Love - Songs of the Road
by Life Positive
Karuna Devi the poetess, is an ardent disciple of Swami Kailashananda and her devotion to the guru can be sensed from her last poem in the book where she writes, Guru, one mention of you
And all the lost warriors
of my memory
All these lovesick songbirds return
to nest in the remembrance of God...
Her poems, 108 in number, mark the journey of a soul as it moves through the various roads of realizations, some small, some humungous; some dark, others bright. The reader is enthralled along with the writer on this familiar and yet so strange a path that each soul undertakes, and at certain points the boundaries that separate one seeker from another collapse making the poems come alive with understanding; she writes in a poem titled Unity:
I am the self-same
symbol as you.
We make one word which
whispers our name
then breathes our joys and sorrows
Into the wind.
When the wheel rolls, we are the spokes placed in the centre of rotation and spin. I am the self-same circle as you.
Sometimes, a poet's work speaks for itself. Here, that is the case. I find it hard to capture this intangible book, in a few words. Karuna's work has touched some deep strings within. It has evoked a fountain of poetry that was long dead within me. This book will bring alive the poet in you, and, of course, the seeker too.
- Megha Bajaj
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