Biography of Suraj Samtani
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Suraj found his passion for poetry at a young age. He has been awarded the Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award from the Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau as well as the Editor Choice Award-I from The Enchanting Verses, and has published his work in selected publications globally.
Suraj Samtani's Works:
Suraj Samtani, 'Inspired to Perform', EI 2012 Volume 1 Number 1, Ekphrasis India (2012)
Chau Wing Kei Noel & Suraj Samtani, 'The Philosophical Quest for the Ultimate Reality.' Series of Academic Essence in Hong Kong (Vol.5) , Hong Kong: Forward Book Company, (2010)
Suraj Samtani, “Humans Limit Humans”, WINGS 16.2, Eprint, (2009)
Suraj Samtani, 'Stressing for Happiness amidst Tension? ', WINGS 16.1, Eprint (2008)
Suraj Samtani, 'Till Destiny Do Us Part', Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award Anthology 2006-07, Gifted Education Section and Native-speaking English Teacher Section Education Bureau, (2007)
Suraj Samtani Poems
Losing Life To Fear
In fear of being heard, In fear of being understood,
An outsider's love is pure, An outsider's love is unconditional. There is no duty to maintain the love. There is no pressure to maintain the love.
Have A Good Day
You've woken up to a new day, Make everything go your way. The sun will rise,
Handshake. Energy Transfer.
Sister, Happy 29th Birthday!
Welcome to the first day of the last year of your life’s third decade, An opportune time to gift your life a thrilling upgrade! ‘May all your wishes come true’, Is a cliché unused by few.
The Great Guiltless Gambler
You indulged in gambling As if you were working. With discipline and passion,
Masks Of Superiority
Our identities are masked by our skin and hair, Sadly, we can just never be truly bare.
Happy 27th Anniversary
To the couple made in heaven, Who are also celebrating their year 27. Their hearts have traveled long and far,
Happy 28th Anniversary
To the sweet pair, Who’ve lived forever under each other’s care.
You were once a part of me. You were once my other half.
An ocean within an ocean A park within a park A celebration within a celebration
I'm very sorry that I hurt you. I really did not mean to.
Released To The Light
Why do you still think of me? Why do you still think for me? Why do you still talk to me?
Who Are You To Me?
To me, you are... sometimes a rose,
Our communication has been rather dormant
I want to activate it, but don't know how.
I want to speak to you, but got no speech.
I want to write to you, but got no words.
I want to hear you, but can hear nothing but silence.