Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Poetry Out And Loud -II by Sujata Parashar


Sujata Parashar makes beautiful poetry out of everyday mechanics. What makes me want to read her again is her manner of bewitching the reader with the simplest of words. Her poems are straight forward and reflect her candid attitude towards life.
It is this honesty that pierces through the reader’s heart.

 Her simple style is in no way lacking in beautiful images . To quote from ‘ The bridge of Friendship’ , the third poem in the collection–
“and  sadly even  land of five rivers
All of them burning...”
Such intense lines push us into a whirlpool of turbulent   emotions and we witness the poet’s plight not as a mere observer standing on the shore, but like a comrade drifting together in the same boat. Even the saddest of her poems end on a positive note, a hope   underlying all difficult circumstances like a silver lining in the greyest clouds!
Her poetry emerges from somewhere deep within her- and it is not just her soul, her poetry feeds the mind- in good humour  and  taste . Her observant nature is visible when she reveals her true thoughts to the readers, while stuck up in social situations  , so very characteristic of the modern world. The urge to break free from the constraints   that surrounds us and submerge the being into  deeper  and more meaningful  experiences is evident. In a way these mirror our times , the fact that we are losing on basic tenets of humanity and happiness and embracing the hollow foolishness trying to top some rat race.
 But it is not a one sided release , we as reader’s are released too.  These bits and chunks of dry humor somehow bring a faint smile on our face.
What holds more value is that  such  poetry does not have a melancholic effect on the reader, instead it belongs to the league of writing that revives the spirit after a toils of a hard day.
One finds himself uplifted, redeemed and accepting life’s experiences as teaching lessons...learning to move on ...

Her voice is neither too loud or over the top bold, she just manages to convey deepest yearnings of her heart in a very subtle way, which is an achievement itself.
Poems like ‘ Why blow your own trumpet’ and ‘ Tell the truth’ contain valuable advice applicable to each one of us in a non-lecturing style. Infact,   Sujata speaks like a friend sharing her views and not like someone  who tries to enforce  them on us!
While poems like ‘Guruji’ show the truth of so called religious leaders, who fool innocent public, it also shows what a minute observer, our very dear poet is.
To sum up in one line “ I find in her poetry, careful observation sewn together in soft words still  pricking our conscience deep within ”.

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