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Kamala Sarup: Poems Are About Experience

Poems Are About Experience

By Kamala Sarup

I believe the meaning of poems is to realise our own potential. Poems are too complex but disagreement aside, poem is a wonderful thing to be conscious and experience the world. I know we may fall away from our happiness but poems are to appreciate the smell of rain after it has fallen, to admire the stars on a clear night, to soak in the sun.

There are special poems that we write in life. Those poems are like a candle that shows the obstacles in our way so that Life is easier to deal with. Poems says have we ever walked beside the ocean and felt a need to be part of the waves? Poems draw attention to the very simple things of life, relationship and spiritual philosophy.

Poet chose the poems as an appropriate vehicle or medium for the expression of his/her thoughts, feelings and personal observations on human situations, norms of human behavior. It is that poem can be called nationalism. The poet examines about the person's life, memory, love and happiness successfully.

Poem also creates a sense of love on the relations and the activities between human beings. Poet knows that whenever poet look at the flowers poet felt as if the world titlted a fraction.

Poet know do everything with so much love in our heart that we would never love to do it any other way. Don't hold to anger, hurt, or pain. Poem sees more, not less because it sees more, it is willing to see less. Poem doesn't make the world go round. poem is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Poet know that all of the feelings,that we experienced have a purpose. It is poem that impa! its vitality to our minds and hearts and enables it to germinate. Poem is a better teacher than duty because people love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.

Poet like to communicate feelings to the people. They want thoughts to be disseminated as widely as possible. A great book makes a great man and a great nation. It is Milton that makes England. It is Homer that makes Greece. It is Vergil that makes Rome. It is Frost that makes American. It is Muna Madan that makes Devkota.

"If you mean the genre of writing, I have chosen different fields. I prefer to write poems when the subject is serious. I write short stories when I want to present the modes of human characters .I like to write plays when I feel conflict in feelings and ideas. The subject also is important for me. In my poems I have taken themes of universal values like peace, harmony and freedom. As to the subject of my stories, I have shown mostly the negative characters that dwell in the heart of society. In my plays the subject shows the conflicting where man is divided in the two extremes". A Nepali Poet Gopal Parajuli said.

As I regarded in the beginning that knowledge and education were represented by poems, I wrote to gain knowledge for myself and then share it with my fellow human beings. As I matured, I knew that literature had a far deeper connotation than just gathering and giving information. It had implications that transcended all physical barriers. It dealt with emotions and aspirations reaching spiritual heights. In fact, literature incorporated the whole gamut of civilized human existence.

Today, I feel that I write to express myself . It has now become an inseparable vocation which I cannot do with out. I remember that is the spirit that makes us a poet and a writer. The attitude, the desire and desire to rise above it all. I know that our poems focus and attentive the path we have chosen. Emotions are what make writers exciting and worth living.

Poem says never to give up hope and your dreams, you will reach it if you try hard enough and you know that you can succeed, if you just write. Life is like a ocean, you have to take it to the shore without being afraid of all the tides and waves. The day you reach the shore of your life your goals of life are achieved and you have a peace of mind and soul. Poems are about experience. Life is also an experience.


A Nepali journalist Kamala Sarup is an editor of

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