Haiku Poems of Poet Thamizhanban

 

POET THAMIZHAZHAGAN—–

A MAESTRO IN RHYTHMS

Thamizhazhagan, a septuagenarian, is a prominent poet who belongs to the Bharatidasan School. His specialty is his wonderful rhythm in his poems. All of his poems have multivaried rhythms, which enchant the minds of the readers. Even if we do not know music, we can just read his poems, which will give a musical note to us.
Many readers who enjoy this spectacular rhythm fail to give due attention to his message. The content of his poems is always thought provoking.
Images, metaphors, similes and other poetic techniques are abundant in his poems. The rhythm of his poems never stands as a barrier for denser thoughts displayed in them.
We can see a couple of his poems as an example.
The following poem “In Search of Light” is highly allegoric and may be considered as the manifesto of the poet for his poetic mission.

In Search of Light
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness
Rushing to find a way, I am
Mingling with life and melt.
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness

The droplets of Time
Act as a lyre
The space gets wasted
Weeping and to wipe out it
Trying to find out the root of the dawn,
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness

Searched every nook and corner of my heart
Jumped over the garden of thoughts
I have entered to the dawn
Oh! I had exceeded in lying!
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness

The journey is an endless one
Motivated by the life itself
Never hesitated by laziness
My mind acts as my wings to fly
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness

Assuming it as the dawn of a new era
And as a solution for the perturbed mind
I have decided and determined
Here I have started with a strong will
Marching in search of light, I am
Moving forward through Darkness

Here in the above-mentioned poem the words are symbolic. The meaning of the symbols, ‘Light’, Darkness’ ‘Dawn’ and ‘Journey’ may be easily understood.

The poet gives an explanation to poetry in another poem titled’Poetry.’
It is highly original and has many layers of deep meaning.

POETRY
In my inner mind
The inner voices are
Scattered in a great disorder
My fingers dared to put them in an order

With the emotion and sentiment
Filled up in my heart
I melted my self
And gave a new illumination.

In the festivals of spring
The enchanting words
Ride upon the vehicle of imagination
And proceed for a procession.

The flame of word
Lights up my tongue as a wick
And performs a dance.

With laziness and sloth
My mind had been useless and dull.
It danced as a Kali,
The ferocious goddess.

Thamizhazhagan’s poems have been published in all the journals of Tamilnadu and his songs are broadcast through Radio for many decades.
To his credit he had written lyrics to some Tamil films.
He had taken part in hundreds of poetic symposia.
Even at this age of 78,he is highly active and can be seen in literary meetings.
His books and compilation of poems are definitely a valuable contribution to Tamil literature.
Among the Tamil poets he is second to none.



Source by Marai

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