|How can someone else bear the name
that sends my heart aflutter,
the name that can belong only to her?
That name conjures the image
that embellishes for ever
the matrix of my soul,
the image that none can ever replace.
Her name embodies her whole self,
her sights, smells, and sounds
her traits, tastes and tenderness,
her velleity, her vision.
A rose is a rose is a rose,
let no other flower be called a rose
nor no rose bear a name other than rose
no matter what the bard may say.
her name, like a mantra,
throws up a space,
her reverent space,
that allows no infringement
that bears no encroachment.
I carry that sacred space with me
wherever I be
for there she reigns,
my supreme deity.
| *Dr. K L Chowdhury Dr. K L Chowdhury retired as a Professor of Medicine, Medical College, Srinagar. Presently he is the Director of a charitable institution, Shriya Bhatt Mission Hospital and Research Center, Durga Nagar, Jammu.
He is a physician and neurologist, a medical researcher, poet, social activist. He writes on diverse subjects – medical, literary, social and political and has numerous research papers to his credit, his pioneering work being “The Health Trauma in a Displaced Population” which was presented at national and international conferences.
He has published three anthologies namely:
1- “Of Gods, Men and Militants”. Minerva Press (Pvt.) India -2000
2- “A Thousand-Petalled Garland and other Poems”. Writers Workshop Kolkata – 2003
3- “Enchanting world of Infants” Peacock Books, Atlantic Publishers and Distributors-2007
He was declared Shehjar's ' Kashmiri Person of the year ' for 2007.
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Wonderful,what a beautiful description of name and form. This is the essence of "Naama-Ruupa", in the Vedic thought. Mantra inherits the name and form of the Divine. This poem needs to be trans created in Hindi.
Added By Chaman Lal Raina