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An Ocean of Love
|by Gopal Lahiri|
The foundation of the poetry collection, ‘Divine Trumpet’ written by Tapeshwar Prasad, reveals what lies beneath the emptiness and it takes a thorough knowledge of the soul to give the voice its own timber and tenor. His poems apparently showcase an array of voices which culminate into a single one at the end.
I find you, somewhere
In his Foreword, Louis Kasatkin has rightly summarised, “Suffice it, therefore to state that Tapeshwar's métier as a poet, is that his words paint a thousand pictures”. The poet wishes only to live the active life and the resonance is always there which interests the reader.
What warmth I compress
We discover the tone of compassion, love and hope in some of his well crafted poems. It’s all he possesses,
And’ll pent breath
For the poet, this is a surreal world of doubt and the response is addled by pain and wound. There is concern, fascination and apprehension that condition and limit the thought process. This powerlessness is mapped well in ‘Thy Image’
Not in the asking
Admittedly, his graceful poems register the changes that time inflicts and the setup is moving as well as credible.
From the birth till the end
It’s the tone, the tenor and pitch; it’s the way of looking at things that makes the poet unique. Sometimes his works are underwhelming and out of place also. Neither the flashy twist, nor verbal excesses but the unforced rhythms and illuminating words light up the pages of this collection.
O, my dear hoary bard
For readers his poems are a symbol of a new dawn, a new beginning and a reflection of search results. It’s wonderful to trace his views on mysticism in microcosm through the eyes of an outsider and ‘Thy’ is the second nature to him which is deeper and richer than the language.
In an ocean flow
Straight to heart, his poems are built from unfailing faithfulness and his works piece together history, arts and mystics with aplomb.
And I meander lonely
If there is anything missing in this collection, it might be the linear progression and commonality which we are used to. His thoughts offer us this solace that we can rise up and make our life a little better.
Divine Trumpet by Tapeshwar Prasad
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