Some times old memories
talk better than new thoughts .
I wrote years back---
Once, while driving on the
highway I saw a number of advertisements. Some of them were for
jewelry and some for dresses. Last time I saw
an interesting board advertising “sari”. It had a beautiful
woman wearing a beautiful sari - and lines were written on them
- sari is poetry on the body of a woman. Another advertisement
about jewelry said almost the same lines.
Among common people poetry is always related with beauty,
flowers, rose, cloud and birds. All beautiful things come in the
category of poetry. Here everything is changed into beauty or
love. But in the world of poets, poetry talks about pain,
sorrow, war and even hatred. Poetry is another name for life,
and life contains everything - good or bad, love or hate, beauty
and no beauty. All the contradictions! In other words, the
definition of beauty is different in poetry, and the approach is
Death is a difficult thing for everyone, but poetry tries to go
beyond the death. It explains different dimensions of the death,
the death in war is cruelty but death in old age is liberation.
Poetry goes beyond the relief even and tries to go in search of
a new world. Poetry walks towards liberation through pain; it
searches for beauty in every pain and sorrow. Poetry is not
short-term emotions, which survive only for some time, but it is
a combination of thought, emotion and life experience.
In the time of marketing, when physical wealth is dominating
every aspect of life, poetry is losing its real meaning. Isn’t
our duty to bring back its position in society? Kritya is trying
to relate poetry to common people. We invite you all to join us
in this noble cause.
In this issue we brought the paintings of an Indian poet, -
Tripti , poet and painter.
With best wishes