Foreword by Eminent Poets & Writers :(Chariot Of Musings)
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I studies with great attention and deep delight the wonderful poem book.
The collection of poems book is educationally useful, culturally relevant, academically sound, socially acceptable, psychologically meaningful, pedagogically helpful, philosophically admirable, historically excellent, and scientifically beautiful and no doubt, it is impressive, interesting, informative, inspiring, appealing and above all thought provoking.
Poet T. Ashok Chakravarthy’s collection is one that should be read in a calm frame of mind. Each thought is to be savored, each tortured emotion is to be turned over and over in the reader’s mind, in order to get the full flower of this offering.
This interesting collection of poems by Scholar, Mr. Ashok Chakravarthy focuses attention on the present appalling state of affairs in the country.
I compliment the poet for his erudition and for his fine collection of poems, which I have enjoyed reading. I am sure, other readers will find this collection equally enjoyable.
DR. P. GANESH
M.A., FUWAI, Ph.D., S.Sc
Professor of Sociology
KGF Law College
- TAKE LIFE AS IT COMES TO YOU
Prof. and Head (Retd)
Department of English,
N.A Arts Collge
This serves to express my joy and a sense of honor to write the Foreword for my fellow poet T. Ashok Chakravarthy. I quote, “Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends”. How true is the second part of the quote. Ashok and I met at Bombay Airport on our way to IASI, Tomania, to attend World Congress of Poets convention and have been buddies since then.
T. Ashok Chakravarthy writes but feel imprisoned in his own fort waiting for another theme to sneak and sow a seed. He is determined to write even though thoughts fail to confince him. But he struggles unceasingly on a steep un-imaginative domain. His mind is flooded with “too many thoughts / so many themes / some delightful / some mournful”. His thoughts do make merry rounds.
T. Ashok Chakravarthy seems to be speaking of himself. Here he is entrapped in the reminiscences of his childhood; there he is ready to opt to see The Other Part of life embedded in gloom; now he is happy, looking at nature, ‘the dawn peeps and his heart creeps”, then his heart goes to the downtrodden, the orphans, the illiterates, the children abused and neglected; and yet
He has to write, write and highlight
The pitiable, emotive and hunger’s plight
With a hope, some hearts in can soften.
To him, life is a cluster of knots / a future of unexplored destiny. Ups and Downs pester him and he seeks another part of Inner Life
The worn out curtain
in my room around
Greet me in silence.
Perhaps, they know
I too am a companion
Who match their stature.
This is how I know T. Ashok. The poems published in vast number of magazines speak louder than what I may write. A critic is a legless man who teaches running and I don’t want to be legless. To quote Dr. Johnson: “A fly, Sir, may I sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect and the other is a horse still”. So, neither do I wish to be an insect.
I wish, Ashok shall, as he promises us in one of his Poem “never look back / keep on marching / opt for a positive thinking / to achieve something”.
WE HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE – THIS I