Author : ISHRAT UMAR
Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others like every single word they read. Poetry is to educate people, to lead them away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity. Writing poetry is to help the community better understand life and live it more passionately. Poetry is the most compact form of literature. A poem packs all kinds of ideas, feelings and beauty into a few carefully chosen words.
I belong to a highly educated family of U.P. and presently settled in Noida. I love all forms of fine arts—music, singing, painting, reading and writing. My passion for writing is inherited by my father. Poetry just happens. My mantra in life is “bloom where you are planted.”.and believe that poetry connects the world. Imagination revolves around me, humanity is the biggest religion. I am polite, positive, hard-working and loving person. My parents and siblings were avid readers. My parents molded us towards academics and sports. My own family helped me to fly, I am grateful to all of them. Now I am following my dreams. All poems depict different aspects of human nature, changing times, present situations and beautiful nature. One needs peace of mind and calm environment to study, concentrate and put fine thoughts on paper.
Our passion is a committed force that drives us to reach our goal. I am the spouse of a paramilitary officer and blessed mother of a married entrepreneur daughter, an I.A.S allied son in law, a son, who is extremely successful sales professional, and lovely daughter in law. I accept life with all its drawbacks. I love nature. Nature is the best sanctuary for overcoming the stress. I enjoy the simple joys, hopes, fears and life of a common citizen in a metropolis and countryside as well. Joy of spring can heal a grief stricken heart. Folk culture is a synthesis of diverse cultures which adds to its richness and timelessness. Folk festivals are an integral part of Indian culture, which points to its diversity and root strength.
Many awards were conferred on me. Highest scale of excellence on being GEM of World Pictorial Coffee Table Anthology by World Pictorial Poetry Forum.
Asian Literary Society presented certificate and Trophy for release of my book The Changing Face of India.
World Smith Award (English Poetries 2020, 2021)
Certificate from Golden Book of World Record series of Pictorial & Art Coffee Table Book.
Gitesh Biva Memorial Award
Highest Scale of Excellence by 25th World Pictorial Poetry Forum(C). Many certificates and Trophy on English poetries by Asian Literary Society.
Following books were written by me.
1. Betiyan aur Rishte Hamare Tumhare
2. The Changing Face of India.
3. Echoes of Silence
4. Tea Time Sonnets
5. Making the world a better place
6 Pash Pash Sheesha