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Poet as Mystique – Musings Esoteric
|by Dr. Rama Rao Vadapalli V.B.|
Invisible Embodiment, K.Pankajam, Authors Press, New Delhi 2016, pages 80,Price Rs 250/- $ 12
This established poet chose a title which is misleading and even befuddling to some. The Invisible Embodiment is a collection of 57 poems. “Amo ergo sum” is well known as an expression of the essentiality of love for living and existence. Her preface begins thus: “It is my wish to bring out a collection of poems on spirituality for quite some time. Spirituality is our first identity. And a life without identity is difficult… I am not intellectually equipped enough to analyse or say which of the two schools of thought, the dvaita or advaita (duality or non-duality) is correct. However, I believe that there is a super-natural force that guides all of us… the poems in this are my sloppy attempts on spirituality based on the missives of my inner self with the cosmos about the sanctity and cohesiveness related to the nifty phase body-mind-soul-spirit which transpire and make me realise that ‘I am the Alpha and I am the Omega’ (which means ‘I am the beginning of the end.’) theory holds stuff. This subject being vast and my knowledge limited, I have no tall claims to exhort and what stirred my mind have simply found expression.”
Understanding the poem ‘The Soul’ is a matter of belief and faith. Nobody can say what it is. The body must go. But the soul is broadly and almost universally accepted phenomenon.
The poet calls the Omniscient-Omnipotent-Omnipresent we call God the Infinite Being and tells us that souls merge in the Supreme.
Life is there in a formless state and the evolved realize this absolute fact. Only the believer with immense Faith in the all-embracing oneness comes to this state.
Living is construed and expressed in a trope – a day which has morning, midday, evening, twilight and night.
The poet goes into evolution too. She concludes the poem ‘Evolution’
The poet as an evolved being preaches telling the readers in the poem ‘Seek God from Within’
There is the trope of a kite in the poem ‘Invisible Hands’ which suggests a little boy flying a kite and the poet goes into rhythmic rhapsody.
Pankajam adds in this collection a poem from her earlier book and calls it Soulful – An Epitaph. This indicates the depth of her feeling and sensibility.
Hinduism believes in the power and glory of the Guru next to Almighty God. The poet pays a tribute to the Guru on the auspicious, holy day Gurupurnima:
This collection makes the believer and devout reader feel that the poet is very near the state of maturation and crystallization.
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