"KNOW THE POET AND PEEP INTO HIS POEM ********************************************************* Smruti Ranjan Mohanty and His Poem “ A LOOK AT LIFE-21 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, By Bipul Ch.Kalita ............................. The Text .............. A LOOK AT LIFE-21 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Independence is a state of mind A way of life To be internalised and nourished To make one independent Of pride and prejudice Hatred and jealousy Violence and fanaticism Fear and false vanity And all those negative emotions That make one badly respond To whims and irrationality It is beautifully reflected In what you think In what you do How you approach life And look at others With whom you interact With whom you do not It is an atmosphere That offers you the best To be your own self An opportunity to flower and flourish And make your dream a reality It is not a licence To do anything You feel like Is always subject to decency and morality And other's right to enjoy The same with all dignity copyright@smruti ranjan 15.08.2015 If I’m asked to point out a prominent Indian poet whose writes in English touch the serious readers of the globe, I’ll have to choose Smruti Ranjan Mohanty as one of the many that I know, He was born on 1st January/1963 at Bamikhal, Odisha ( India). He is an M.A. in Political Science from Utkal University. Though he serves the Govt. of Udisha as a Finance Officer, he keeps on penning beautiful poems, short stories and critical essays in English and Odisha . His writes often appear in various Indian newspapers and journals. No need to say how his beautiful poems enrich the walls of various esteemed poetic groups The poem that caught my attention while I was going through the writes published on 15th August in the ‘Poetry for Peace’ wall, specially keeping in mind the occasion of the India’s 70th Independence Day celebration was “ A LOOK AT LIFE -21". Instead of writing something on the comment box, I decided to take up the poem for a critical exploration. It is one of the poet’s efforts to look at life too. On the surface level the poet seems to express his views on the concept of independence. He starts the poem with a simple definition, stating that independence is a state of mind and a way of life. He thinks that one has to be free from false pride, prejudice, hatred, jealousy, violence, fanaticism, fear and vanity if he wants to enjoy the real pride of being independent. An independent man must avoid negative emotions that can easily motivate him to respond to whims and irrationality. What he wants from his countrymen on this auspicious occasion is that they should refine their mental setup and purify their minds in order to feel the real pride of independence. The poet thinks that a man’s interactions with others show how far independent his personality is. It is an atmosphere in which anybody can feel free and homely in fulfilling his dreams. But it is not simply a licence to do anything. It refers to a good citizen’s moralities and responsibilities towards the nation and its people. There is no hard word or any difficult image in the poem. The poet’s simple approach to the hardest external question on the concept concerned makes the readers feel and internalize its answer. Everybody except the pretenders knows the answer. The problem lies in their approaches to life. 1.“It is an atmosphere That offers you the best To be your own self.......” 2.“It is not a licence To do anything you feel like Is always subject to decency and morality” The trends that the modern poets seem to have set induce the readers to find out what they do not see or understand in the very easy words and expressions they read repeatedly in the poem. I think the greatness of a poet and his poetic world lies in this riddle. It is my earnest hope that Smruti Ranjan Mahanty will keep on composing great poems for us. Bipul Kalita"
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"2 Years of Nojoto Thanks and gratitude to Sir Bhagirath Choudhary, dear brother Himanshu Jena and Global Literary Society for the honour. My dear friends, Very happy to inform you that our GLS family Reviewer honourable Mr Himanshu Jena has done a great job of reviewing poem of today. Today's poem is by our celebrated honourable Poet Smruti Ranjan Mohanty Hearty congratulations and best wishes to both. Love and light, Bhagirath Choudhary Founder Global Literary Society Esteemed Smruti Ranjan Mohanty ji, Your poem entitled ,A Look At Life -19' is a perfect portrait of life's course of action in your poetic splendour. Time flies so fast that it's very difficult to count the ups and downs, falls and flows and roses and thorns of life. The poet recalls the unforgettable memories of his childhood days that tag 'mother's touch and father's love' ,'teacher's concern and sister's affection' amid 'the carefree life' enjoying the bliss of nature. He also recalls the golden moments of youth that mesmerise the healthy bond of relations with so many friends.The journey of life never stops,ever goes on and on till it merges in the Infinite.However,the poet urges to experience the music of life to the fullest extent as he is aware of the fact that he won't get back again the same life of today. Kudos to you ,esteemed poet for composing such a brilliant poem on life divine. Copyrights all reserved Himanshu Bhushan Jena Reviewer, Global Literary Society 6 August, 2019 A LOOK AT LIFE-19 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Time Never go away In you lies my entire life Its ups and downs Its beauty and glamour And all that i loved and relished Over the years Let me go down The memory lane To my early childhood To feel the warmth of relationships Mother's touch and father's love Teacher's concern and sister's affection And the carefree life Lead in the scenic beauty of nature Take me To the glorious days of youth Colourful and fascinating To feel the nicest of relationships I have ever had And the drive and motivation With which I worked Time Just hang on a bit For i die to see once more That beauty under the veil And feel those most fulfilling moments That made my life sheer poetry On earth The Moment Stay a while I am to see life once again Give me a bit of you I know the next is not mine copyright@smrutiranjan 4.8.2015"
#Thanks and gratitude to Sir Bhagirath Choudhary, dear brother Himanshu Jena and Global Literary Society for the honour.
My dear friends,
"#OpenPoetry A LOOK AT LIFE-20 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY (COMPOSED ON THE EVE OF MY SON'S B'DAY) That day comes once in a year And let me remember the moment That made me a proud father Filled my life with The colours of a rainbow Which was just plain and white A little before May God bless you In sun and shower And endow you with All that you truly deserve And make your journey All the way nothing but Free and fare But never forget the values You have inculcated The legacy you have inherited And the lovely human touch You have For these to be reflected In your dealings And the way you interact For others are there To look it at You do not know What you mean to me I also did not know mine Until he departed and Left for his heavenly abode And made me all alone Where ever you go Whatever you do You will be always In the heart of my heart In the soul of my soul I may not be there in your world But whenever you fumble Just close your eyes I will be right there Behind your back Just be a good man With a loving and compassionate heart It requires nothing But an attitude towards life and others Which I think you very much have copyright@smruti ranjan 6.8.2015"
A LOOK AT LIFE-20
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY
(COMPOSED ON THE EVE OF MY SON'S B'DAY)
That day comes once in a year
And let me remember t
"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, the eminent poet and literary critic for writing a beautiful critical appreciation on my poem 'SOMETHING I LOOK AT-1'.Thank you very much, sir, for your wonderful words. Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"Something I Look at-1"is a poem that sheds light upon a constructive love which can also be a social networking platform. Here the social networking site caters to the interests of one and all, the young people are glued to it and the old people do have still opportunities but they have a nagging regret within them that when they were in their youthful vigour, it was not there to humour them. This site of ever-present nature has seen fluctuating emotions of variegated nature but it always has remained unmoved by these emotional turmoils and turbulences, it has continued to serve humanity with vitality and strength. This site is a friend who allows everybody to get in touch with each other. It facilitates the establishment of an interconnected and interrelated world. This is a site that prompts us to understand this world in a better sort of manner. This site is the most self-effacing entity treating everybody in its parameters with respect, dignity and equality, it ensures the rise of many unknown figures to the height of glory. This site is a site of opportunity and wide-ranging accommodative attitude. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of magnificent nature. Written by Cijo Joseph Chennelil.The Head of the English Department Kristu Jyoti College of Management and Technology Chethipuzha Changanassary Kottayam District Kerala India All Copyrights Reserved@ On 20th October 2017. SOMETHING I LOOK AT -1 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY I love you for you have in you the sentiments and emotions of all from a child in his teens to an old guard looking at the world through a pair of coloured glasses and repenting why you were not there when he was young and cheerful l like you for you have witnessed love and frustration agony and apathy emotions at extreme yet remained indifferent untouched by it You are a good friend for you never carry me away and let me lose touch with reality and a platform to look at me and the world around with all dexterity I love you for you have in you the beauties of the world the thought of present and the passion of yesteryears I like the way you carried yourself over the years silently enduring the sorrows and happiness unfolded on you you remained within but above it and carried only some likes and comments which are never yours I do not know if it is facebook on which I share views or it is the mirror I daily look at copyright@smruti ranjan 1.6.2015"
#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, the eminent poet and literary critic for writing a beautiful critical appreciation on m
"SOMETHING I LOOK AT-93 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Wars end in defeats Both the victor and vanquished suffer alike, incurring loses huge and unacceptable, causing irreparable damage to humanity and its collective conscience, and both having bleeding wounds deep inside that can't be shown to anyone else. In its womb grow the seeds of future wars In it manifests man's innate urge to subjugate In it a vivid display of ego and animosity, a naked parade of hatred and jealousy, a blatant esire to remain at the top in an unequal world of squalor and poverty. The world wars tell it all The victory of pride and greed, emotions and passions, ego and vanity over rationality and peace and all that makes the world such a beautiful place to live in. The darkest chapter of human history speaks volumes of man, his craving for identity, a place unmatched and the sheer madness to achieve it by all means. Hiroshima bears testimony to the victory of forces inimical to man and his development It tells how sad and pathetic life can be, how man and his madness can put an end to everything he has lovingly built and nourished. Hiroshima witnessed the harrowing tales of many, their wounded ego and shattered life, the poignant deaths of thousands who were yet to see the world and live a life and those who survived death and endured a life more pathetic and horrible than dying death hundred times. Hiroshima speaks emphatically The world can ill afford another tragedy We are to understand its language, keep the wound alive and bleeding to see and reassess it time and again. We are the same as we were then having the same instincts, pride, ego and jealousy flowing in our artery and vein. Hardly we understand the language of peace and love, but for the sake of our own survival we are to restrain our hunger for more power and territory, put an end to the arms race and make the world a better place to live, love and relinquish. ©Smruti Ranjan Mohanty 4.8.2018"
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Wars end in defeats
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