PORTRAITS OF PASSION
Publisher : Sapna Book House, Bangalore
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PORTRAITS OF PASSION
english Poems
by PRAVEEN KUMAR 
Published by Sapna Publications, Bangalore
in 1999


The Story Behind This Book
PORTRAITS OF PASSION english poems by PRAVEEN KUMAR Published by Sapna Publications, Bangalore in 1999


Praise and Reviews

PORTRAITS OF PASSION 
(Poems In English) 

PRAVEEN KUMAR IS A POET, A PROLIFIC WRITER 
AND A SENIOR POLICE OFFICER IN ONE.THE GENTLE 
PASSIONS OF A POET, INTELLECTUAL ATTRIBUTES 
OF A CREATIVE WRITER AND HARDIHOOD OF A 
POLICE ADMINISTRATOR HAVE SPLICED TOGETHER 
IN HIS LITERARY CREATIONS. 
 

COMMENTS ON SOME OF THE POEMS HERE BY RENOWNED POETS

 

I’M INCOMPLETE WITHOUT YOU 

Margaret Alice Comment: You elevate the humnan experience of longing for love to a striving for sublimity in uniting with a beloved person, and this poem is stirring, your style of writing is effective, everything flows together perfectly. 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'To a resplendent glow of celestial flow 
And two split halves unite never to part.' 

Reading your fluent poems is a delight, I have to tear myself away and return to the life of a drudge, but what a treasure trove of jewels you made for the weary soul who needs to contemplate higher ideals from time to time! 


IN CELESTIAL WINGS 

Margaret Alice Comment: When you describe how you are strengthened by your loved one, it is clear that your inner flame is so strong that you need not fear growing old, your spirit seems to become stronger, you manage to convey this impression by your striking poetry. It is a privilege to read your work. 

Obed Dela Cruz Comment: wow.... i remembered will shakespeare.... nice poem! 

Margaret Alice Comment: The poet has transcended the barriers of time and space by becoming an image of his beloved and being able to find peace in the joy he confers to his beloved. 

'You transcend my limits, transcend my soul, I forget my distress in your thoughts And discover my peace in your joy, For, I’m mere image of you, my beloved.' 

Margaret Alice Comment: You are my peace and solace, I know, I am, yours too; A mere flash of your thoughts Enlivens my tired soul And fills me with light, peace and solace, A giant in new world, I become, I rise to divine heights in celestial wings. How I desire to reciprocate To fill you with light and inner strength raise you to divine heights; I must cross over nd hold you in arms, light up your soul, Fill you with strength from my inner core, Wipe away your tears burst out in pure joy How I yearn to instill hope and confidence in you we never part And we shall wait, till time comes right. the flame in my soul always seeks you, you transcend my limits, transcend my soul, I forget my distress in your thoughts And discover my peace in your joy, For, I’m mere image of you, my beloved. 
 

 

 

RAGING FIRE 

Margaret Alice Comment: As usual, it is the symbolism of making love that is important to me, you clearly depicts the sensual delight, which is fleeting, the enduring aspect of temporary sensory experience lies in its symbolism of unity and inifnite love and read within the context of your previous poems, I think the symbolism is present in this poem also. 

Margaret Alice Comment: The symbolism of making love is important, the poem depicts sensual delights, which are fleeting, the enduring aspect of temporary experience lies in its symbolical value of unity and infinite love. Read within the context of the previous poems, the symbolism can be read in this poem also. 


SHE SPELLS SIMPLICITY 

Sarah Loves Comment: this is awesome 

Margaret Alice Comment: Once again you weave the tapestry of the symbolical meaning of her presence in your life and create the context within which sensory experience of love is elevated to the sublime. I repeat myself, I know, but I love these themes. 

Margaret Alice Comment: Weaving a tapestry, using a description of lovers to symbolise the presence of love in, creating the context within which sensory experience is elevated to the sublime. 


WE DISSOLVED IN THE OTHER 

Margaret Alice Comment: Still within context, the poet gives description of sensory love as a symbol of souls united in one goal, eternal love. Humanity is always in danger of separating the playful aspect of lovemaking from its deeper significance. When young, love is the best game their is with no strings attached, as people grow older, they discover how lovemaking becomes a symbol for real affection as loyalty and integrity to a loved one. 


YOUNG ROMANCE 

Margaret Alice Comment: The scene is very evocative, it could also be the description of sensual love without any other significance than momentary joy, the way young people love, abandoning themselves to physical pleasure without emotional involvement, since young people are on a voyage of discovery and making love is one of the stations along the way. Within the context of this series of poems, I assume the poet wishes to assign an emotional significance to the love he depicts, a love relationship that is meant to last. Very well written, you have done a splendid job. 
 

 

RHYTHMS OF LIFE 

Guillermo Veloso Comment: What a wonderful manifesto. I have been thinking lately of life as a see-saw with our goal the fulcrum. your poem adds clarity to my journey. thank 
you for sharing Praveen 


I LOVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE 

Hasmukh Amathalal Comment: Love sprouts in heart and sits in soul, 
Love bounces from the soul to light up loved things, 
Love lights steady flame of heavenly bliss 
And melts all pride and binds loved ones....ya love bounces from soul to light... truely said... i liked the theme....10 


A WALL OF TIME 

Rose-marie Mitchell Comment: Nice poem! Nice words! - 'In the womb of deep slumber'.- very poetic. 


WE LIVE IN HOPES 

Jay greene Comment: amazing is the only word i can think of speechless 10+++++ 


SHE IS THIRTY, I’M SIXTY 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: This is simple mathematics. Use your lower half (sixty divided by two is equal to thirty) or wait another thirty years for her to become sixty. 


BE YOU IN WORDS 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: Good advice, worth following. Will take it to my list, for reference. Thanks for sharing Praveen.10 


HIS SMILE FLOODS TREASURE 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: Lucky guy..................... 
 

 

STOP COMING 

Sumita Datta Comment: But... it's a recurring strokes... It won't stop... 


BYGONES ARE BYGONES 

Sumita Datta Comment: Actually, bygones are bygones.. liked your piece of work... 


ETERNAL SEARCH 

Bonnie Shipman Comment: Praveen, this is very beautiful. The words flow smoothly and finely. In it, I see God's search for man. Even when we would hide ourselves from the living God, He finds us and calls to us. We need only to respond. 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'I chose words, I created worlds 
To impale you in poetry's net; ' 

Struck me forcibly - to catch and hold through the power of words... 


GENTLE LIGHT 

Bonnie Shipman Comment: I am glad for the expression of this poem. But one question- what of the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit? It is the spirit which holds the most beauty. 

I see music in his hands. 
I see eloquence in her mouth. 
I see dancing in his feet. 
I see understanding in her eyes. 
I see prayer in he knees. 
I see giving in her arms. 
I see compassion in his shoulders. 
I see love in their eyes. 
I see God in their soul. 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'makes sorrow sweet and excess joy bitter 
To guide the life through a healthy rich path 
Of eternal peace and contentment; ' 

Eternal, the magic word, take sweetness from joy to sweeten sorrow... 

 

COSMIC PROBE 

Margaret Alice Comment: A cosmic scope, the speaker becomes a symbol of the dark earth [body] lying in wait for the power of light [spirit] to find and fill it with life and joy. The reader can find several symbols in the poem, find the image of imprisoned lover waiting to be found by the beloved who seeks him out in his despondency and brings hope and joy to his soul. the soul keeps seeking the physical body because it is home, allowing it to interact with other aspects of reality – or infinity. The lover and his beloved becomes a symbol of the unity between spirit and soul. It is a pleasure to come upon a poem that allows the reader scope to speculate in this way. 


HER SWEET SOUL NEVER HURTS ANY 

Margaret Alice Comment: The poet personifies the qualities of love, compassion, humility, upliftment, righteousness, as a “queen” that reigns over him and controls his actions. He uses the description of adoration for a beloved as a symbol to illustrate his relationship with these qualities that he admires so much. He assigns these admirable virtues to a powerful being who has the ability to reign over him. 


IMPREGNABLE BOND 

Margaret Alice Comment: The unity aspired to and attained in embracing a beloved can be seen symbolise the eternity of love – memories and thoughts are important as ties that bind the poet to the beloved – within the context of this series of poems the beloved is the personification of man’s higher aspirations. When memories and thoughts are lost, love remains and love is symbolised by unity. 


IN NATURE’S CELESTIAL TIE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'I live in her, and she, in me, indivisible ever, ' 

A beautiful depiction of love and hope. 


MY SELFLESS ANGEL 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'She found her joy I could not give her In my barren shadow, sadly bleak and cold.' 

What a strange poem, it can be interpreted in so many ways, within the context of these series, it seems that the virtues personified by the angel would not desert the poet even when he refused to embrace them wholly - I think. 

 

SOUL BOUND TO SOUL 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'We know we are one and destined to blend.' 
'But, comes our time, all is worth of it.' 

Now this is positive, what a great exmaple for the discouraged and tired seeker, keep the faith and all is worth it - great words, inspiring, lovely. 


SAPNA 

Margaret Alice Comment: 
'Oh, how a thing of beauty, breeds that much pain! 
How gentle love throttles joy, brings misfortunes! ' 

I always goes with Terry Pratchett's interpretations when confronted with sad tales like these - just as Romeo and Juliet should have checked for pulse before killing themselves, these characters should have acted in a different way - seems like Pratchett and I refuse to accept sad endings as inevitable - I never shall. Quantum physics says the universe splits every time a decision is made and quite the reverse takes place somewhere else - the universe split and in a parallel universe these two lovers are living happily! 


SHE IS PUREGOLD 

Margaret Alice Comment: “Wisdom” calling to foolish men and women mentioned to in Proverbs, the Bible, seems to be delineated in this description. Wisdom always seemed to be an aspect of beauty, because beauty without wisdom would lack harmony, balance, truth, joy, peace – this description seems to refer to the highest ideals men aspire to. Lovely way to put it. 


WHILE TIME COMES RIGHT 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'Yet, a distant glimmer deep in my heart 
Distinctly whispers that all is not lost, 
Everything will be right while time comes right.' 

That's it, hope and trust always, it gives meaning to human lives and best of all, it creates a positive ending, if you don't waver, your wishes will be fulfilled. 


 

 

SHE FLOODS MY SOUL 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'She is the precious jewel I sought all my life.' 

This reminds the reader of the parable in the New Testament, when a man found a precious jewel in a piece of land, he buried it again and went away and sold all his possessions and bought that piece of land to keep that jewel for himself. 


SIMPLY YOURS 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: ‘I’m “Simply Yours”’ a Romantic poem the …vibe spinning tangentially into horizon and picturesque…10 

Margaret Alice Comment: You are my world, my light, You are my fulfillment, You are my reason, my meaning, You are my cause and target, Wherefore I move all through life. 

Hasmukh Amathalal Comment: 
You are my world, my light, 
You are my fulfillment, 
You are my reason, my meaning, 
You are my cause and target, 
Wherefore I move all through life............open and frank admission I am yours' so beautifully interwove3nwith clear heart and it has moved me with its words.. lovely sir.....10


GULF OF LIFEAND DEATH 

Cyanic Orchid Comment: nice expressions........ 


DIVINE IS MY STATE 

MaKayla Straight Comment: WOW! ! ! GOOD JOB! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

“You fill me with such wealth that I, whether high or low, 
Need no worldly grace or scope unto me ever flow.” 

Ooo, wish all love was like this! I am paid to read dark letters of despair and your uplifting lines is taking me on a journey far away into a new universe of light, love, music and verse. You sing beautifully. 

 

LOVE SONG 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'With an ocean of emotions churning between.' 

The universal human condition, yet we all live on surface, we never probe the ice-floes beneath... 


TEMPLE OF WORDS 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

You bring huge waves in the ocean of soul 
That washes the shores of heart and mind 
With melodious tunes and passions' foams; 
While low tides set on the soul's trough, 
All go still and disturbingly calm. 

This is striking rhythm and melody, oceans of soul and passion's foams, great imagery... 


THE TOUCH OF SPRING 

Margaret Alice Comment: Comfort, gentle care, warmth - this is real love, wonderful. 


RECOLLECTIONS 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'Make life a vaulting heaven, this world, a joy's holy shrine.' 

'rousing pleasures' are fleeting, can be a trap, leaves the reveller feeling empty, but the last line is wonderful, the discovery of infinity in the here and now - that is something to dream about. 


MY ELUSIVE PRETTY WIFE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'To seek, search and discover my elusive pretty wife. ' 

What a delightful ode to your wife! I am reading ice-cold words in official grey documents ashen with meaninglessness, therefore it is a delight to follow a series of poems in which a poet delineates love in spiritual terms and emotions are more important than rational logic. 


ON HER 

Margaret Alice Comment: What a lovely way to end the official day, words that remind of spiritual truths and joys in feelings and uplifting ideas! 

TIMELESS SONG 

Margaret Alice Comment: it is very difficult to read grey words after these beautiful visions 

Margaret Alice Comment: you know not what you are for me, how deep and wide you fill my self, 


I LOVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'Love is pure bliss, Love is pure feel' 

thank you for this reminder that life is bigger than the small official space here and now... 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'I love you for what you are, 
Not for what you ought to be, 
Nor for what you some day is; 
You, as you are now, here and near, ' 

Unconditional love and acceptance, no ifs and buts and demands, to love because, not in spite of. 


RISE AGAIN IN THE EAST 

Margaret Alice Comment: “on immortal mortal face” 
I love juxtapositions like this! 

“unite in immortal love’s bond” 
That is the only kind of love there is, immortal – I agree. 
 

EVERLASTING JOY 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'You made this life a dulcet music, 
A passionate painting, a sensuous poetry.' 

You felt this, or imagined it, the ability to feel so much and dream of such visions, it has me in thrall... 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

You made this life a dulcet music, 
A passionate painting, a sensuous poetry. 
You dyed my heart in everlasting beauty, 
You dyed my soul in everlasting joy; 


PRISTINE WORLD 

Margaret Alice Comment: Enormous scope of your visions… bigger than anything I have ever thought about... 

Margaret Alice Comment: Shades and hues of infinite joy It is a great world of divine joy Where divinity spreads in fluid opulence, Where love cries in unbound joy, sacred temple Where gods come to worship the queen Who created the world with her pristine charm And lord over it all over since then; The hymns of love and dim temple light Come across to reach only graceful souls. No dusts and smokes of forlorn years Ever ravage her pristine form, Ever disturb her unworldly love, She lives and lives forever and ever in the old world, in all new worlds too. 


SHE SMILES FROM A MYSTIC LAND 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'Where we dwell in immortal rest.' 

Forever and immortal - concepts that give meaning to life. 


IN COSMIC CYCLE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'In timeless love that blends our hearts.' 

Key word: Timeless - the temporary world is but a window on the eternal timeless spirit that lives forever. 


IN CELESTIAL RHYTHM 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'She lives in me forever in the shine of my soul, ' 
'In every streak of love I find anywhere.' 

Perfect, love as eternal, every instance of love is one more channel to the infinite source of love, one instance of love opened awareness to all other manifestations of love. 

I HEARALLDAY YOUR LITTLE WHISPERS 

Margaret Alice Comment: ', you are unbound joy, inner peace, sheer harmony, my beauty, my truth and essence.' 
'nothing I find harder than knowing you' 

So many of us share your quest for mental peace and spiritual joy! 
CELESTIAL MUSIC 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'find her lurking in all splendid things, 
In all noble deeds, trusts and all human needs, ' 

Once again the theme of finding the constant wonder within changing things, finding the eternal beauty within the stream of life ever-changing - holding the eternal within. 


I’M JUST NOUGHT WITHOUT HER 

Lady Grace Comment: so nice..this poem talks a lot...well appreciated...very nice dear....smileeee 

Margaret Alice Comment: “immortal flame of my soul / timeless together / endless bliss / endless future” 

This is a language that stirs the soul, uncovers temporality to show the eternal spirit burning wondrously behind short-lived manifestations, the symbols of eternal consciousness. 

Margaret Alice Comment: Sarva Karana Karanam, Cause of all causes, Root of all roots, Source of all sources is she. 
 

HER RESOLVE 

Yoonoos Peerbocus Comment: you control each stanza up to the theme/ nice write 


ALONG THE VENNELS OF YORE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'And held me fast to her for all ages to come.' 

Love enduring forever - that is the only true love, the only reality, it lives forever, it is eternity. 


ACROSS THE GULF 

Margaret Alice Comment: “endless dance, a world of everlasting love and trust” 
“endless” and “everlasting”, words that hold more charm than any other in every universe 


 

 

LOVE 

Margaret Alice Comment: ”Unknown hopes Deepen passions and strengthen bonds. 
love does not wait for time's swing, But bides on steadfast patient growth” 

Love transcends time’s pendulum and instead of withering, keeps growing, across all intervening space, across the span of time. 

Margaret Alice Comment: She sprang from time's tapestry, Like full moon, And streamed soft light all over him; She blew over his heart's barrenness Like the gust of westerly wind do to clouds And poured sprightly rain of joy.A skyward climb discovers descend, ”Unknown hopes Deepen passions and strengthen bonds. love does not wait for time's swing, But bides on steadfast patient growth” 

My comment: Yes, love transcends time’s pendulum and instead of withering, keeps growing, across all intervening space. 


PARTINGS MEANT TO DEEPEN BOND 

Margaret Alice Comment: “While soul is on focus, no labours count, No obstacles haunt, no hurdles mount.” 

Having a purpose and led by an ideal, no amount of sacrifice can hold us back, obstacles shrink away under inner power. 

“Inseparably we are spliced in endless heavenly field, 
Partings we suffer meant perchance to deepen bond.” 

When the magnificent effect of temporary pain is understood and meekly submitted to, the pain creates a space for more joy and leaves no scar – we grow stronger at the places where life has broken us, and discover that pain changes us into glowing sticks if we let it! 

Margaret Alice Comment: Intense like sun and soft like pure gold, 
She stirred my soul to my singular goal 


FROM UNKNOWN HORIZONS 

Margaret Alice Comment: Perfect description of the soul becoming one with the all, although painful swelling of passion is stilled, the joy of inner experience as oneness is richer with feeling and experience than the physical world ever offered, and giving up the movement of passion is no sacrifice, but the door to a new horizon of celestial joy never experienced before. 

“And absorbs me head-on like water on sand; 
All passions still, but pure streaks of joy 
And I glow as light in communion with light 
I see with inner eyes and feel with inner mind; 
The soul that drinks the divine glow, 
No more sinks back to the hell of black passions.” 

Margaret Alice Comment: The reason I love this poem is because it gives hope for transcendence into joy, not away from it. “And absorbs me head-on like water on sand; All passions still, but pure streaks of joy And I glow as light in communion with light I see with inner eyes and feel with inner mind; The soul that drinks the divine glow, No more sinks back to the hell of black passions.” 


BLOOMED IN ENDLESS JOY 

Margaret Alice Comment: 'Hearts seared in pain for each, 
Now bloomed in endless joy; ' 

Wonderful, the steady, loyal heart recompensed, and even the journey only, the challenge, holds joy indescribable, love is its own recompense, if it also brings the travellers to their beloveds, just so much more beautiful! 

 

IMMORTAL LIGHT 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'What an immortal joy, you carried on you! 
You came and you went, but the light persists all over. 
the streams of immortal light, ' 

This is true love, when the appearance of the loved one changes the lover forever, the joy that was brought is immortal, the light persists even after the person left - the change is eternal and the lovers will be reunited after death for ever and ever. This is the only vision of love that makes life livable - and beautiful. 


I KNOW HER 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

'For eternal commune of souls, 
In ecstatic speck of continual 'now', ' 

Heidegger - in following Zen-Buddhism - experience wihout interpretation - phenomenology - eternal unity and ecstasy as one big eternal present tense - THIS is the perfect spiritual ideal, love becomes godly, the only kind of love to strive for, the dream and ideal... 

THAT DAY 

Margaret Alice Comment: An epic tale of cosmic dimensions... 

'Her easy marking him shook deep his soul; 
Like life to sunshine, soul to sweet notes, 
Her heart danced wild in his warm presence; ' 


PARTING RHYMES 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

“Trust me”, cried I, “trust the divine designs, 
I swear on my lovely Goddess, destiny shall shine bright; 
All fears and tears just meant to deepen our mutual bonds; 
Nothing shall stop me from bonding to my pretty queen, 


IN CAGE 

Margaret Alice Comment: Only shallow eyes do see me in cage. 


MY MORTAL EYES 

Margaret Alice Comment: How much I desire to take you in arms And hold you tight to my yearning heart! Tell me where you hide from my mortal eyes; I reach far worlds and find you there 


MY LOVE 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

She is my rhythm, the perfect rhyme, 
The cosmic dance that bounces worth. 
The world is a desert without her presence, 
A void is life, devoid of essence; 
The spin of time, a whine of hollowness, 
Cool and dull, whimpers of shallowness. 

FREE WORLD 

Booklover Tv Lounger Comment: Pretty cool. Sounds epic in my opinion, like it should belong to the beggining of an awesome movie or game. Great job! Keep it up 
-SJD 
FLOWERS 

Abhinav Baruah Comment: Thank you 
Beautiful fragrance and positive vibrant..... 
10+ 


COMPROMISE 

Abhinav Baruah Comment: 'Man loses to gain, 
Falls to rise and bends to standup' 

..... Beauty of living..... 
Enjoyed.. 

THE NATURE 

Indira Renganathan Comment: The nature is a clean mirror of the soul 
Where the soul itself reflects for real, 
Bright like the sun, yet soft like the moon 
And refreshingly pure like the morning dews. 

Amazing observation and study on nature....great 


SHINE LIKE THE SUN 

Margaret Alice Comment: The poem reminded me of the highest challenge for people who want to shine like the sun: ….. The ideal is to realize one’s full potential without infringing on the rights and happiness of other people. ….. The one who truly shines can love and accept unconditionally without expecting anything in return, ….. – who simply adores and loves the world and its people for the pure reason of the glory of their existence. 

Margaret Alice Comment: This exhortation rings beautiful ….. it should be directed to every human being everywhere, ….. 
“Be different, be the jewel of the crown, 
Shine like the sun all over the heaven; 
Stand up above the mediocre din 
And show how high you are deep within; ” 


POETRY 

Margaret Alice Comment: ….. the poet approaching the goddess and asking her to be his muse and share herself, her own inspiring mind and feelings with him, to inspire his poetry so that he can write about the sublime. ….. 

“Lo, poetry surfaces from discontented soul. 
The outside world in the inner cauldron 
Sublimates to hot soothing vapour 
That lingers in soul like poetic notes; 
Trivials of the world, while churned in self, 
Coagulate soft and sweet precipitates 
That raise this world to enlightenment”, 

the poet is addressing his own soul and his own muse, ….. 

What can I hold to impale you in words, 
You wait on the side-stage to dance to tunes 
To enter centre-stage, to create new realms, 
Build bridges to the mind, 

….. it is beautifully written containing all the rhythms and rhymes, 

“You pour live words of myriad hues 
In forms and shapes and rhythms and depths” the poet is dreaming about. 


WINNOCKS OF BEAUTY 

Margaret Alice Comment: “as conceived by a poet in a great epic; ” what an overpowering beholder ….. to write an epic song like this, ….. celestial ideal, ….. style is a lovely, alliterative music and ….. take the reader on a heavenly journey –“where desires and peace rise hand in hand, where the heat and light of enlightenment grips the soul glows in divine passions.” 


SELF-RESPECT 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

“The road is wild, but a pleasant pursuit 
To walk, head held high, in proud respect, 
Though hungry beasts with bloody teeth 
Wait to pounce and tear her Self. 

…..poem brings all the elements of self-respect together that make life worthwhile. The only beasts who can tear self-respect is the subject’s own vision and decision, nobody else’s criticism, opinions or action can ever touch self-respect – it is a citadel, a safe sanctuary, and the source of love – of self and everything else. 


 

BUDDHA 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

The Buddha found his final solace in flight and passivity, the end of all change. 

“In nirvana he found the supreme tool; 
He attained awareness, he sought all his life; 
Gouthama, the Sakyamuni, found abstinence 
The cure for all the pain and sorrow.” 

”He suffered for all, sacrificed all, 
To find the path of deliverance; 
He sought and lit the spiritual light 
That illumed and liberated self and world 
And cast gentle rays on the human race.” 

The Buddha gave his life to help those who need to follow the road of sorrow to its very end and attain sainthood – a wonderful thing. 


COSMIC GAME 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

”We partake in a mysterious game, 
Where as mere tools, we play the game, 
Though inside it, nowhere belong.” 

I have great respect for all who share your sentiments and feel the alienation implied by these statements. 


THOSE CAREFREE DAYS 

Margaret Alice Comment: 

“the world was a huge playground then, 
but, trust and love filled my world; 
the carefree days did light my spirit” 

The poet creates a picture of a perfect childhood, an idyllic picture …. 


 

BLUE BEAUTY 

Margaret Alice Comment: Inspiration and ideal personified as a woman, which in turn can be read as the personification of the subconscious also – 


POETIC INSPIRATION 

Margaret Alice Comment: Theme of inspiration personified as a woman: Together “Blue Beauty and “Poetic Inspiration” form a wonderful whole and the personification of ….. Muse, ascribing sensory experience and inner feeling to the experience, makes it exciting and provocative – thank you for wording your ideas in this way! 


LIFEAND COSMOS 

Margaret Alice Comment: Thank you for writing a poem about life and its meaning. 

“Life is a speck of light 
In the womb of infinite darkness, 
Life is a chance movement 
In the ocean of ceaseless stillness. 
Life is a celestial pinhole, 
Where matter rocks in endless cycle” 

Thank you for offering an opportunity to ponder these things. 


I NEVER REACH YOU 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: Indeed your poetic affect will ‘cynosure’ you … weather off … is just wreathing in … Excellent emotive poem... thro’ and thro’ vibe...oscillating… 
Ms. Nivedita UK 
PS 10 


INDIA 

Dilwyn Bowen Comment: Excellent piece of writing. Your pride and sadness come through with great skill. Must give this a ten and a favourite read. 
Regards, 
Dilwyn 


 

UNKNOWN BEAUTY 

Margaret Alice Comment: What a lovely way to describe finding an ideal, personifying the ideal as a woman and filling the poem with concrete images and enabling the reader to interact with the poem. 


CYCLES 

Venkatesh Ram Comment: marvellous.unguided it seems but in reality everything has a cyclic life 


LIFE 

Milica Franchi de Luri Comment: 'Life is an ocean of infinite waves' What a lovely metaphor... 


STRANGE WORLD 

Resten Swondo Comment: That befall in grotesque forms 
Beyond reason’s confines 

beyond reason, there is beauty. for love knows know reason as any man with two good eyes will tell you. 

Interesting lyrical power... 


THOUGHT 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: Rich in metaphor, very elaborate, and thought provoking.10 from me, Kumar. 


TO SAIL 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: How far should I sail to touch the shore of dreams? 
........Nice opening sentence. 


THUNDERBOLTS 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: Long reading. The last stanza sums up. 


 

FIGHT 

Is It Poetry Comment: These are... 
some of the wisest words 
i have come to hear... 
while here...iip 
Fighting is so useless.. 
fools fight..always.. 
wise fight for family, child, country 
and reward of labors...from thief... 


COMMUNISM 

Sadiqullah Khan Comment: Thought and knowledge. Well explained.10 


MAFIA 

Niyas Jamal Comment: jai ho! ! ! ! jai ho! ! ! ! jai ho! ! ! ! jai ho! ! ! ! 


SHE SPELLS SIMPLICITY 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: Wonderful portraying of femininity in various tones and tunes ….svelte supple lissome limber… 
Yeah we women are like that…and look for cooperation from all….this poem aesthetically sounds like: Glory Unto Women …thanks for this tribute-type poem especially when the aura and aroma of World Woman’s Day still oscillating …spreading noetic message … enjoyed by all heart… 
10+ 


COSMIC CYCLE 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: Amazing…spellbound…full of wisdom…gleaming glittering with all noble thoughts… Finish is ‘We ride the tides of ruthless time/In timeless love that blends our hearts. ‘Ruthless time can’t shackle us where Love is the propelling force… We stay anchored in the sanctuary of Love. Finest diction and plenty of food for contemplation and deeply…10+ 


 

 

IN CELESTIAL RHYTHM 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: Sir to me it is narrative poem rich in metaphor ambience and spilling vibes of emotions. Who she was? Indeed a poetic riddle poets’ love to keep inside …allow readers to ponder and find the answer…and your crafting is likewise… ‘Lay still and breathless, alas, in endless sleep... ‘gush of gosh… well it’s a part of poetry…thanks for sharing. Voted 10 

 

COSMIC PROBE 

Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK Comment: Magnificent chant soliloquizing with the All Highest. The canvas is unfathomable but your vibe outstretched max to cover in allness and fullness… you’ve made a free to and fro travel with ‘You and me and I ‘ 
Finally consecrated yourself ‘And spur you to the probe/By the sheer strength of our bond. ‘ Excellent poetic experience for me and learning …than you very much for such a great poem… Voted 10 
 

 




 
PRAVEEN KUMAR
Praveen Kumar, a bilingual poet, born in Mangaluru on June 29 of 1949 to R.D.Suvarna and B.Sarojini, has more than three decades of government service as a senior police officer. A More...