretive today?” This enigmatic query leaves the reader pondering the mysteries of love and the complexities of human relationships, inviting interpretation and introspection.

**”I Will Now Tell You!” by Kristy Raines:**

In response to Dr. Dalai’s introspective musings, Kristy Raines offers a luminous affirmation of love’s enduring power to illuminate and inspire. The imagery of being “the blooming flower” within the beloved’s dreams conveys a sense of beauty, vitality, and enchantment.

The metaphor of an “illuminating fairy” entering the “forest of thoughts” evokes a sense of magic and wonder, suggesting the transformative effect of love on the psyche. The reassurance that “beautiful thoughts of hope” have replaced “hopeless hopes” speaks to love’s capacity to banish despair and imbue life with renewed optimism and purpose.

The synchronization of the “river of love” and the merging of joyous waves symbolize the harmonious union of two souls, united in a shared journey of passion and connection. The metaphor of the beloved’s form as the lifeblood coursing through veins underscores the intimate bond between lovers, intertwining their destinies inextricably together.

The poem culminates in a declaration of eternal love, encapsulated in the imagery of writing “our eternal story of love.” This proclamation of devotion and commitment encapsulates the essence of the human experience, affirming love’s capacity to transcend time and space.

**Analysis:**

Together, these two poems form a compelling dialogue between two souls, each offering their unique perspective on the enigmatic nature of love. Dr. Dalai’s introspective musings invite introspection and contemplation, while Kristy Raines’ luminous response affirms the transformative power of love to imbue life with meaning, purpose, and joy.

The themes of longing, uncertainty, and connection resonate throughout both poems, underscoring the universal nature of human experience. Through vivid imagery, metaphor, and lyrical language, the poets evoke a rich tapestry of emotions, inviting readers to explore the depths of their own hearts and minds.

In conclusion, “Someone Should Tell Me!” and “I Will Now Tell You!” stand as poignant testaments to the enduring power of love to inspire, uplift, and transform. Congratulations once again to Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Raines for their profound and evocative contributions to the world of poetry.

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COLLABORATION NO #186

Epistolary Poem #186 Written by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India
and Kristy Ann Raines of The United States of America

REPEAT IN SILENCE !

Speak slowly and softly
Someone may be listening to your heartbeats
Let not the words drop from your mouth
They ‘ll hear all your secrets
Heartbeats and eyes repeat in silence
Let not the world around you hear
Even your soft breathing
You come close to me
There may be traces of distances
Let’s get lost in each other
There ‘ll be no distance between us.

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.
Date.Thursday,07 Feb 2024.

She looks at him in silence…

WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS!

Show me sweetly and gently
things words can not express
How can I be silent as you look in my eyes
or in your strong caress?
Do they hear the sound of my sigh
as I’m in your sweet embraces?
Or do they see you holding my gaze
when we are in public places?
Silently I come to you
Turn off all the lights
Close any distance between us
It’s just you and me tonight… <3

©®KristyRaines@USA
February 7,2024

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COLLABORATION #185

Epistolary Poem #185 by Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India

and Kristy Raines of The United states of America

 

SOMEONE SHOULD TELL ME !

 

In that glittering touch of my dreams

Something new rises in my heart

Perhaps a smiling bud that giggles

In the deep and dark forest of my mind .

My new poetry sings and vanishes

Behind innumerable hopeless hopes

Someone should tell me in a dialect

My river of love flows in a new rhythm

And the sea of joy maddened in waves

I find not what new hue of her form

Can draw my image eternally lavish ;

Why is she acting all secretive today ?

 

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@ India.

Date.Tuesday,06 Feb 2024..

 

She has waited for this moment and now speaks…

 

I WILL NOW TELL YOU!

 

I always want to be the blooming flower of

the glittering touch within your dreams

Like an illuminating fairy that enters the forest of your thoughts

Do not be bothered by the poems that now vanish

because beautiful thoughts of hope have now replaced

your hopeless hopes of sadness which used to plague you

Your river of love now flows in rhythm with mine

as joyous waves become like a fierce storm of passion between us

The hue of my form is like the blood that pumps through my veins

which I now use to write our eternal story of love.

The secretive story of two lovers forever tied together by fate.

 

©®KristyRaines@USA

February 6, 2024

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Originally written by Hemanta Kumar Gantayat Translated by Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai.

Originally written by Hemanta Kumar Gantayat & Translated by Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai.

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SOMEONE SHOULD TELL ME!

SOMEONE SHOULD TELL ME !

 

In that glittering touch of my dreams

Something new rises in my heart

Perhaps a smiling bud that giggles

In the deep and dark forest of my mind .

My new poetry sings and vanishes

Behind innumerable hopeless hopes

Someone should tell me in a dialect

My river of love flows in a new rhythm

And the sea of joy maddened in waves

I find not what new hue of her form

Can draw my image eternally lavish ;

Why is she acting all secretive today ?

 

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@ India.

Date.Sunday,04 Feb 2024.

Picture courtesy Google.

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TWO GOLD FROM WORLD UNION OF POETS ITALY.

TWO GOLD MEDAL FROM WORLD UNION OF POETS , ITALY.

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

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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.

 

Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.: Epistolary poem #184 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and

Kristy Ann Raines of The United States of America

 

THINGS REMAIN UNREAD!

 

You tread this way every day

I often meet you on your way

In silence, we speak together

Feelings said but a few unsaid

With a little shyness in your eyes

And cherubic smile on your lips

Some haughtiness in loving ire

The butterfly and flower can’t play

You must have penned those thoughts

Might have torn them apart many a time

You’re bashful in front of your friends

Things of two hearts remain unread.

 

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.Thursday,01Feb2024.

 

She breaks her silence with him…

 

THINGS TWO HEARTS LEFT UNREAD!

 

We walk the same road every day

You walking one way and I another

We need rarely to ever speak when we pass

because we can read each other’s looks

What is never said speaks the loudest

We know what is there, and what is not

You poke at me and I play along

I get silent and make you wonder if I am mad

We play this wicked game but laugh under our breaths

But we do complement each other like the butterfly and flower

I have written these feelings down many times

Although, many times have I had to rewrite them

I need not brag to any friends but keep quiet

About things that two hearts left unread.

 

©®KristyRaines@USA

February,01 2024.

 

Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.: Congratulations to the esteemed poets, Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai and Kristy Ann Raines, on the creation of two captivating poems that delve into the intricacies of unspoken emotions and connections. Their collaborative effort has resulted in a poetic dialogue that transcends borders, blending the nuances of Indian and American perspectives seamlessly.

 

In “Things Remain Unread,” Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai crafts a poem that beautifully captures the subtleties of a daily encounter. The repetition of “You tread this way every day” sets the rhythm and emphasizes the routine nature of the interaction. The silence between the two characters becomes a language of its own, a shared dialogue of unspoken words. The poet skillfully weaves together images of shyness, a cherubic smile, and haughtiness in loving ire, creating a tapestry of emotions that remain unresolved.

 

The metaphor of the butterfly and flower unable to play signifies a poignant separation, hinting at the complexities of the relationship. Dr. Dalai suggests that the other person, likely a romantic interest, has penned thoughts but may have torn them apart out of bashfulness or uncertainty. The poet’s choice of words, such as “bashful” and “unread,” conveys a sense of vulnerability and unexpressed sentiments, resonating with readers on a deep emotional level.

Moving to Kristy Ann Raines’ response in “Things Two Hearts Left Unread,” the poem takes a different yet complementary tone. The repetition of “We walk the same road every day” echoes the familiarity of the setting but introduces a divergence, with each person walking in their own direction. This mirrors the individuality within the shared journey of life.

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MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.

MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

 

LOST WORDS !

 

My eyes do tell an untold tale

A bit nostalgic, fading memories

That used to flow in small streams

No matter whether one listens or not

She used to talk ,things familiar to me

Like writing passages and reciting lines

It ended as my tears stopped rolling

A better time would dawn in my life

The lost words would reverberate

Again in my untamed lips sometime.

 

©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.30 Tuesday,Jan 2024.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai on crafting a poignant poem, “Lost Words,” which masterfully unveils the depths of personal experience and emotion. Dr. Dalai’s verses weave a tapestry of nostalgia, fading memories, and the ache of untold tales seen through the eyes. The metaphorical use of tears as small streams emphasizes the profound and inconsolable nature of the sorrows embedded in the poet’s past.

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ODIA NEWS!

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MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT PROFESSOR OF ASSAM UNIVERSITY.Dr Nirakar Dash.

MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH Prof Dr Nirakar Dash OF ASSAM UNIVERSITY.

HUMBLED AND HONOURED.

 

LOST WORDS !

 

My eyes do tell an untold tale

A bit nostalgic, fading memories

That used to flow in small streams

No matter whether one listens or not

She used to talk ,things familiar to me

Like writing passages and reciting lines

It ended as my tears stopped rolling

A better time would dawn in my life

The lost words would reverberate

Again in my untamed lips sometime.

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COLLABORATION NO#184

Epistolary poem #184 By Dr. Prasana Kumar Dalai of India and

Kristy Ann Raines of The United States of America

 

THINGS REMAIN UNREAD!

 

You tread this way every day

I often meet you on your way

In silence, we speak together

Feelings said but a few unsaid

With a little shyness in your eyes

And cherubic smile on your lips

Some haughtiness in loving ire

The butterfly and flower can’t play

You must have penned those thoughts

Might have torn them apart many a time

You’re bashful in front of your friends

Things of two hearts remain unread.

 

©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai@India.

Date.Monday,29 Jan 2024.

 

She breaks her silence with him…

 

THINGS TWO HEARTS LEFT UNREAD!

 

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THINGS REMAIN UNREAD!

THINGS REMAIN UNREAD !

 

You tread this way everyday

I often meet you on your way

In silence we speak together

Feelings said but a few unsaid

And cherubic smile on your lipsSome haughtiness in loving ireThe butterfly and flower can’t play

You must have penned those thoughts

Might have torn them apart many a time

You’re bashful in front of your friends

Things of two hearts remain unread.

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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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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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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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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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The Way You Beautiful

You find so many people are far too hasty
But you are simply Beauty and tasty.

I like the way you Beautiful.
I like the way you best friend material.
I like the way you life partner.

You find so many people are far too hasty
But you are simply Beauty and tasty.

I love the way you care your hair,
Spreading your style everywhere.
You’re like a style fountain.
Enough for me like a whole mountain.

You find so many people are far too hasty
But you are simply Beauty and tasty.

You’re the perfect girl.
Leaving me in such a whirl.

You find so many people are far too hasty
But you are simply Beauty and tasty.

Friend, Girl Friend and Would be,
Marriage and Wife too,
Are the qualities of you.

You find so many people are far too hasty
But you are simply Beauty and tasty.

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