Onkar Nath Gupta is a poet of his type
As his poetry is a blend of
Myth, wit and humour,
Indian, local, regional and classical.
Mosaic of Love And Legends,
The second volume of his
Which appears in 2005
Is a master stroke in local humour.
Taming A Tigress, Disengagement,
Learning In New Context, A Dialogue,
Your Grace, Gouri Pujan, Woman Is A River In Spate,
Anatomy of An Officer, Books, Learning Complexes, etc. the poems.
Nag-Puja, Swayamvara, Jauhar and Sati,
The poems of a verve,
As he relates them
In a historic-mythical context.
Onkar is a very good poet,
Full of myth, history and realism,
Taking the things under his purview,
A master craftsman.
As a poet, he is experimental
As he keeps fusing in
Folklore and fiction,
Classical stuff with local things.
Drawing from our household things,
Sometimes neo-classical and traditional,
His is ornate and flowery style.