Ved Prakash ‘Vatuk’, D.Litt.(Harvard University);
Ex Secretary Hindi Parishad, London; Ex Director Folklore Institute, Berkeley,
says in his foreword:
कविताओं का केंद्र-बिंदु 'मैं' नहीं, 'तुम' अधिक है। 'मिलन' से अधिक 'विरह'- जनित स्मृतियों का स्वप्न
संसार विशद रूप से चित्रित हुआ है। इन कविताओं
में एक विशिष्ट प्रकार का आकर्षण है, जिजीविषा भी। वहाँ अपने 'क़ातिल' को भी 'ख़ुदा' मानने का आग्रह
है, मधुर-स्मृतियों की चिर कोपलें हैं- हृदयस्थ।
समर्पण की भावना में सागर में सरिता की तरह प्रेम में डूब जाना। इंतज़ार का मीठा दर्द, हार में भी शहन्शाह होने का
अहसास। इस बगीचे के फूलों में सुगन्धि भी है,
सुवास भी और चिरन्तन साथ देने वाले काँटों का अहसास भी। इस खण्ड की विविधता आशान्वित करती है कि अभी कवि
के पास बहुत कुछ और भी है कहने को...
हूँ कि अमित ने मुझे अपनी काव्य-सुरसरि में डुबकी लगाने का आनन्द दिया और आश्वस्त हूँ
कि अभी वे बहुत दूर जायेंगे अपनी काव्य-यात्रा में, अनेक, भिन्न पड़ावों को पार करते
OK, thank you friends, for your patience and kind forbearance...
If it wasn't there it must be here:
Wah-wah Ash-Ash ! Am speechless... so accurate emotionally and in beauty
... :) kudos ! The words are so effortless pleasant and meaningful ! you are
truly multifaceted ... impressive. :) Powerful yet delicate, picturesque and
beee..autiful ! I am feeling an idea forming from it.... and wonders what
evoked this beautiful verse ? Its so
poignant Amit! loved its every expression including the prevalent Irony...
thanks for sharing please do write more along with canning beautiful shots...
Rachna: Bahut achcha, Amitji!
akanksha: Wow! Such a deep meaning,
conveyed beautifully in a few words:)
Beautiful lines..Your lines always strikes the right note..:)
I'd want to write as wonderfully as you weave your thoughts in words.
express so well what many of us feel! Thank you!
palak: Beautifully expressed...
Too good. loved every word of it...
have always loved your poems...
Beautiful concept and well written!
Ranjana: Hats off to your imagination
Mira: It is lovely, Amitji :D
Jaleela: Nice poetry
Follygirl: Oh, I love this!
waah sir ji kam shabdo me hi bahut badhiya likh diya aapne..
little princess: wow..what an imagination...!hats off..
there's such a sharp contrast of the damp firewood and the burning...or put it
the other way, burning inspite of the dampness!! very powerful words...intricately
and abstract juxtaposed.:)
Sinha: Amit ji, excellent is the only word I can use
Wow! Hats off Amitji! The idea is so awesome
Jkhona: the hindi version is more
appealing than the english :)
Ritz: Its like Haiku .... liked it
GokulDas: Nice, To write in both
languages keeeping in both the same integrity in lines, I liked it.
Surendra: Amit ji.. bahut khoob. Bahut bahut
wow so beautiful amit nice
Tulika: Beautiful imagination..
Sonia: These lines are so
pricking.. Hindi is a magical language and your words make it even more
Meoww: Strong lines, well said!
Deep thoughts... nice one sir
ladyfi: ...painfully honest and
Mahima: This is so true..the
profound meaning behind the words comes out so beautifully. Bohot achha likha
Too good Amitji :)
Beyond beautiful....and rings so true!
Zephyr: Loved the Hindi version
better. The economy of words is stupendous.
Akanksha: Wow - Really beautiful!
Chaitalibhattacharjee: Absolutely splendid and
soulful....words arising out of depth....glad I read it
Gopal Sunil: WOW Beautiful sentiment:)
Prajapati : very cool, sir
Ilakshee: Your verse is a gentle
Verma: woops too poignant..Amit ji
Malhotra: Sad, simmering verses! beautiful
Rachna: Amitjee, itni khoobsurati se
aapne hawa ki peeda kahi hai.
Ali Rajnish:अमितजी, कमशब्दोंमेंबहुतगहरीबातकहदीआपने।बधाई।
poems are always so warm and nice appealing to the senses...
Churi: nice read...loved it!!
Mridula: Kya baat hai !!
Sharma: With just 4 lines you have summarized the
reality of life. Each time you read it you realize something new. Loved it. :)
Chaturvedi: Some words left us speechless
unable to tell how we felt after reading them. Feelings well portrayed. Keep
writing these poems. They stimulate one's mind and leave us thinking!
Suhas: Few effective words!
kripal: superb Amit ji.. poignant words.. few words
but dead on target.. like it
Sharma:बेहतरीनप्रस्तुति ...संजय "सिफ़र"
Easwar: Nice read, meaningful words
: Profound and poignant.
mbka ghosh: sad but true fact ,,nice 1 as always :)
Sindhu: When an author writes
something which ONLY he can fully understand, it means that he has plunged to a
depth unknown. Everything cannot be explained and even if explained, cannot be
understood. I'm sure that you enjoyed the moment of its creation. Great work,
Deka: very thought provoking..
Matheikal: Very true, especially these days when
appearances are more important than one's inner worth.
Das: amitji... ur poem on Dark is a glowing
Vanderloost: Very beautiful lines
original as well as the translation
Yadaw: each and every line is awwsome....behtareen
combination of emotion and words"
: Absolutely beautiful!! :)
Prady: short n lethal amitji... superb !
V V S MURTHY: Thought hits like a flash.....
R.Vyas: Beautiful..Please, keep up
the awesome work and continue to write more poems like this..:)
Mehra: This is intense, Amit! The original reads so
beautifully, and says so much in just a few verses. Keep sharing more of your
Please note: The names appear in chronological order. I tried to include all friends till the manuscript was sent to the press, but if some are still left they will kindly forgive my foolish incompetence..
As a token of love and gratitude I have mentioned your name in my book.
Please find it here:
Karthik: Awesome sir.. i like your perspective and the
way you see everything !
heart warming, we need to be sensitive to our nature. Very well said Sir.
Bagwari: really ! it's touching line to life thumbs up
to your writing sir :)
Raviraj Singh:वाह! बहुतखूब...sach se rubaru karati hai'n aapki panktiyaa'n...
Sathya: how nicely in just two lines you have
told the story of an entire life!
couldn't have said it more beautifully!! :) Oh it's amazing Amit ji!! :)
Simple, short, meaningful and beautiful. :)
excellent, simple, awesome, the best! excellent piece of work Amit ji...
one of the finest one I've ever read ...superb...
Singhal: Kya khoob likha hai aapne...Very powerful and
strong ...Mazza aa gaya!
hindi mein bahut umdah likhte hai:) ..pure bliss in terms of poetry. Beautiful
Sunil Deepak:क्याखूबकहाहै. कुछछोटीछोटीहाईकू में
वोकशिश, वोउलझन, वोदर्दएककविताकीपंक्तियों
में कैसे समागयी?
Nagini: Bahuth achha likhaa hai
appne Amit Jee.. Lines of reality..:-)Brilliant as always..:-)
Kajal: beautiful.. so crisp and
Anulata Nair: remarkable expression..hats off to ur
imagination,feelings and expression....thought is so very simple yet deep and
impressive...बहुतसुंदर,खूबसूरतऔरगहरे भावहै छोटीसेरचनामें...what a poetic description.....a place can never be described so
well...so tenderly....so passionately....
DEBAJYOTI: speechless. don't have
words. you are too good :). i have no words. how do you come up with such lines
every time? you are one of the finest poets we have !! the allegory is
OUTSTANDING!! inimitable writing as always. the thought process behind your
writings is what i admire most.
Profound words, woven beautifully.
Straight from the heart...very nice. You convey so much in so few words.
What a unique thought- BREVITY +PROFUNDITY-winning combination. Your short n
sweet verses are virtual powerhouses. The reality sometimes fails to measure up
Bahut sundar abhivyakti!!! Zabardast vayakhya ki hai aapne us mansikta
ki jo humein har pal gherti hai.
Saini: It's amazing !! And I must say you have really
good vocab in Hindi.
Bhatia: Very nice expression!
Reghu Nair: Amit - your words are so beautiful ... truely
enjoyed reading Amit your hindi poetry is outstanding !! reminds of school n
college reading poems in the literature books .. Keep up the good work :)
Pradhan: Beautiful poetry!!
Rohu: Very beautiful and truly
Vijayakumar: VERY PAINFUL BUT PRACTICAL WORD. Nice amit,
hats off to u and to ur poem
Kitty: There is a smooth flow of
memories...mixed emotions - attachment n pain of missing..Very nice~ :)
Ahmed: Amit...you are a fine poet. I love your style.
Patra: Your writing is a pleasurable blend of
mysticism and reality. I don't have to say what an explosive combo that is. You
must have got similar compliments a lot. . My My. Remarkable. Typical Amit ji
Valli: Beautifully penned those feelings...
Amembal: wow wonderfully conceived and penned! That was
Seema: Amit Ji...waise aapke
friends ne aapko sahi naam diya hai...'AAG'...Bahut hi sahi lines..
Monita: Brilliant. It touched both
the philosophical and spiritual chords of my heart..
few lines can convey a lot! Nice poem :) Guess I should have an automated
system that comments Beautiful and Wah-Wah every time you write Amitji...Every
one of your poems is so exquisite and beautiful...Lovely!!!
Shrivastava: Amazing poetry sir. You never cease to amaze
हमारीवाणी:वाह! आपके फोटोऔरशब्दों
के अंदाज़ ने निशब्दकरदिया!
masoori meri jaan padhke jaan aagaya:-) you play magic with words.
Biswas: very beautiful pictures and poetry. Biryani
and chicken roast to me.
Pandey: अब तोइसदिलमें लहू कम परछाइयां ज्यादाहैं . बहुतअच्छालिखते हैं आप .
You have beautifully managed to capture the
pain the symbolic bonsai is smarting under. Nicely captured are also the potent
hands of the Time. Both Hindi and English versions are excellent. The Hindi
version has an edge though.
Narula: this is called cold blooded murder with
words , amazing ! its you and only you who can send chills down the
spine...wow, well thats nt d right word need to luk up a thesaurus but doubt
will find the right word to applaud you . oozing out pain..
Singh Mann: oooh wowo now that is how do i say
Ranjana: Very nice...and its
Saini:३पंक्तियों में आपबहुतकुछकहगए ...सुन्दर...अमितजी..आपकोपढ़नाहमेशाआन्नदमयरहाहै
Nawaz:वाह! बहुतबेहतरीनलिखाहै अमितजी.... Superb!!! बेहतरीनजज्बाहै...
just "wow" a piece of excellence Amitji
you have such a good command over the language and the meaning in your
poems. Brilliant art Sir! :)
Seema: I really love the way you
write....you are one of my favourite....I always wait for your new lines....I
wish someday i will draw some paintings for your beautiful lines...
Kumar Yerrapragada: brilliant stuff! compelled to read it for a
second time and a third as well!
kavita hai sirji. Dil khush kar dia.
Suresh: Touched a chord even in this non-poetic
heart. Resonates with my own latest post, Amit! And what i spent thousands of
words over, you have done it in so few so beautifully.
wonderful. flows seamlessly right into the heart! And melancholic! loved
Mira: wow! nice lines Amitji
Beautiful! Words can often appear to be so futile but when wielded by a
worthy wordsmith they are indeed capable of producing real wonders, giving hope
and spreading happiness!!! :-)
Neha: Elegant and pristine :)
Beautifully knitted words and then lines..thoroughly enjoyed..So
wonderful..full of meaning and one can relate to it easily.
Simran: So beautiful! Worth reading
KayEm: Starved of soil and water,
my roots hacked off and still I survive and am beautiful.
D.Nambiar: Wow! The beauty of your
lines have gotten me into reading some Hindi again.
Just how many people can write beautiful
poetry in two languages? Brilliant, I say. :) The pathos in your poetry shines.
Mak: i am speechless Amit sir. It
is very touching. You have expressed the pain. Thank you
Panchali: Great imagery, Amit....!
Sushmita: wow...such thoughtful poem!!
provoking lines sir.
Mohan: That's a thought well expressed.
Wah janab :) You have a great command over hindi language :) There is a
deep heart breaking meaning to this. Very nice :) Your words have a deeper meaning. Kuch na kah
kar bhi bahut kuch kahne ka andaaz hai aap me :D
TTT: WOW excellent ! so b'ful
Amit ! Ah the end of the poem tugs at my heart...
jayadevm: Crisp and intense, Amit!
have become a fan of your poems... HIndi one is just mind blowing
Nasir: Too good, just
brilliant..lot to learn from you sir!
Very Powerful Writing.
Puru: Irshad ! Such a beautiful
piece of poetry :)
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