thanks for this new issue of Kritya.
I see you bring poems by Sappho which Elytis translated into
Her poems can be linked to your own interest in how women
the past their affinities to love and life. She lived on the
Lesbos and as the name suggests, it has become mistakingly a
attraction for Lesbians, so that local residents are trying in
shake off this kind of image.
As for the essay about Heidegger, it is new to me to count him
of the Destructionist movement which started with Paul LeMan.
Heidegger is for me not only problematic, but definitely a
who prepared the ground for a leader to rise. When his book
Being' was published in 1929, it silenced immediately all other
discussions. It was already a part of the philosophical
war. But also in its pettiness he lend power to bureaucracy by
on the difference between 'Zuhandenheit' (ready at hand) and
'Vorhandenheit' (only potentially existing), which meant
having the stamp and signature of the bureaucracy does not
The little poem below I take as a beautiful but equally
gesture. Openness cannot end up in the world being one big
Always that mistake is made to reduce things to a sense of
without reflecting the closure that brings to other people.
Foucault would say the art of holding out the suspension is to
inside and outside any society. In terms of reflections, it
anthropological and ethnological reflections can complement the
and outer dimensions of our self understanding. Also openness
with it many more problems if the world is not ready for that. I
received a letter from someone who had worked in Kenya during
summer and he made the observation no one there wants to be
second yes. It means avoiding the blame for opening up others
quickly and then they are disappointed if promises cannot be
You must work incredible hard to make this journal come out.
you had to deal with all sorts of things, including your
accounts, it is
amazing what you achieve all by yourself.
thank you for sending me an information about the new Kritya
How are you, how is your life gong on????
What are you planning for a new Kritya festival? When will it
happen, or where? Is it possible to receive another invitation
for the new venue? I also could suggest other names who might be
interested, but they need to be good poets to heighten the
I’m working on a critical essay about the poetic work of New
York composer John Cage (1912-1982). He was deeply involved with
Hindu and Zen philosophy since the 1940s. I want to organize an
evening at SALON (Vienna 2) dedicated to one of his major
literary (and also musical) works: “Lecture on Something,
“Lecture on Nothing”, “Silence”.
Would you have interest for Kritya magazine to publish my essay
on John Cage in English?? I can send it to you within the next
weeks, quickly, in English.
As for another Krity Festival, it could be interesting for an
Indian public to have a lecture about these seminal works of y
composer-philospher-poet. By the way, I studied his works since
my youth in early 1970s, also met him a concerts here in Vienna
(May 1988). That means I know what I’m talking about.
All the best from beginning of late summer, after intense heat
here in Austria,
And please respond!!!!!!
di bernhard widder
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There are words
that must never be uttered
because they wake up the gods
and lull men to sleep.
They are the words that call upon that yearning
for a carnival of thorns
the ones that prophesy a desert of mirages
and faceless masks.
Those words must never be uttered.
There is no longer peace after saying them.
My dear Dr. Rati Saxena, I feel your selection to the Editor's
is simple but meaningful. Other poems a re also good.
Ratiji, you have a good variety of poems as in the case of
other issuews of Kritya.in. Thank you for including me.
Regards, respects, love,
Thank you for the opportunity of sending a selection of poems
and articles on the poetry of Dr. Latis to you.
I am attaching three files for a possible choice of his work.
Hoping that you will find these interesting, I remain,
Hope you are doing well.... enjoyed the latest version of Kritya,
yet again...Thanks for putting it together. I want to submit two
of my poems for the forthcoming issue..let me know if they
Dear Dr. Saxena,
Thank you for the link. I especially enjoyed reading the poems
of Mousa Bidaj in this issue - 'Hot and cold' and Genesis has
some wonderful images that linger in the mind.
It was a pleasant surprise to see my poems featured in Kritya.
Thank you, I am delighted and honoured. I am so glad you chose
Inertia, it is one of my favourite poems which was written as a
response to two poems, Hamlet's Soliloquy by Shakespeare and the
poem 'Switching off' by Vikram Seth.
आदरणीय रति जी,
कृत्या के बारे में आपकी वेबसाईट से जाना! ये साहित्य की यात्रा,
समृद्धि और समावेश के लिए एक बहुत ही नेक शुरुआत है! इश्वर इसे अपने
लक्ष्य में अतिशय सफलता दे!
आपसे मेरी मुलाक़ात मुसैफिर बैठा साहब के एक पोस्ट पर हुई थी जहां
मैं आपके जवाब से बेहद प्रभावित हुआ था!
मैं, अमित रंजन चित्रांशी, पेशे से इंडियन आयल में वरिष्ठ अभियंता
हूँ ! गोरखपुर का रहने वाला हूँ और फ़िराक साहब की ज़मीन को बाशौक
अपनाया है! गज़लगोई की दुनिया में खाकसर को 'रंजन गोरखपुरी' के नाम
से जानते हैं!
कृत्या के लिए अपनी दो गज़लें प्रेषित कर रहा हूँ, आशा करता हूँ
आपको पसंद आएगी:
this is Mukeshkumar M Raval. I am forty and married.I have been
English language and literature in G.D.Modi college of Arts,
Banaskantha, Gujarat. Poetry allures me since my childhood and I
composing Gujarati poems from very young age.I started writing
English not so long before but they came out naturally as I have
reading and knowledge of most major poets and trends of English
Literature.Recently eleven of my poems are published in
anthologies in U.K.
Every words of yours are impregnated with knowledge and this is
completely an undisputed dimension.
You have appropriately expressed this dimension with the
explanation of the strength of words. This is much similar to
the concept of "Yantra, Tantra and Mantra".
Human body is an Yantra or machine, the technique of bringing
out the sound is Tantra and every sound is Mantra. Omkara is
considered as Pranava or Udgeetha as the resonating effect is
similar to the primal sound or expression.
Introduction of verbal expression also reflects the deteriorated
state of mankind from the origin as the communication was
COMPLETE with the TRANSFER OF THOUGHT IN ITS TRUE SENSE. This
was the dimension where complete transparency was a practice.
It was only when people found it difficult in transferring
thoughts and its perception by others, language came into
existence. The primal language offered to us is termed as
DEVANAGARI for this reason.
Sanskrit has been analyzed even by modern standards and they
found this language as most compatible even with computers. This
is true as Sanskrit is the original language which is designed
to have negligible conversion loss from the thought and
Still there are so many dimensions which cannot be addressed
even with Language also. Happiness, Pain, Sorrow to the State of
God, there are several other dimensions which cannot be brought
into this expressive dimension. They have only to be
Poetry is a later evolved dimension which is binded by the
CLASSICAL DIMENSION to retain the essence of expressions.
All forms of Art are binded in this dimension. Limitations are
proportional to the deteriorated perceptional level with a
catalystic dimension of elevating or transcending society.
I wish your team all the best in your endeavor.
Hello. I am
a visual artist from Mumbai, India and have exhibited widely in
India and abroad. My work is primarily dictated by priciples of
is metaphorical in its implications. I write poetry infrequently
part in informal recitation milieu. I am submitting my most
recent poem for
My website www.bharatikapadia.com gives an indepth overview of
my art work
I look forward to your response.
I am addressing this inquiry letter to you according to the
information provided by the website of Kritya-A Journal of
which I've been reading with interest and pleasure.
I would like to offer translations into English of poetry
written in Romanian by my former professor and
colleague, Dr. Vasile Latis, who
published thirteen volumes of poems in Romania, and whose work
artistic value may meet your Journal's standard requirements.
Working with poets from various
parts of the world along the years, I have written several
poetry, I wonder whether they
may be of interest to your publication. On Mr. Latis poetry, I
articles entitled The Poetic Pilgrimage toKnowledge, Fate of
Silence, Interview with Vasile Latis and others. These are all
in English. As his writing touches on a variety of themes,
I could provide texts in translation according to the
your issue.In case all these details are of interest to your
and you would like to see samples of work, I can be contacted by
e-mail any time.
Dr. Eva Acqui,
Bogdan Voda University, Romania
Making, knowing and not knowing-
this is poetry; the conversion of everything on the endless
subjectivity of the Spirit, on its unlimited possibilities
: on its actuality (with the entire danger).This subject is not
as-you-wish: on the contrary, it is knowing of self and of
Good cultures know that.
Poetry is the entire silence of a language: you can hardly hear
it. (Vasile Latis, Romania, 2007)
impressed by your site. I would like to submit some verses that
written. Please advise the procedure of the same.
Dear Dr. Rati
I went across the poems on the website of Kritya. This is with
my son, Moksh Mahapatra Prasad who is 10 years old but talented
articulate very nascent poems with topical messages.
For your reference, I am attaching his recent hindi poem on
being published by a hindi health journal for your perusal.
I wish if he can get some space on Kritya and some guidance by
asscociated with Kritya his natural talent may bloom.
Needless to say that these words are unedited and if any due
credit goes it
is of Moksh.
Avanish Kumar, Ph.D.
Accociate Professor & Area Chairperson
Public Policy Management Area
Management Development Institute
Dear Rati Akka,
I am not competent to write about poetry as you know my
limitations in this field but, as i am well aware of our
passionate, dedicated, sincere and consistent efforts in which
dimension you breathe, eat and sleep, i felt like voicing my
thoughts humbly as a reciprocation from a weak by knowledge but
strong and determined with my expressions.
Poetry is a form of expression with more impact with its
adherence to the classical dimensions. When expression itself is
considered as an art poetry is a much more refined one by any
standards. Poetry is as divine as spiritual, singing, dancing,
artwork or any artistic dimension where adherence to some
classical dimension is predominant.
Why do we need Poetry?
Answer appear like a complex one but simple by nature as, we are
the one who make things and aspects complex and the answer or
any expression will be complex by nature. We need Poetry to
TRANSCEND OURSELVES from the mundane plane. Adherence to the
classical dimension strengthens us further to transcend easily
by making exploration simpler. Exploration of oneself is the
primary objective of our basic existence.
When we look back, we can observe this poetic nature as a
predominant dimension in our ancestors. Any expression was
poetic by nature. Vedic Hymns, Upanishadic hymns, Ramayana,
Mahabharatha to Kalidasa's Shakunthala to the newest poem being
created by an young Poetist, in all these stages, there are two
dimensions which are predominant. One is the deterioration in
the quality with more and more flexibility and secondly the
Initially, all our expressions centered on our objective -
liberation and the path we have to adhere. With time expressions
also became more and more materialistic without affecting the
basic objective. But presently we are in a chaotic situation
where we neither understand the EMOTIONAL OR SPIRITUAL QUOTIENT
at all. We have just accepted the path of a navigated ship
without a mast - navigated ship represents our destiny and the
state of without a mast represents our ignorance and efforts.
Who enjoys a flowering tree, who enjoys chirping of birds, who
enjoys a meaningful dance or any form of nature or art? Who has
got the taste in true sense or patience to enjoy these
happenings? To my knowledge it is a very disproportionately
insignificant section of the society who also try to derive some
materialistic benefits out of these proceedings. So, we have a
major section of the society who do not respond to these
MEANINGFUL EXPRESSIONS out of their ignorance, helplessness and
But, unfortunately it is this significant section which can
promote ART IN ITS TRUE FORM. We only have to bring them to the
mainstream to RELISH THESE MEANINGFUL EXPRESSIONS. But, How?
We have to understand the common man to address this issue. From
Vedic Hymns to Thiruvallar's expressions and the presently
engaged poets work we have as instrument and we have to use this
as a TOOL AND NOT AS A WEAPON to reach common man.
Every form of Art should again become the heartbeat of common
man. For this to happen we have a powerful tool and that is
MEDIA - both print and visual.
Earlier we had unity in diversity and not we are suffering
isolation at individual level also as people are not even living
for themselves. They have become so self centered that they have
isolated themselves from their self in true sense also.
So, it is the media which promotes Anna Hazare's expressions,
Terrorists expressions with equal fervor and all other relevant
and irrelevant expressions which should be tapped. Media should
be UTILIZED AS A TOOL.
All these expressions are my humble reciprocation to the
KNOWLEDGE, PASSION, DEDICATION, DETERMINATION AND CONSISTENT
EFFORTS from yourself.
Hope my expressions are worthy to bring in some significant
change in this dimension.
It took a little over an hour to express myself akka. 10-21 pm i
called and i am submitting this at 11-24 pm
I have been constantly reading your Journal for some time now
really liked it a lot. I would also like to give my poems. The
four share feminist theme and the last one is about unfulfilled
Hope they are worth your journal.