your poetry is not only about harmony but also a mysterious beauty which sings when i read your poems and makes the lines appealing. your are one of my best friends in India and experience of sharing ideas with you was unique for me. i hope the love in your poems lives in your heart for ever.
Arkay drk -
-the emotionally charged creator of verses!
His name reminds me of a statement from a Russian writer:
i keep myself to myself and
shall always keep myself to myself...
The history of my orientation to his poetic world is hardly two months old, when i found him as
the monarch of this realm of Muse, like the immortal legendary nightingale pouring out his soul
abroad in full throated ease...
just like the language of poetry is never the language of any age, similarly a poet is not the poet
of any age, race, creed or color. The poetry of Arkay Dass to me is beyond the confines of all
boundaries and barriers. His pen voices out his feelings so creatively that he does not let his
reader remain in the world of reality while transporting him to the world of imagination and myth
, simultaneously making him stand face to face with the bony and bitter reality of here and now.
What makes him my favourite poet and the best one, is his use of all weapons in his poetic
arsenal.the ideas that so beautifully adorn his verse, are so universal and the voice of every
heart that he might rightly be called the poet of all times and ages.
By poetry we mean the art of employing words in such a manner as to produce an illusion
on the imagination, the art of doing by means of words what the painter does by means of colors.
In the light of the above statemant, we find him do what his Muse bids him to do:
Decorate my basic emotions
And musings passionate
With personalized symbols
And images varied,
Of allusions drawn from myth
And life's reflected realities...
In hisown expression his poetry is the silent language of the heart in which he tries to
Versify every syllable
With brisk rhythmic crescendo
To be persistently heard
In the corridors of poetry.
Yes! his poems are written to be heard , to be seen, touched, and to be felt...aesthetic and
synaesthetic.The appeal to all the senses in Sound of Solitude gives a unique blend of two
different senses; where the poet demands us to listen to the echo of the divine fragrance of a copious
crop of exclusive sandal wood; and when he asks fervently:
Do you hear with your broad eyes as i do,
The twinkling din
of stars and starlets
jostling for dotted space
On a rustic sky...
Reading a poem by Arkay simply offers an aesthetic pleasure for it caters to different moods and minds.
His expression breathes the spirit of radiant and vibrant emotions.How wonderful it is to try to relive in
our imagination, the experience of the poet; especially here, the evocative images, the rhythm of
thought, emotion, associations and desires help us to relish this experience. Quite possible it is to
dive into the ocean of his poetic expressions and come up with hands full of orient pearls in orient images
of Silk Route:
I have for you
Gifts of gold, pearl, diamond, rubies
And other precious Indian gem stones
stacked on a camel back.
I have silk and honey
And exclusive red roses kept hidden
In my poetic heart all for you...
Passion of love has always been and will always be the nucleus of all Romantic poetry.Here the feeling
finds fuller expression in Alphabet of Love and Three Make a Crowd ......simple, innocent and deeply
passionate! ! ! What a wonderful and vast world of love he offers as a reciproque if his passion is granted:
If only you wish
To listen to my sonnet,
How easy it is for me
To compose an epic
Of million couplets
And recite it for you
Under a moon-lit sky,
When me and you
Make a company
And the moon a crowd.
An enjoyable reading depends on the fanciful expression of the poet using arresting images and the style,
the simple, the elegant, the graphic, and the vigorous; and the world of poetry by Arkay Dass abounds in all
that can be called....Beautiful! ! !
Hey yo! i am interested in your poem by the name of ' Leave me there', because it is clear that true love comes from within. In other words if you give me a chance i will show you the true meaning of love. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.