GUWAHATI, Dec 23 � On a misty winter day, poetry lovers were entertained to some of the best creations of both renowned and budding poets of the State at the ongoing 13th North East Book Fair at the Chandmari engineering ground here.
The Kavi Sanmilan that began this afternoon at the book fair ground saw the participation of poets of repute like Hiren Bhattacharya, Rafiqul Hussain, Nilim Kumar and many others.
It needs to be mentioned here that the organizers of the North East Book Fair, the All Assam Publishers and Book Sellers Association has lined up a series of programmes to ensure that a close bond is established between the writers and the readers.
The poets meet was one such programme to provide an opportunity to the poets and the poetry lovers to come together and share their ideas. It gave a chance to the readers to know the world of the poets, their sources of inspiration and their frustration as well that results when the mind functions in a lacklustre manner.
Well-known poet Rafiqul Hussain, who has endeared himself to the readers on account of his distinctive style, moderated the event.
Fans who listened with rapt attention to their favourite poets got introduced to the latest experiments on the thematic as well style front in the world of verses. Young poet Bidyut Barun Sarma exposed the shallowness of the modern society that is always in the rat race and losing their foothold in the poem that he read out.
The thematic variation in the poetry of different poets enthralled the audience that comprised many young people.
�I think the issues of the people, the transitions sweeping across the society should be reflected in poetry. Poetry should not be just a medium for self satisfaction of the writers,� said Dimple Bora. She is also into writing poetry and follows the changes in the genre of poetry with keen enthusiasm.
Another poet Meera Thakur spoke about the crisis that has crept in every aspect of life, through her poem. Birinchi Rabha, Ajit Gogoi and many others delighted the audience with their wonderful poems.