I am a practising lawyer from Pune, State-Maharashtra, India. I always have had a keen interest in poetry and literature, for which language is no barrier. I prefer writing to be a “poetic act,” which gives me more freedom of expression, rather than composing in a strict form of poetry.
I sincerely think that one should be able to write on all possible subjects and plots, rather than restricting to certain emotions or themes. The discrepancies, dichotomies, and double standards that may found be in our relationships and other areas of our lives in modern society always disturbs me, attracts my attention, and invites me to write.
I am basically a science student, so I try to explore any idea or plot in a more analytical or logical way.
The sufferings and the pain we undergo play a vital role in our pursuit of excellence. We should not blame the fates or look for escape doors like God or destiny. Instead, our convictions should consider the truths to be found in poetry such as The Bright Side of the Dark!
The Desert of Water
From the vast blue ocean to the infinite cloudy skies up above, ascends the poetry in The Desert of Water. Its poetic acts introduce a totally new anatomy of poetry, where the heart is not under a compulsion to beat, though the words have a rhythm all their own. Listen to the values, joys, sorrows, and fantasies, where “life is always green, provided you are not so fussy about the definition of green!”
The book begins with a volcanic eruption of extreme and abnormal thoughts, fired off in a most cynical manner, and exposing our corrupt, flexible morals and ethics. Then the poems take a U-turn to discuss the subjects of day-to-day life, which we find hard to concede, and therefore discard them under the pretext of our so-called busy, modern life.
Finally, a high note sounds with the mesmerizing (pls adjust the space between the words if not proper) story of the last evening of life with someone special! Our journey can be converted into a more enriching experience when taken in the context of this poetry collection. According to the author, “Words are those beautiful pink roses sprinkled to romance with the language, as we may often presume, but in fact, the moment they are expressed; their coffins are laid down by us in the cemetery of a white paper, pretending to create something meaningful!”
About the Author
Mayuresh Kulkarni is a practicing lawyer with his own firm and associates. He grew up in Pune,the cultural capital of Maharashtra, India. His first poetry book released last year, was titled as “The Bright Side of the Dark!”