Sunday, March 21, 2010
This poem ALINGAN (Embrace) is published today 21st March 2010 in The Surjyprabha daily.
The poem Ebmrace categorizes embracing at different stages of life. In each embracing there is an exchange of warmth. It takes some classical embraces of Krushna--Sudama and Rama-Sugriba. Old true friends Krushna the king steps down from throne and embraces poor childhood friend Sudama and offers a bounty. Here Krushna does not have a pride of a giver and Sudama does not feel of belittling. But the Rama-Sugriba embrace has a condition of mutual benefits. They make a embrace to help each other for fighting against their enemies together. There is also a parasitic embrace that knows only receiving and a relation with that becomes costly.
Still, a person needs embracing something i.e. a concept, near-and-dears. Probably a human feels more lonely than all other creatures. And always hankers of continuity though it knows one day everything comes to an end. Possibly, at alingan embrace of grand child, a grand-parent sees continuity and so, the embrace!
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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An aspire / a longing for a new morning that will bring new paintings on the wings of butterflies and wipe out blood stains from news-papers.
The poem is published at Dhwani Pratidhwani newspaper Sunday literary edition on 21st February 2010.