Saturday, July 26, 2008

m k harikumar poem

Flowers yellow, leaves green

The poets were debating on the sequence of death;
Who died first whether the poet or the poem?
He stood there listening to the wailings
of both the poets and their verses

Inside there were chairs
with swollen belly,
tables that have gone crazy,
sensual shadows
and junk of books,
even as the sales and discussions
went on an on

Then he got scared of death
He was not ready to
become a corpse

Instantly he felt the urgency
of poetic metaphors
to break away from the confines
of the bookshop

In a trance he recalled the days when
snake charmers, poets and teachers
were suffering for want of lovers
It flashed back how the poetic talent
in his molecules began to blow apart
since ages

And how love was orphaned
denied of the right to survival and fortunes
The poet in him was born by chronicling
the erosion of culture and meanness of the past

He tried his best to see that the carcass
of his desires did not turn into poetic imageries

Meanwhile even his corpse
was on the look out for a safe haven
outside the world of verses
to avoid molestation,
and to escape from
the lusty glare of the poets

The trees and insects resorted
to futile rituals to possess
the life of poets
but got back nothing but grief

He couldn’t resist the temptation to
hold on to his moral right for existence
outside the realm of history.

The debate of the poets went on unabated

As the book of night remained wide open
they began unwrapping
the cartons of lust and liquor

trans: saj mathews

Thoughts of m k harikumar

" As literary creation is not possible without words, the impetus of conscious that ignore the meanings of words aims at an un accessible zone in literature. The conscious never rests while the words retreat with their inheritance. It aims at an unworldly openness of the soul. What words do talk are definite things. They are the qualifiers of the reason. The massive muscles of words always do pick up visual of life and the magnitude of realities. But a creative mind is restless. It sees the ocean of life beyond the limiting frames of plain words."

"Peep into the nucleus of each experience and live in there; that was what Vijayan. The life of Mankind is not single-faced. It's in multi layers and in various layers of memories. If one wants to walk through those myriad pathways, it needs a microscopic alertness of emotions to imbibe the fertile soil from them and to respond to them."

"Each emotion facilitates the soul with a communication of a sort. It can be of reason or beyond any reasons. communication can be emotional or holistic. Whatever it is experiences are purely holistic. It is not any doctrine of religions. Faith, love etc are indepth emotional puzzles. Likewise there are many things we just cannot label them with a name. There are certain things that would evade and slip away from our mental processes even when we call them disappointment, sorrow or affinity."

"The mind does not move through a single path always. But the writers do create characters who bear sorrow or uphold vengence without thinking in depth. Characters that embody villany or depression are just artificial. No human being could live like that. There are conflicting traits in him. There is a never ending clash of values in his mind. It is crucial who wins the mind. But it is temporary. Traditional; thinkers have built up religious doctrines thinking that man has a single personality. In truth, religious doctrines should be redefined here."
"Man has several faces. In fact he has several 'heads'. That's what the ten heads of Ravana indicates. It is seen visible in Ravana. Man's religious attitude has been flourishing traditionally on a concept that he is single-minded. That is why such characters still do not vanish in literature also. That is a kind of adherence to traditional values. It is influenced by the tradition. Any lofty thoughts might get entangled in weaknesses like this and they can go completely orthodox in approach. Hence characters are born and ballooned as moralistic, realistic or anti-social."

"Whatever man encounters are religious. Artists realize this and their worth through an agonizing experience of his self by assimilating a mental experience. Each experience has a soul. It is a mix of both body and mind. That is eternal truth. Like searching for unknown truth, it creates a lifestyle of its own to live on with what is called known truth. The realities of an Artist are the real experiences of his mental experience. This is applicable to all human beings. Mind and body do not travel along the same road. The complexity of experiences is innate to religious experience."

"Each experience is having a part of mind and a part of body. Knowledge is life here. As man gets his experiences his doors get wide open too. Worldly life is a very long route. It is a mammoth experience. So eternal truth is just his route to his own personal experiences. While alive religiousness comes multifaceted. In each experience his habit changes. Religion has 'heads' that change at lightning speed. Those who search for eternal truth often go blind to the multifacet manifestations of life in real. They search for a truth in infinity through the souls of disparities. This approach is against the life of the present times."

"The chemistry in man as well as his life experiences or religious attitudes do communicate or conflict or get ignored. Man learns through many ways and the knowledge he gains thus offer him umpteen number of holistic moments. without his conscious knowledge he is realizing himself. In that the sound of Nature is reverberating in a miniscule experience of his. "
"Whether it is Marxism or religion or Mathmatics, they are not alien to literature. Revolution against disparity is the nucleus of Marxism. All defensive institutions in the world that are spreading widely do have this nucleus within them. The aim is to abolish autocracy. History wont pardon those who hunted down men and launched political turmoil in the name of Marxism. They will be punished. Many ideological castles have been built up either manipulating or distorting the principles of Marxism. Such things are the residues of some dreams or return of some kind of romantic fancies.There is no greater intellectual failure than not trying to understand the core principles of any doctrines. whether it is realism or romanticism, there is a core source. In literature of the new era such sources are realized. Thus the literary history is protected here."

"We can manipulate the philosophy of any human emotions or change the physics of it. There is Maths for prayer or sorrow; there is Marxism for them. Both prayer and sorrow are only two protraction of daily life. there are a lot of reasons behind them. Prayer and sorrow are man's two resorts. the knowledge about those two resorts-Prayer and Sorrow- make men silent. Anyone has the freedom to cry. The very thought of the freedom to cry make us create opportunities to cry. This is how one feels sex towards sorrow. It is a sex relative to sorrow. Some migrate unconsciously to sex with sorrow from sex with body. As those who believe in sex with sorrow increases it becomes a hot selling consumer item. This is what guides economics. Thus connecting to many laws of beauty and sources of ideas there has been a flood of literary outputs in current literature. One can call it a mix of nuclei of ideologies. This mixing makes the modern literary hype richer."

The paragraphs are from his books

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Interview with Harikumar

What is the idea behind your very most popular and widely read column AksharaJaalakam?

It is an outpouring of my freedom. I was highly controlled by many ways ,in the know , i was a main stream jounalist.So i have my own limitations.It was evident in my writings those days.I have to balance the things.
have a lot of friends in the literary world.My writing was blind in those days,, to an extend.I think that every writer is to be free in order to search and find out what is hidden in his mind.
This search is accidentally become creative.Whenever you find a good and correct thing in reading,you will be free.I am enjoying that freedom.

Now i have no inhibition to write something.a job may not prevent me in doing so.this reflects in the wide readership of Aksharajaalakam in Kala Kaumudi.I am getting at least two hundred calls every day , from various parts of the world.The readers actually enjoy it, without no mask.
I cannot attend every calls.I have to respond to many by emails.They are responding to my blogs and sites:mkharikumar,aksharajaalakam.blogspot,

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