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Fligh of phenix – khrisna

FLIGHT OF PHOENIX: 1987-1989

1
I make myself man
each time I create
setting, character, tone
in a poem
create poetic sense
disclose my natural being
playing five senses
my distortions and inversions
evolve in history and society
to save the man in me
through poetry of self
2
The seed of my song
lies deep in memory
like paddy in field
blooms ages when wind
blows inside out and grows
genes in womb, turns self
3
A poem is madness
unique fascination
liberating language
re-creates, re-symbolises
disfiguring the known
secured norms
inverting the safe
existence
4
When sleepless poetry
fails to negotiate night
I wait for white dreams
5
The halo of my vision
is the Mother’s gaze:
he whom I seek is
hidden in her eyes
shedding hope and love
all around her mercy
6
Love is my prison
and freedom both
in her presence
my wish her wish
to be everything
her shiva and
shakti a dual-single
me and she, one
7
Love leads to beauty
and vision with perfection
pillar of dust or

fleeting shadow can
turn into light revelling
pure songs wrought out of

the clay blending joys
in naked passion seek signs
of self-discovery

roving with delight
and perfume of fellowship
in valley of peace

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Ram Khrisna

Ram Krishna Singh, nato e cresciuto a Varanasi, è un professore universitario i cui principali campi di interesse riguardano la scrittura inglese-indiana, in particolar modo poetica, così come lo studio dell’inglese inerente la scienza e la tecnologia. Ha insegnato inglese per circa trent’anni a studenti di scienze della terra e ingegneria.
È autore di più di 160 articoli, 170 recensioni e 36 libri, quali Savitri, A Spiritual Epic (1984), Indian English Writing: 1981-1985: Experiments with expression (1987, 1991), Using English in Science and Technology (1988, 2000, 2010), Recent Indian English Poets: Expressions and Beliefs (1992), Psychic Knot: Search for Tolerence in Indian English Fiction (1998), New Zeland Literature: Same Recent Trends (1998), Multiple Choice General English for UPSC Competition (2001), Communication in English: Grammar and Composition (2003), Sri AuroBindo’s Savitri: Essays on Love, Life and Death (2005), Teaching English for Specific Purpose: A Evolving Experience (2005), Voices of the present: Critical Essays on Same Indian English Poets (2006), English as a Second Language: Experience into Essays (2007), English Language Teaching: Some Aspects Recollected (2008), e Mechanics of Research Writing (2010).
Le raccolte di poesia pubblicate comprendono My silence (1985), Above the Earth’s Green (1997), My silence and Other Selected Poems (1996), The River Returns (2006), Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009), e Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010). Alcune sue poesie sono state tradotte in francese, spagnolo, rumeno, albanese, arabo, cinese, giapponese, serbo, farsi, croato, sloveno, bulgaro, italiano, tedesco, portoghese, greco, esperanto, hindi, punjabi, tamil e bangla.
Due libri di poesia, soprattutto, New Indian English Poetry: An Alternative Voice (Ed: L.K. Sharma, 2004) e R.K. Singh’s Mind and Art: A Symphony of Expressions (ed: Rajni Singh, 2011) offrono un quadro complessivo sul percorso creativo perseguito dagli anni ’70. La biografia del Professor Singh è apparsa in 35 pubblicazioni in Inghilterra, Stati Uniti, India e altrove.
Membro di numerose organizzazioni e comitati editoriali, il Professor Singh ha ricevuto molti riconoscimenti e onorificenze, quali una laurea ad honorem in Letteratura dalla World Academy of Arts and Culture, Taiwan, nel 1984; una borsa di studio dalla International Artists and Writers Association, USA, 1988; il Michael Madhusudan Award, Kolkata, 1994; il Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum Award, Kyoto, 1999; il Certificate of Honour and Nyusen Prize, Kumamoto, 2000, 2008; Universal Peace Ambassador 2006, il Lifetime Certificate Award 2009, ed è inoltre membro insigne della IAPWA, Albania, 2012.
Il Professor Singh è attualmente a capo del Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, presso la Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.