Lucas says, “…there are moments in life when the transience and sadness of existence are made bearable only by their poetry…”. And such is the poetry of Satish Verma. And again,
There are people in the world, a few, who carry into the art of living, consciously or not, a certain grace, a certain fineness, a certain sense of style which redeems them from the sterile futility of most human struggling. They suffer, they grow old, they are forgotten; but they were never ugly, nor squalid, nor ridiculous. And such has been and so is SATISH VERMA.
Born in 1935, Satish Verma started his poetic journey way back in early 60s of the last century. He became a Professor of Botany at Dayanand (PG) College, Ajmer where he served for nearly 35 years. In 1980s, he started a holistic Centre of Homeopathy called Sewa Mandir, at Ajmer for the poor and the needy, which in due course of time grew to become the largest holistic Centre in Asia. Pitted against the forces bigger than himself, Satish Verma has been fighting with life on his own terms. His encounters with pain and agony during his practice as a homeopath has sustained the poet in him. A prolific writer, nevertheless with any compromise with profundity, he, during the past three decades or so has been composing nearly two poems per day. With as many as fifty collections of poems in Hindi and fifty another in English published so far, he also has approximately 7000 poems uploaded on Poet's Hunter. A nonagenarian, he lives in Ajmer and still writes.
Anuraag Sharma is a bilingual poet and creative writer from Ajmer, India. A retired Professor of English, he has to his credit nearly 28 books, including collections of poems, short stories, critical studies, a trilogy of plays, volumes of translations, etc. published so far. He has guided as many as 25 scholars for the award of the degree of Ph D and M.Phil. A globe trotting Seminarian, he has represented India at various international forums in China, Denmark, Australia, the U.S. and Fiji. His poems and articles have appeared in numerous international magazines and research journals. For the last fifteen years, he has been the Editor of the biannual international journal of Poetry & Creative Writing PROSOPISIA which is the flagship of ARAWLII of which he is the life long President. A cancer survivor, he is a full time writer and currently lives in Ajmer.