Emoting through poetry

Emoting through poetry
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 3
“The poet is an omniscient person, a sage or a visionary who represents the cultural ethos of the people, rather of the entire human race, through his literary creations with a peculiar sensibility while a journalist engrossed in his hit-and-run professional approach remains bereft of the emotional feelings of a poet. Imbibing the virtues and intuitive wisdom of a poet by all, especially journalists, can help overcome many constraints and accomplish more,” opined Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune Group of Newspapers. He was speaking at an all-India kavi sammelan organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi at DAV College here today.

The guest poets who regaled the audience were Kunwar Bechain who shared his emotions with “Dil pe mushkil hai bahut dil ki kahani likhna jiase behte huye paani pe hai paani likhna”.

Versatile Som Thakur introduced himself such, “Qatre se samndar tak gumnaam silsila hun, tode hazaar bandhan har kid mein rha hun agla paikun mera chhota hun zindagi se par maout se bada hun.”

Journalist-poet Kanahiya Lal Nandan, in his simple but impressive recital, said “Mujhe siyahiyon mein ana paaoge mein miloonnga lafzon ki dhool mein”.

Earlier Prem Vij opened the session with “Kaath hota main”, depicting the growing frustration in life. In his poetry of protest, Satya Pal Uppal induced life into the mehfil with ghazal and free verse. The ghazal mood was augmented by the prolific poet in his rendition, “Nahin to khoon ke chhente tumhare gaal par hote, ganimat hai ke tumne haadsa akhbaar mein dekha.”

With his exuberant poetic style, Dr Naresh doled out ornate ghazals. Dr Chander Trikha touched on optimism with “Naslen kabhi udaas na hon muskaano se yaari likh, jugnu se kirne maange suraj ban bhikhari likh.”

The other poets who enthralled the audience included Usha R. Sharma, Tarsem Guzral, Arun Aditya, Subhash Rastogi and Hukam Chand Rajpal.