Tears of love, morph into stars studded in the night sky,
On the sands of stark reality, cactus blooms a flower, soft and shy.
A lotus in the mud of sorrow and rose on the throne of thorns,
Smile on the lips and eyes moist; I get into a poetic high.
Truth, love, and beauty; social conscience, arts, science and spiritual grace,
Nurture the verbal flowers with a fluorescent face.
I invite you to this festival of idea, image, and feeling,
The cactus flowers are eager for your perceptive reading and listening.
Mr. T. D. Kumar (Kumar Kiran) was born in 1940. He was a Professor in Physics for three years and was appointed in the Indian Revenue Service (I.R.S.) in 1963. He stayed at the post of India's highest income tax commission. His personality and work have been multi-faceted.
He has written more than thousand poems in Hindi and English and is in the process of publishing national and international poems, some are already being puiblished.
He has written, directed and produced many films, that is artistic, social and worthwhile. The central theme of the poem is Nehru written in Hindi and English, with a background of Indian Independence struggles and continues to engage in writing, social services and work.
The author’s wife Dr. Kiran Kumar was a scientist on a higher post in the Bhabha Institute. Her cooperation in her husband's work is priceless.