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Dr Sonia Gupta’s Meeting My Soulmate
|by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar|
Meeting My Soulmate: (A Collection of Poems)
The fountains mingle with the river
Love has been a favourite theme of poetry since ages. It is the quintessence of human life and the exuberant force that satiates the creative urge of the poet who feels the height of romantic feeling with full of emotional intensity. This sort of poetry- romantic poetry- is ever afloat on the high waves of imagination, sometimes touching upon the reality, flowing through the banks of joys and sorrows, passions and pangs, ecstasy and agony, longing and belonging. It bubbles out from the bottom of heart with full profundity and intensity.
She is very right when she says- True love is a blessing of that almighty. In love, as she points out-
She also defines love in her own terms taking support from her thoughts and ideas about the tender feeling of heart. It is deep 'bonding of faith and love' and calls true love a mirror, a symbol of 'God's reflection'. In her poem Definition of Love , she has rightly articulated-
Search For Someone is a very sweet poem about the sweetness of search and find of love. Her ultimate find is a' precious diamond' to be studded in the "ring" on her finger.' His pure heart and faithful intuition' mesmerises her to the extent of her 'inner satisfaction'. She is thankful to God for meeting her 'life partner' who has come into her world as " a God gift', 'a treasure' to be preserved for ever. She is very appreciative of her new-found love’
It is very much interesting to note that her poetry is a ‘love story’ dealing with the longing and aspirations of a feminine heart to facilitate all the joys and pleasures of life. In Let Us Begin This Story she believes in unconditional love with freedom at most. Since she is a modern heart, she puts stress on freedom in love and life, sans any ego clashes. She represents all the women searching for their life partner. She suggests-
Romance is the essence of life. It is the lovely stuff for two in love to feed on. It fosters surging desires to culminate into wonderful experience of love. Romantic love makes a way for them to move on along the crusty path of life with smiles on face and peace in marital life. A staunch believer in ideals of marriage she advocates through her poem A Strange Love Story for
Her A Strange Question wonderfully presents the journey of aspiring woman from her parental home to the new world of life she is destined to step into. She is ecstatic and enthralled to think of jovial embrace of new life. She expresses-
Another beautiful poem Listen Soulmate also echoes the wishes, longings and aspirations of a girl-
Love, in all its shades, need to be nestled and nurtured so that it is borne with fruits of joy and peace, that it provides some soothing shade to the love birds. This is what she has referred to in her poem A Tree Of Love & Care. She suggests
In addition to the poems discussed above, other poems also deserve our heartfelt appreciation because of the exuberance of romanticism. The poems are simply her heart’s outpourings for her love. Love apart, her dreams, idealism, marital perspective, new challenges to be dealt with, her feels and thrills, questions, curiosity etc also find a better treatment in abundance. Her poems are romantic and sanguine green with blushes, soulfully enthralling, and melody of imagination to be into the reality.
Most beautiful feature of her poetry is the simplicity and felicity of her expression marked with common diction and emotive imagery drawn from the world of nature. Barring exaggeration, she has adroitly made use of apt similes and metaphors to bring home her point.
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