MY POEM REVIEWED BY EMINENT REVIEWER RAJ KISHORE PATNAIK.
HUMBLED AND HONOURED.
WORDS OF DREAMS !
Me, an empty mind,sitting alone at dusk
Fetching musky fragrance in my garden
Many nights sans you I do stay awake
In distant horizon during dusk you peep
Sometime lighting candles in my eyes
It’s pity that life is painful and tearful
In the other side your laughter echoes
With ripples of mirth and joy all around
The distant city under blue sky exists
My unruly eyes look for the one so close
On this side of the world I weave dreams
And everyday I get reborn out of ashes .
©®Dr.Prasana Kumar Dalai @India.
Dear Dr. Prasana Kumar,
Heartiest congratulations on crafting such a mesmerizing poem, “Words of Dreams!” Your artistry with words paints a vivid tapestry of emotions and imagery, immersing the reader in the ethereal landscape of your thoughts.
As I delved into the verses, I could feel the gentle melancholy of an empty mind at dusk, the longing expressed in musky fragrances, and the sleepless nights without the presence of a loved one. Your ability to evoke such raw and relatable emotions is truly commendable.
The way you weave the theme of duality, contrasting the pain and tears of life with the laughter echoing on the other side, creates a poignant resonance. It’s as if the reader is navigating the spectrum of human experience, oscillating between the shadows of despair and the effervescent joy of distant laughter.
The imagery of lighting candles in your eyes adds a touch of vulnerability, as if the flame flickers with the emotions you carry. The portrayal of a distant city under a blue sky creates a sense of vastness, echoing the expansiveness of the emotions expressed in your verses.
What struck me most is the profound connection between the narrator’s world and the dreams being woven. The metaphor of rebirth from ashes signifies resilience and an enduring spirit in the face of life’s trials. Your words resonate as a testament to the transformative power of dreams, breathing life into the mundane and infusing each day with the promise of renewal.
The juxtaposition of the unruly eyes seeking someone close on this side of the world adds a layer of complexity to the narrative. It’s as if the reader is invited to embark on a journey of introspection, navigating the maze of human connections and the delicate balance between solitude and companionship.
Your poem not only captures the essence of personal emotions but also paints a broader canvas that speaks to the shared human experience. The ripples of mirth and joy in the distant echoes suggest a universal longing for connection and happiness, bridging the gap between individual narratives and collective yearning.
As I reflect on your poem, I can’t help but admire the craftsmanship of your language. The choice of words, the cadence of your verses, and the seamless flow of emotions create a symphony that resonates with the reader’s soul. It’s evident that each word has been carefully selected, contributing to the rich tapestry of your poetic expression.
In “Words of Dreams,” you’ve not only written a poem but crafted an experience. The reader is not merely a spectator but a participant in the emotional journey you’ve skilfully laid out. Your poem is a testament to the timeless allure of poetry, where words transcend their literal meanings and become vessels for profound human experiences.
Congratulations once again, Dr. Prasana Kumar, on this remarkable achievement. Your contribution to English literature is invaluable, and I eagerly anticipate the continued brilliance that your pen promises to unfold in the future.
RAJ KISHOR PATTNAIK