Poems have a lot of importance in day to day living and have been found one of the best ways to express human feelings to others in the society. Hindi has been our mother tongue and although we may be separated by a lot of regional languages such as Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, etc., there is one language that binds all of us together with one common thread. This common language is called Hindi and represents the class of our most learned and intelligent writers, scholars and authors.
Hindi poems have been, since times immemorial, a medium to express all kinds of human feelings through words. Whether it is happiness, jubilation, sadness, solitude, anger, humor, hatred, jealousy, kindness, pity or any other kind of feeling, poems are one of the best ways in putting any such feeling across to the audience.
No wonder why "kavi sammelans" are organized at such a massive scale and draw people from all religions, castes and creed. Kavi sammelans were once upon a time a platform for people or rather poem lovers to showcase their talent and poetry to their audience live. Poets always pen down their thoughts on a piece of paper and being it out to the audience through books and magazines. However, through their live concerts, they get an opportunity to recite their works in front of a live audience. At such places, one can see the poets in complete form, expressing each word that they have crafted in the best possible way and see the audience going ecstatic along with their poetry.
In fact, people who have attended any of such kavi sammelans or poetry live concerts will agree to the fact that such concerts are one of the best experiences that a person can get in his or her life. And such concerts are possible because of the great poets that we have in our country. Some of the great Hindi poets are Amir Khusro, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Bhawani Prasad Mishra, Ashok Chakradhar, Deepak Srivastava, Bharatendu Harishchandra, Dr. Jagdish Gupt, Dharmveer Bharti, Dr. Jagdish Vyom, Gopal Singh Nepali, Geet Chaturvedi, Gopal Das Neeraj, Hemant Shrimal, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Jaishankar Prasad, Jwalamukhi, Javed Akhtar, Kabir, kamlesh bhatt kamal, Kaka Hathrasi, Kedarnath Agarwal, Krishna Mittra, Kedarnath Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Maithilisharan Gupt, Mahadevi Verma, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Murari Lal Sharma Neeras, Mira Bai, Naresh Mehta, Nagarjun, Ramdhari Singh `Dinkar`, Nawal Kishore Dhawal, Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana Agyeya, Prem Chand, Shivmangal Singh Suman, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Sri Ramakrishna, and many more.
All the famous Hindi poets have reached a completely different level of name and fame because of their ever-lasting poems and prose. Indeed, the Hindi poets are not only famous in India, but also abroad and even foreigners today consider Hindi poems in high regard. A large number of works by these Hindi poets can be found on the Internet under different websites and one can also listen to Hindi poems (such as dohas from kabir) on social-networking and online video websites such as YouTube. Some people also say that listening to Hindi poems serves as a great stress buster for them and is their best way of de-stressing.