THE TRUE REPLICA OF MY HEART !
No desire is left there in my world
Your unwanted complains taunt me
Age has passed but staying awake
Walked paths though feet seem still
Life remains but breath has paused
Valiant time has shown its spectrum
I ‘ve pain and agony caused by you
Every breath of mine is in your name
Still why should I be upset with you
You’re the true replica of my heart
From whom should I keep distance
Volumes eyes speak & I’m not there .
©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Date.Wednesday,29 Nov 2023.
MY POEM IS REVIEWED BY EMINENT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, ASAM UNIVERSITY.
Dr Nirakar Dash . HUMBLED AND HONOURED
Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai.: In this material world where people have multiple desires, the poet says,”No desire left in my world” which mean he has fulfilled all his desires to the extent of desirelessness.Being a love poem, perhaps the poet here speaks of his expansive and sublime love which deem all the desires of this limitative world to be secondary.So he being spiritually situated with no desire left, the desires of the desire-bound beloved taunts him.But what and who can taunt a desireless person! The very word “taunt”in the second line refute the statement of the first line, meaning that, the poet has still some desire lurking in his mind.The third line, strengthening the aforesaid premise,speaks in clear terms,”Age has passed but staying awake”It means the longing is still there.Despite shocks and shakes along the way,he pursues either the ideal or the physical fullfillment, through intermittent spell of weakness (feet seem still) A valiant lover in colourfull youth,he has taken all inflictions by the beloved in his strides.The fifth line, “Life remains but breath has paused” is a clear indication that life is impossible with her removal from the scene.Without her,he is a fish out of water.So the dire desire for her reveal the irony of the first line.The statement,”Every breath of mine is in your breath”hammers on their inseparability that rule out any sort of angst.The title of the poem bears the stamp of an all weather intimacy.The closing line, like the first one, is another ironic gimmick stating, “Eyes speak volumes I am not there” Very nice and witty poem Sir.Congratulations and regards.