Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Rookie - 194 Points (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan Poems

41. At The Bus Stop 8/17/2013
42. Hour Of Coming 7/7/2013
43. Picture Perfect 1/8/2014
44. Bitty Mohanty's Denial 1/27/2014
45. It Can Happen To You Anywhere... 1/30/2014
46. Enchantress 4/10/2013
47. I Love You, Vani Vihar 7/14/2013
48. Wind In The Afternoon 4/10/2013
49. A Prayer To God 8/25/2013
50. Haiku On Soul 8/20/2013
51. I, She And The Sea 4/18/2013
52. Give Me That Promotion, Sir! 8/22/2013
53. A Woman's Scent 4/10/2013

Comments about Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (11/21/2013 8:16:00 AM)

    I have had the great pleasure of coming into contact with Dr. Pradhan and his
    great works. He is a gifted writer and is very well known for his observations
    and critique. He has guided me in areas of literature that was unknown to me
    and assisted me in testing the unknown waters of the poetry world.
    His style of writing and delivery of poetry is very unique in many ways. His use
    of many variations and styles of poetry is very admirable. A well known and
    well rounded Poet he is.

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  • Sarah Jones (9/24/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    A very gifted poet who is rather unknown in the literary world. I stumbled upon Pradhan's works quite accidentally. Decided to write his biography, which is quite interesting. The wide range of poetic styles is quite breath taking. Writing with a flowing diction, with rhythm, humour, sarcasm, symbols and metaphors, Pradhan is equally at ease with lyrics and free verse.

  • B. Laxmi Priya (7/17/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Dr Tapan is good at romantic love poems. But surprisingly he got all his awards for the philosophical and psychological type poems. Two Women and I, She and She are more popular. But I like the shorter ones like Nachiketa, Now is Time, Enchantress and Epiphany etc. Wind in Afternoon is another classic. Pradhan's Kalahandi poem may also be uploaded in PH.

Best Poem of Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

A Woman's Scent

That night when my mother
took me to her breasts
I knew woman had a scent
quite different from man's...

Tonight you still remind me of
my mother's old fragrance
though you too have your different scent -
a scent entirely your own!

In summer an aroma of apple juice
envelopes your breasts. In monsoon
the wet fragrance of wild forest flowers
in your hair. And in the winter
your arms smacking of honeyed milk
and your lovely feet of jasmines. In spring
this strong odour of musk in your loins,
and in your navel that faint lavender! ...

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Kissing A Woman

Just five years ago
she won't let me come near her,
let alone a kiss -
her lips
were a forbidden territory.

I would coax her, cajole her
plead with her
and fall at her feet, begging

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