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Gur Panth Parkash

Gur Panth Parkash
by Rattan Singh Bhangoo
Translated by
Prof Kulwant Singh

 

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Rainbow Colour - A Collection of Poems

A Review by Gajindar Singh*

Author: Principal S S Prince
Available at: Capital Book Depot, SCO 3, Sector 17-E, Chandigarh
Price. Rs. 100/-

The book of Poetry, Rainbow Colours is the second collection of poems by the pen of S.S. Prince, educationist and thinker, who has poured his intense feelings, a sense of longing and pathos in the pages of this book. A poet is understood as a lonely person, who cannot orally express deep feelings rattling in his heart. He just picks up his pen and describes those emotions down on paper and awaits some kindred soul who can appreciate and acknowledge the passion, the power, the force packed in those lines, like a hurricane, which has the strength to uproot solid plantations and calm down blizzards.

Poetry cannot be discussed. It needs to be read, reread and imbibed in depth. The first reading of a poem only opens portals of the citadel. Calmly, it penetrates into deep recesses of mind like a drug. It is only the afterthought that strikes the reader to contemplate and enjoy in secret the vision of the poet. All this I have experienced reading and savoring the delicate and subtle flavor of the sentiments of Principal S.S. Prince while writing these lines like a honey bee, wandering from flower to flower, plant to plant to collect elixir. "Liberation of God" is one such composition, "Chat on, Chat on, Chat on" is another fine piece. There are fine lines dedicated to Guru Nanak, a tribute to Guru Gobind Singh, Noble Martyrs, and the poet's flight of inner feelings in the "Footpaths of Calcutta" compared to "The Magic Valley", the poet's feelings are stirred. Lest it should give an impression that I have specially picked some themes in preference to others, I would commend all topics on which Principal Prince has written thought provoking poems.  The canvas of colourful variation is immense. You can join him in valuing such sentiments in a quiet corner and forget the humdrum of pulsating life around you in a journey to Utopia, which cannot be discussed.

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