VOICE OF SILENCE !
Silence has a voice ; listen to it
Do go down the memory lane
My time still stands erect there
Silent are my awkward moments
My silent words I face everyday
So much pain and agony dominate
The sea water keeps dead silent
Million hidden silences beneath
There is a silent rise in every fall
Llisten to utter silence sometimes.
©®Dr Prasana Kumar Dalai @ India.
Date.Friday 03 Nov 2023.
MY POEM REVIEWED BY RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.
Voice of silence
In the realm of English literature, where words dance and emotions take shape, there exists a poet whose latest creation, “Voice of Silence,” resonates with such profound elegance and depth that it warrants celebration and admiration. Dr. Prasana Kumar, a name that has become synonymous with poetic prowess, has once again woven a tapestry of words that invites readers to embark on an introspective journey through the corridors of silence. As we explore this exquisite poem, it is only fitting to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the poet for his remarkable talent and the masterpiece he has gifted to the world.
The poem opens with a captivating assertion that “Silence has a voice; listen to it.” In these six simple words, Dr. Prasana Kumar introduces us to the central theme of his creation. Silence, often seen as the absence of sound, is here reimagined as a potent entity with a voice of its own. The invitation to “listen to it” is a call to dive into the profound ocean of silence, to explore the depths where life’s most poignant and significant moments are hidden.
The journey through this poem takes us down the “memory lane,” a path we all have trodden, a road marked by the footprints of our past experiences and encounters. The poet’s declaration that “My time still stands erect there” encapsulates the immutable nature of the past, where moments linger, unaltered, awaiting our return. This sense of nostalgia is a universal sentiment, and Dr. Prasana Kumar deftly captures its essence.
“Silent are my awkward moments,” he writes, and in this admission, he beckons the reader to confront the awkwardness that lies dormant in the recesses of memory. The acknowledgment of these moments of silence is a reminder that our past is a treasure chest of experiences, not all of which are harmonious or comfortable. The poet’s willingness to lay bare his own “silent words” that he faces “everyday” adds a layer of vulnerability to the poem, creating a connection with the reader that is both poignant and relatable.
As we delve deeper into “Voice of Silence,” a current of emotion flows through the verses, washing over us with “so much pain and agony.” The use of “pain” and “agony” in close proximity underscores the profound emotional landscape the poet navigates. These are not just words; they are a vivid representation of the struggles and trials faced in the journey of life. The metaphor of “the sea water keeps dead silent” adds a natural element to the poem, reinforcing the idea that silence is not a void but a force of nature, a deep and profound presence. The juxtaposition of “million hidden silences beneath” further emphasizes the vastness of human experiences that remain unspoken and concealed. The “silent rise in every fall” is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, where even in the darkest moments, there is an ascent, an upward surge that defies despair.
The closing line, “Listen to utter silence sometimes,” serves as an evocative and thought-provoking finale. It is an invitation, a gentle urging for readers to pause, reflect, and embrace silence in its entirety. It is a call to listen not just to the absence of noise but to the stories, emotions, and truths that lie within the silence. In this line, Dr. Prasana Kumar encapsulates the essence of his poem, leaving us with a lingering invitation to explore the profound world of silence.
“Voice of Silence” is not merely a poem; it is a testament to the poet’s mastery over language and the depth of his emotional expression. It’s a work that resonates with readers on a personal level, as it explores the universal themes of memory, nostalgia, pain, and resilience. Dr. Prasana Kumar’s ability to evok’s emotions through words is truly commendable, and this poem is a testament to his enduring contribution to the world of literature.
The poetic landscape is enriched by the presence of creators like Dr. Prasana Kumar, who continue to craft verses that inspire, provoke thought, and touch the hearts of readers. As we congratulate the poet on the creation of “Voice of Silence,” we also express our gratitude for sharing this masterpiece with the world.
In over a few words, it’s impossible to fully capture the depth and beauty of Dr. Prasana Kumar’s poem, but it is our hope that this review has provided a glimpse into the profound experience it offers. May Dr. Prasana Kumar’s words continue to resonate with readers, and may his poetic journey be marked by many more such inspiring creations.
Congratulations, Dr. Prasana Kumar, for your poetic brilliance and the indelible mark you leave on the world of literature. Your “Voice of Silence” is a symphony of words that will continue to echo in the hearts and minds of those who have had the privilege of listening.
RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK
Date.Friday 03 Nov 2023.