An impetus urge to express is an inborn trait of perhaps everything in the universe, however the same is visible more in human being for their very intellectual ability. While most of such expressions are considered superficial, poetry since time immemorial remains as the profound forms through which human being expressed the deepest of their selves.
This was important for the poets themselves, and for the entire human race too, for these expressions speak of the times they lived. Through the history of poetry, we can trace the evolution of human life that is incessantly on a process of transformation. We see some pearls shining at the bottom of the river of life, in the poem of poetry that reflects the beauty and pain of the whole universe.
Meera Vineeth Kodakadath’s debut volume of poetry ‘Symphony of the Ocean’ is a classic example where we can find the meeting of ‘the urge to the expression’ with its very outcome of bringing an account of the evolution of human psyche towards its future. One of the significant elements that we can notice here is that the poet successfully portrays various stages in a women’s lives through her works. A tender daughter who is amused of a magical world, an adolescent who tries to fantasize her surrounding, a passionate lover who seeks the meaning of love in the platonic realms, a mother who personifies a complete woman –Meera brings all these imageries to life with her magical words.
Water is a universal symbol of the unconscious mind and is linked to the moon, femininity, and irrationality. Oceans are equated with chaos as they are boundless and ungovernable. The conscious mind is more closely linked to the lake or pond. The ancient belief that the earth was created from primordial waters is a psychological metaphor for the birth of ideas in the unconscious mind.
The ocean has had a very significant role in poetry since the dawn of poetry itself. It’s easy to see why. The ocean — both wild and calm, dangerous and beautiful — is a made up of contradictions and mystery. Ocean poems can not only be dedicated to capturing the heart of sea, but to metaphors for love and trauma, among many other things. More than that, the ocean has played a role in the history of many cultures, making it a setting that is both intimately personal, and vastly universal.
Unsurprisingly then, poetry about the ocean takes many shapes. From a simple contemplation of the sea to a reflection of our own lives. The profound depth of the ocean has a melody in it – a melody that sings the very meaning of life. Through those vivid notes when Meera brings you the composition, the reader is taken into a magical world as mesmerising as the bottom of the ocean where but the silence has much more to tell!
It is a mere joy being there listening to the symphony and I am sure through her work ‘Symphony of the Ocean’ Meera would bring each one of you a similar experience and would present the world with a symphony that they the future would cherish.