A poet is not isolated from society, nor from one’s geographical environment or from one’s social and cultural landscape in his/her search for truth and often returns to poetry to give vent to one’s emotions and perception. In fact, a poet’s verse is often reminiscent of one’s search for meanings in life and a woman poet usually looks for her legitimate claim to dignity and equal opportunities in a society whose meanings seem to be falling apart.
A woman, one would agree has myriad aspects to her. She’s an amalgam of so many strengths, so much patience, tolerance, sensitivity and much more. Her sensitive conscience orders her poetic sense often with gender-based themes and the consequent expressions sometimes of pure and raw emotion create their own space in her verse. A woman has been marginalized for too long. Their bitterness at being exploited day in and day out naturally arouses the woman in me and finds expression in my poetic content. Poetry is my medium to reach out to others and awaken them to a woman’s sensibility. It emerges from my dialogue with my silent self-exploring the inner and outer worlds away from the vortex of complexities. So one aspect of my writing on subjects like the street-child especially the girl-child, child marriage, gangrape, child bride, sold, woman etc is an emotional response to my social thought and experience. Through this literary art form, I am able to give voice to my latent-but-alive emotional pattern more so because I believe that poetry can have a social connotation and still be art.