ARE POETS PHILOSOPHICAL? A Dialogue Between Lohian and Jungle Poet (Revised)
Jungle Poet: Good Morrow
A new day has come.
Good morrow, Lohian!
Lohian: Good morrow
DEAR, you got up with light in your eyes,
faith in your breath and might in your pen!.
Jungle Poet: Thanks
So I think you did too!
Jungle Poet: How is India today?.
Lohian: India today is hopeless
and tomorrow too.
Jungle Poet: Hopelessness is not for Poets!
By the power of words.
Lohian: sufferings and hopelessness
give birth to fine poems.
Jungle Poet: So do the happiness and enjoyment!
As a poet: The deeper your heart ;
the better you write.
Lohian: Poet creates hope from hopelessness,
sure, happiness from sadness.
when more deep like an ocean ,
there won't be shallow waves!.
Jungle Poet: What calls for SHALLOW waves?
Lohian: Waves only appears in shallow waters, not in deep waters
Jungle Poet: And what beautifies ocean? Only waves?
So do the creatures deeply in -
Minerals and Animals!
Lohian: by sun, cloud and sky!
Jungle Poet: How does the sun survive?
Lohian: islands and corals
Jungle Poet: Cloud and sky and horizon?
Lohian: even small wooden fishing boats with fishermen
and the kissing mouth of sea towards the shores!
all make up beauty of ocean!
Jungle Poet: Which one of these is better of?
Ask yourself a million times!
Lohian: the sun dips himself helplessly
in the horizon with his red hot face!
Jungle Poet: Stealing from others' props
Just to live?
...With frowning face?
Jungle Poet: Is that your best?
Lohian: No! there's nothing best!
the best is an illusion!
Jungle Poet: And imagination?
Jungle Poet: (laughs)
Lohian: Imagination is a wish to see
what you like! An unconscious wish!
Jungle Poet: And illussion is...
feelings,critical mind etc.
Jungle Poet: Check your two definitions:
'wish' is just the meeting point!
Lohian: agree. you can beyond too as a poet!
Jungle Poet: False idea or impression
is termed as none but illusion!
Lohian: all the poets are more or less illusive
Jungle Poet: And for 'imagination':
mental picture creation
- and ability.
Lohian: yes, there will be abilities.
poets differ from each other
in their seeing abilities.
Your ability may be my weakness!
Jungle Poet: Perhaps you mean:
All the poets are less illusive,
but more imaginative!
Lohian: for example you are nature poet
You see wonder beauty of nature.
on the other hand another poet
won't see it after all!
I mean won't see the beauty of nature.
Lohian: children are more imaginative than elders;
can we call them poet in a normal sense? NO
Jungle Poet: hmm…So you mean... in sum,...
Lohian: I mean, nothing. To find meaning,
theme, moral, etc. is absurd
as far as a poet concerned!
He writes, eats ,sleeps, loves,
imagines , that's all.
Jungle Poet: Are poets not philosophical?
... you mean?
Lohian: yes, they are, just like any body else.
But they have a little bit of itch on their emotions.
Their ass being kicked by themselves!
Jungle Poet: (Smiles)
Jungle Poet: So you mean:
Poets are not open-minded?
Lohian: It depends on the way he sees
the world within himself.
One may be or may not be.
Jungle Poet: (Laughs) Wait. Lohian. More questions. Wait!
(Exaunt Jungle Poet)