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Solitude, Simply Resonates
|by Prof. Jaydeep Sarangi|
Poetry make things happen with vibes and it resonates in a thinking mind. It spills over white pages and glitter with dignified images, sonorous cadence and rhythm. Rajender Krishan is a gifted poet who enjoys a sublime sense of honesty and integrity with an inviting gallery of images drawing from different sources. His poems are worthy reading as he makes the reader sit and enjoy it. Small things keep happening in Rajender’s poetry as he depicts his home of thoughts in a language that is understandable, soothingly global and lucid.
His poems in this collection usher in a whirlpool of fresh ideas and a new zeal for life and joy of living:
Rajender follows a traditional way by embracing solitude for his creative zeal. For him, life is a promise; a never ending engagement. Noted poet, PCK Prem in his Foreword to the book says, “The poet wishes a happy future for everyone and desires moksha for man engaged in mundane.”
Many of his poems are meditative. There prevails the art of life:
Sunil Sharma, a renowned critic/writer rightly captures, “His style is completely new.” Rajender’s poetic world is “amazing Amazon” where poetry is a cleansing process of the mind at the advent of a dawn. His poems are ‘immediate’ with blessed innocence and sweet cadence:
Amitabh Mitra, a noted poet/artist/critic from South Africa rates Rajender’s poems as “an absolutely new feel.” His symbols unfold variegated experiences of life streaming from different sources. There is a ‘tidal festivity’ of life and living when we whisker from one page to another. ‘Home’ is an important fuzzy area for a diasporic poet. A sense of nostalgic past binds Rajender with his homeland. The poetic self-embraces the other through its infinite span of wings. Like many urban Indian contemporary poets, Rajender expresses his dilemma and anxiety to portray life of a modern man who can be defined as missing link. But, the poet doesn’t stop there. He leads us to a better tomorrow where parallel lines meet in a finite zone of poesy.
Rajender digs out the growing separation of the ethical and the legal: modern society as absurd and alienating. By virtue of his urban Indian and American ethos, nuances and linguistic mileage that reflect various facets of life make Rajender Krishan essentially a postcolonial poet. Rajender writes about the modern consumer life which is unique in many ways.
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