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"Thanks and gratitude Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literay critic for your fabulous analysis of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE -43'.Infact your brilliant interpretation of the poem made it look more beautiful and complete Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life -43"is a poem that sheds light on the alienation and isolation experienced by old parents in the evening of their life due to them being abandoned by their grown up children,this is a horrendous prospect,many old parents today stare at day in and day out in our society of changing value system and a total lack of concern for the geriatric population.Here in the poem,the old parents have nothing to count upon because their hopes and expectations with respect to their children looking after them in their old age are misplaced and belied to a large extent.The parents bring up children thinking and hoping that these children will be of help to them in the final stage of their life,that is now discounted completely.The parents earn everything for the sake of the children,but at the end,the children are ungrateful to their parents.The reasons behind the old parents getting stifled in their home environment at old age can be attributed to two flaws of upbringing of their children by them(a)the children are burdened with the task of fulfilling the aspirations of their parents instead of them being asked to chase their dreams in life and(b)often children are told to concentrate upon the process of making money instead giving them advices by their parents regarding the pursuance of the principles such as truth,love,brotherhood,tolerance and compassion in their lives.Such crazy pursuit of money creates an atmosphere of use and throw culture leading to this objectionable state of affairs in the life of the old parents.At the end of the day,the old parents have each other for company,here in the poem the husband/wife combination reconciles to their situation or fate with total resignation and finds solace in each others arms.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 16th September 2017. Thanks and gratitude to my adorable friend and eminent poet Tulsi Shrestha for his wonderful analysis and words of appreciation which made the poem complete The most beautiful lines of your creation where soul of spirt embodied there in... " look at me, am I not your whole world ? am I not your dream, present,past and future ? When I am here ,why are you so sad ? The empathetic expression really moved me and my cheeks stained with tears. Most of old aged parents have been facing such a painful situation and their grown up sons never try to listen scream of their grief and loneliness. These lines do reflect and echo bitter reality of modern society. Salute for your creativity and articulation skill to ensure emotional sensitivity in each word and event. I adore you my dear friend for your unique exceptional write. A LOOK AT LIFE-43 BY- SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY No present to live for, no future to look forward to I was unfolding the pages of life to feel the beautiful moments I lived to know the person I was which is so alien right now. That dilapidated building, my wife's dream, built on my sweat and blood still stands there. The delicately furnished interiors with lots of dirt and filth now laugh at me telling me how wrong and futile I was in dreaming a future that never came by. The broken walls of the house, persian carpets hanging on it with coats of dusts remind me how elegant once they were, how passionately they were decorated like a bride to welcome my son and his newly wed. How beautiful and fulfilling life was the crumbling relics of which now we have, the costly toys and beautiful gadgets lovingly procured for our grand children lying dead in a corner, like us they need someone's touch to come alive again. Recapitulating those glorious days and fascinating moments completely lost I was. Alll of a sudden I felt someone touching my shoulder. She was non else but my wife with a cup of tea passionately looking at me, telling me with a loving smile, 'look at me, am I not your whole world? am I not your dream, present, past and future? when I am here, why are you so sad' copyright@smrutiranjan 15.9.2017"

Thanks and gratitude Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literay critic for your fabulous analysis of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE -43'.Infact your brilliant interpretation of the poem made it look more beautiful and complete

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life -43"is a poem that sheds light on the alienation and isolation experienced by old parents in the evening of their life due to them being abandoned by their grown up children,this is a horrendous prospect,many old parents today stare at day in and day out in our society of changing value system and a total lack of concern for the geriatric population.Here in the poem,the old parents have nothing to count upon because their hopes and expectations with respect to their children looking after them in their old age are misplaced and belied to a large extent.The parents bring up children thinking and hoping that these children will be of help to them in the final stage of their life,that is now discounted completely.The parents earn everything for the sake of the children,but at the end,the children are ungrateful to their parents.The reasons behind the old parents getting stifled in their home environment at old age can be attributed to two flaws of upbringing of their children by them(a)the children are burdened with the task of fulfilling the aspirations of their parents instead of them being asked to chase their dreams in life and(b)often children are told to concentrate upon the process of making money instead giving them advices by their parents regarding the pursuance of the principles such as truth,love,brotherhood,tolerance and compassion in their lives.Such crazy pursuit of money creates an atmosphere of use and throw culture leading to this objectionable state of affairs in the life of the old parents.At the end of the day,the old parents have each other for company,here in the poem the husband/wife combination reconciles to their situation or fate with total resignation and finds solace in each others arms.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 16th September 2017.

Thanks and gratitude to my adorable friend and eminent poet Tulsi Shrestha for his wonderful analysis and words of appreciation which made the poem complete

The most beautiful lines of your creation where soul of spirt embodied there in...

" look at me, am I not your whole world ? 
am I not your dream, present,past and future  ?
When I am here ,why are you so sad  ?

The empathetic expression really moved me and my cheeks stained with tears. 
Most of old aged parents have been facing such a painful situation and their grown up sons never try to listen scream of their grief and loneliness. 
These lines do reflect and echo bitter reality of modern society. 

Salute for your creativity and articulation skill to ensure emotional sensitivity in each word and event. 
I adore you my dear friend for your unique exceptional write.

A LOOK AT LIFE-43
BY- SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

No present to live for,
no future to look forward to
I was unfolding the pages of life
to feel the beautiful moments I lived
to know the person I was
which is so alien right now.

That dilapidated building,
my wife's dream,
built on my sweat and blood
still stands there.
The delicately furnished interiors
with lots of dirt and filth now
laugh at me
telling me how wrong and futile I was
in dreaming a future 
that never came by.

The broken walls of the house,
persian carpets hanging on it
with coats of dusts remind me
how elegant once they were,
how passionately they were decorated
like a bride to welcome my son
and his newly wed.

How beautiful and fulfilling life was
the crumbling relics of which now we have,
the costly toys and beautiful gadgets
lovingly procured for our grand children
lying dead in a corner,
like us they need someone's touch
to come alive again.

Recapitulating those glorious days
and fascinating moments
completely lost I was.
Alll of a sudden
I felt someone touching my shoulder.
She was non else but
my wife with a cup of tea
passionately looking at me,
telling me with a loving smile,
'look at me, am I not your whole world?
am I not your dream, present, past and future? when I am here, why are you so sad'

copyright@smrutiranjan 15.9.2017

#Thanks and gratitude Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and internationally acclaimed literay critic for your fabulous analysis of my

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"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"

KNOW THE POET AND PEEP INTO HIS POEM
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Smruti Ranjan Mohanty and His Poem “ A LOOK AT LIFE-21
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By Bipul Ch.Kalita
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The Text
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A LOOK AT LIFE-21
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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

#know THE POET AND PEEP INTO HIS POEM
*********************************************************
Smruti Ranjan Mohanty and His Poem “ A LOOK

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"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. 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 6th October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-5 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Oh, God! let me have a pair of wings to fly down the past where I could not live but cherished all along Let me have a pair of eyes to look and appreciate all that is beautiful and romantic the smile of a child to the scenic beauty of the earth the bewitching looks of a girl in her teens to the dainty cheeks of a newlywed Let me have a heart to feel and reciprocate love in all its colours beauty in all its forms that I sadly missed over the years Let me have a mind that never roams and hangs on to the object of love so fulfilling and beautiful in this world of glamours copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic  for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A LOOK AT LIFE-5'.Thank you very much sir for your wondrful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-5" is a poem of magnificent nature because it brings forth the ideals we need to practise in this world of manifold realities happening one after the other.The poem commences with the individual in the poem wanting to have wings with which he/she can fly into the past which is filled with basketful of good memories afterall as long as this individual is concerned.We all have eyes but do we see what we must see in our lives such as the beautiful aspects of life,the eyes we have we must use to observe the attractiveness of this world, the innocent smiles of the children, the bewitchingly beautiful face of a girl and the stunning sceneries all around. There is a tinge of regret in the words of the individual at the final stage, that he/she must be given the heart to love and care for others which sadly didn't happen in the past. It remains as a festering wound in the mind of the individual in question in the poem.In the end, the individual earns for a mind that doesn't have any ill will towards anybody instead it is an impartial and impartisan humane tissue altogether. 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 6th October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-5
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Oh, God! 
let me have a pair of wings
to  fly  down  the  past
where I could not live
but  cherished all  along

Let me have a pair of eyes
to look and appreciate all 
that is beautiful and romantic
the smile of a child
to the scenic beauty of the earth
the bewitching looks of a girl
 in her teens to the dainty cheeks
 of a newlywed

Let me have a heart
to feel and reciprocate
love in all its colours
beauty in all its forms
that I sadly missed
over the years

Let me have a mind
that never roams and
hangs on to the object of love
so fulfilling and beautiful
in this world of glamours

copyright@smruti ranjan 6.6.2015

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, eminent poet and literary critic for his beautiful critical appreciation of my poem 'A

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"Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, the eminent poet and literary critic for his brilliant critical appreciation of my poem's LOOK AT LIFE-3'.Thank you very much, sir, for your wonderful words Smruti Ranjaniji, Your poem titled"A Look At Life-3" is a poem of the spiritual dimension. The individual concerned in the poem regrets about his/her abandonment of God in his/her life here on this earth. God is along with us all in every step of the way, but often we fail to locate his presence in our midst. God is someone who is present when we need or not need him, he takes care of us each and every moment of our lives. God makes his constant presence in our lives from the beginning to the end, at no time, he shows any relenting in his love of us, he creates us and gives us the freedom to be on our own, our creator is such a benevolent figure indeed. In the course of time in our lives, we misuse the freedom that is granted to us by God Almighty and also we are more interested in the materialistic aspects of life created by him not himself, thereby we forego him and turn our lives into big cesspools. Here, the individual in the poem requests the God to bestow upon him/her one more chance so that he/she can make amendments to his/her life by not going after the ways of the world which he/she has done in the past. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of highly spiritual 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 1st October 2017. A LOOK AT LIFE-3 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY You were there When none was with You will be there When none will be In between From cradle to the grave You were all along Looking at me with loving eyes Caring for my needs But never interfering Leaving me to live on My own wishe I lost touch with you Fooled myself with Your lovely gadgets My independent wish And made life A horrible mess My Lord Forgive and Give me One more birth To meditate and pray And promise Not to tag me In your cosmic Maya Once again copyright@smruti ranjan 4.6 2015"

Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, the eminent poet and literary critic
for his brilliant critical appreciation of my poem's LOOK AT LIFE-3'.Thank you very much, sir, for your wonderful words

Smruti Ranjaniji,

Your poem titled"A Look At Life-3" is a poem of the spiritual dimension. The individual concerned in the poem regrets about his/her abandonment of God in his/her life here on this earth. God is along with us all in every step of the way, but often we fail to locate his presence in our midst. God is someone who is present when we need or not need him, he takes care of us each and every moment of our lives. God makes his constant presence in our lives from the beginning to the end, at no time, he shows any relenting in his love of us, he creates us and gives us the freedom to be on our own, our creator is such a benevolent figure indeed. In the course of time in our lives, we misuse the freedom that is granted to us by God Almighty and also we are more interested in the materialistic aspects of life created by him not himself, thereby we forego him and turn our lives into big cesspools. Here, the individual in the poem requests the God to bestow upon him/her one more chance so that he/she can make amendments to his/her life by not going after the ways of the world which he/she has done in the past. Kudos to you for composing such a poem of highly spiritual 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 1st October 2017.

A LOOK AT LIFE-3
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

You were there
When none was with
You will be there
When none will be

In between
From cradle to the grave
You were all along
Looking at me with loving eyes
Caring for my needs
But never interfering
Leaving me to live on 
My own wishe

I lost touch with you
Fooled myself with
Your lovely gadgets
My independent wish
And made life
A horrible mess

My Lord
Forgive and
Give me
One more birth
To meditate and pray
And promise
Not to tag me 
In your cosmic Maya
Once again

copyright@smruti ranjan 4.6 2015

#Thanks and gratitude to Prof Cijo Joseph Chennelil, the eminent poet and literary critic
for his brilliant critical appreciation of my poem

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