FOREWORD TO THE ANTHOLOGY
“I AM A POET”
FROM THE CHIEF EDITOR’S DESK
DEDICATED TO ALL POETS OF THE WORLD!

When love strikes the chord
a true poem is born
celebrating the birth of the cosmos,
as poetry is the breath of flute
on lips of the creator Purusha
who blows into it the whisper of love.

Only a perfect lover can be a perfect poet
since language of all poesy is love
whose source-spring is the heart
where deep in its ocean is hidden
the enchanted pool of nectar
where only a person in love can bathe.

Just one dip into it transforms you into a bard
endowed with the attributes of a God
who embodies the highest good, truth and beauty
resonating into self-emanating light of creativity
with power to weave discords into harmony
musicalising every cell of existence.

‘I am a poet’ is the cry echoing deep in the soul of every lover
separated from his love since eternities of light years,
breath of poesy weaves the bridge arching over the dark abyss
of silence lit by sextillion of songs like sparkling stars
that light the milky way
where yearning lovers from every sphere
congregate to pray to the God of love.

May the heart of every poet ring
with million strain’s of love’s spring
that the whole earth is drenched in compassin’s rain
cleansing every earthling of all blemishes and stain
ushering in the true kingdom of heaven on earth.

Yayati Madan G Gandhi
FOUNDER-PRESIDENT
GLOBAL FRATERNITY OF POETS