“The Rainbow of Eternity” is a joint work of Indo-Australian poetry that showcases the poetry of two great poets: Dr Bajram Redzepagic from Australia and Dr Jernail Singh Anand from India. Dr. Bajram Redepagic is known as Balkan Dostovesky, having written more than 20 books, including a famous novel “Rebel”, also decorated with the Commonwealth of Australia Award. Dr. Jernail Singh Anand is the author of over 150 books of English poetry, fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, spirituality and eco-awareness. His work has been recognized worldwide, especially his 9 epics including the famous Mahakaal triology.
“The Rainow of Eternity” is in the nature of a cultural bridge not only between the poetry of two poets, but between two cultures, and two ways of living and thinking. One thing that brings them together is their love for the living, because in the case of both poets, their reach is cosmic, and both prefer an egalitarian and egalitarian world order. In fact, comparisons are illusory and it is not possible to compare two poets, even if they belong to the same country.
Dr. Bajram is a very conscientious writer, who knows that the idea of escaping his responsibilities as a human being will haunt him for times to come.
“If I run away from everything,
I heard and saw,
I am even guiltier, worry will destroy me.”
The poet looks at what is happening with a “furious” gaze, which he does not approve of, because he believes in another world:
“As if the wind felled trees,
Carrying roofs, roaring with a terrible roar,
Storm, everything collapses, breaks, overturns in the world,
And I look furiously,
Believe in another world.”
Dr. Bajram is a very sensitive poet, but rebellion runs through his veins. In a very daring language, which if it is full of passion, anguish and also despair, against human destiny, he shouts:
The white tombstones tell, each in their own way, their life story,
Of torment, of song, of happiness, … of death and love,
The dead seem to repay the living debt
I am convinced that happiness is in change,
A rebellious spirit, a song, a beautiful dream.
Fools see nothing.
While we find Dr Bajram a quick rebel, Dr Jernail Singh Anand’s poetry has a different flavor. He believes in the analysis of phenomena and every poem he writes has a moral benefit. Spirituality is his strong point. In fact, he has carved out a place for himself in world poetry as the great moralist of our time, and a great satirist too, like Daniel Defoe. Dr. Anand’s poetry has been compared with Iranian poets also through a research project of the English Department of the Univ. from Neyshabur, Iran. His poem, “Lines Written Far From a Country Church Yard” testifies to his sensitivity to the goals of the University. How the earth reacts to a corpse, like a mother receiving her dead son:
Why did you collect useless toys?
Only I’m sorry,
I failed to offer you the spirit of a mother.
Mother Earth told her son, after his return, that the love shown to him by the worldlings was only an illusion:
Do you know,
All this love was just a show?
Go back, I give you back your body,
And see what will happen.
They will fly
All those who cry and sigh.
Here is a terrible account of human love, but the poet is not suspicious of love as such. For him, love is the cardinal virtue. Love flows like light flows from the sun and rain from the clouds:
The clouds don’t hold back the raindrops,
And the sun cannot hold back its light.
But, man, the wise,
Still holds its kindness,
And release his evil.
This is how we create hell, believes Dr Anand, whose poetry sometimes sounds pontifical, even though it is the aesthetic richness of his work that appeals to the mass mind. Dr. Anand released this thin volume and before that he published about thirty poets [in a joint venture] of the whole world. In this way, this book is a golden bond that unites the magical world.