What poetry has given me?

A release from emotions

A balance

A mind that can bring to life thoughts

And converse with them

I am never lonely

I am in constant conversation

With ideas, with words,

With meanings, which interact with me

Like friends.

Poetry has washed my mind

Of all inconvenient thoughts,

There is peace,

There is love,

And a feeling of gratitude.

I feel I am blessed that I am alive,

I get so much unasked for,

I have friends Who love and trust me

And some common cause with humanity.

The terrain that I have traversed Was not easy,

At times it bruised my psyche.

I still see the scars

But it is all over.

I am in a state of bliss.

I am in the best company.

Birds, trees, grass, and a lonely trek,

A clear sky, and a clear mind

Passions have subsided.

I am back to simple joys.

Was it Wordsworth

Who believed nature

Brings us in touch with the

Still sad music of humanity

And helps us in small acts of goodness?

Sobered, silenced, and sedated

I am alive to my calling

As a human being To spread love for life

And add to the store of being.

DR JERNAIL SINGH ANAND RECIPIENT OF PRESTIGIOUS NAJI NAMAN LITERARY AWARD 2020. Dr. Jernail Singh Anand, Ph. D [PU Chd] MBA, D.Litt and Ph.D [Honoris Causa], Professor Emeritus [Hony] in Indian Literature, The European Institute of Roma Studies and Research, Belgrade, Serbia, is one of the leading world poets and philosophers. Author of 75 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, spirituality and philosophy, his reputation as a poet rests mainly on his scintillating work in critical theory:’ 21st Century Critucal Thought’ Vol 1 and Vol 2 and Epics: ‘Mahabharat: The War of Words’, ‘Geet: The Unsung Song of Eternity’ [a sequel to Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’], ‘The Satanic Empire’ [a sequel to Dante’s ‘The Divine Comedy’] and ‘The Ganturbury Tales’ [a sequel to Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’]. His latest epic ‘The Master: The Return of the Prophet’ reworks Khalil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’. He was recently honoured with Naji Naman Literary Award 2020. His other major works include ‘Beyond Life Beyond Death’ [compared to T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’] and ‘Bliss: The Ultimate Magic’ [compared with Khalil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’ and translated into Persian], ‘The Festival of Fire’ etc. Dr. Anand’s novel ‘The Broken Narrative’ is also being translated into Persian. He was Secretary General, World Union of Poets, Italy, and President of Writers Chamber as well. He was awarded Cross of Peace and Cross of Literature. Dr. Anand [b. 1955] hails from Longowal, Punjab, India. He has innovated the Theory of Biotext [along with Dr. Roghayeh Farsi, Iran] and Cloud Syndrome in critical theory. Dr. Anand was the President of World Poetry Conference in Oct. 2019 and is the Founder President of Galaxy International Foundation and Chairman, World Literature India. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jernail_Singh_Anand? [Email: anandjs55@yahoo.com]
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