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A Synthesis of Romance and Mysticism
|by Dr. Shamenaz Sheikh|
The Wind Knocks at My Door is the maiden poetry collection by Rupesh Singh who is a budding poet, a PhD scholar of English Literature in University of Allahabad. Writing poetry is a passion for him as he is writing since his teenage from16 years. He writes in English and his poems have been published in many literary journals and anthologies across India. He is greatly inspired by nature which is being reflected in his poems. In his quest for deeper truths, he is inclined towards reading religious texts not only of Hinduism but Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and other religions of the world.
The poem though sensuous in nature also depicts a heart longing to meet his beloved. This love, longing, passion and eagerness are further carried in other poems of the section as, ‘With Palpitating Breaths’, ‘Search of Beauty’, ‘Beneath the Blue Carpet’, ‘Without You’ , ‘At My Open Casements’, ‘The Evening Flower’, ‘Separation’, ‘I Miss You’ , ‘The Consecrated Love’ and so on have the same theme running parallel in all the poems.
The poem is highly philosophical in tone and reflects the Indian spiritual tradition of writing poetry. It seems that he is greatly influenced by Vaishnav Cult of Bhakti movement as many of his poems seem to be based on this philosophy. The other poems of this section, ‘Invocation’, ‘O Light! O God!’, ‘Divine Relume’, ‘Let Me Confess’, ‘Rekindle’, ‘O God!’, ‘My Annihilator’, ‘My Cuckoo’, ‘My God’ and some other verses reflects his divine love for God and he is pursuing the almighty as a seer and a devotee.
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