Poetry is rhythmic flow of intense feelings and thoughts


Written By: Mohanchand

Mohanchand Patil is a bilingual Indian poet writing in English and Kannada, well known in Karnataka state of India for his poems in Kannada and English. His mother tongue is Kannada, a language having a history of 2300 years plus and 27th highest spoken language in the world. World’s First Dictionary was compiled in Kannada by Somanatha in 12th Century. Kannada script was found in the stone scriptures dating back to 2nd Century when King Ashoka was ruling India. British released their first circular of Bombay province in Kannada language. Kannada has a very rich cultural history. It also appeared in ancient Greek scriptures.

Mohanchand Patil hails from Hubli, studied at Karnataka University, Dharwad. Now he is Head of Finance and Accounts in Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited. He writes poems in Kannada and English and articles on economic topics which are published in leading Kannada magazines, Vijaya Karnataka, Prajavani, Samyukta Karnataka, Taranga and leading English magazine Deccan Herald and various periodicals, and also on websites like ‘’. A collection of his Kannada poems “Baagilugalu” was published by Dr Karki Sahitya Vedike, Hubli, which received good reviews from K V Tirumalesh, Yashwant Chittal and many others in literary circle. He started writing poems since college days when he came under the spell of Shelly, Keats, Shakespeare, D H Lawrence, Bertrand Russel and Sartre. Famous frontline writers like Dr.Shantinath Desai, Yashwanth Chittal, Niranjan Walishettar, K V Tirumalesh and D S Parmaj encouraged his quest in literature. The writings of Kuvempu, Bendre, Basavanna, Swamy Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore deeply influenced him.

He says poetry is an art which demands a highest order of discipline in life. He is of the opinion that whatever good things we learn or experience should be shared with others so that legacy of goodness and nobility should be passed on to the progeny for better life on earth.

In the ocean of poetry I am a little drop

Evaporation and condensation will never stop

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