Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (23 August 2017)
Writer: Uma, Binod, Trupti, Shruti & Saurin
We are a species fueled by obsessions. Every human achievement, and every infamy, is the result of an obsession that tormented, possessed and consumed. This is a selection of poetry about solitude and other obsessions that have distracted, driven, destroyed and / or defined us. Usually poetry gives us a much-needed break from rigorous fiction reading and lengthy read. It is like a breath of fresh air and makes our mood lite and delivers serious message with an ease.
Uma Sudhindra: Uma’s poem is based various issues and the once that describe the pain of a soldier and his loved once is beautifully expressed. Her travel description is surreal and I have been Rumi fan her poem based on Rumi captures RUMI’s essence. But my favorite poem is “in the lap of death”- Uma have described on of the feared and dreaded aspects of life with an ease. The words are gentle and leave a lasting impression.
Binod Panda: Binod’s poem are sort of serious ones and while reading them it is evident that these are inspired from his life lessons and experience. Binod has used simple language and emphasized more on the meaning of the poems. Life death pain joy are part of life and they are well described though my favorite is mirage and one can easily corelate with Binod’s words we as an individual have long lost our dreams and aspirations while chasing others dreams and we are at times caught in the web from where it is nearly difficult to get back to our original self.
Trupti Kalamdani: Trupti’s work are emotional ones and generally deals with relationship and self-belief. I particularly liked the comeback as it was refreshing and was about self-discovery and self-belief. We as an individual need to vouch for our individuality. The rose sans thorns deal with the agony and pain of being in a relationship and tells the truth in a subtle way. Trupti’s work seems to represent a cyclic process of being down to discovering to evolving and the rebirth. Well phrased and versed poems.
Dr. Shruti Arabatti: Shruti’s work is enthralling there is hidden meaning in her every poem and every verse. She has decided to write about some trivial issues prevailing in the society. U R is one such poem she has beautifully described how we crush young once dream and let him die within. Finding home is again a beautiful poem describing how far we have come chasing a dream we have long lost our interests our home and our family. The End summarizes Shruti’s work and life cycle and the reality of life.
Saurin Desai: Saurin’s poems was by far with what I corelated the sorrow of an individual and the reality of living in metro no matter how crowded or surrounded you are with people but you would be alone if it isn’t the right place. Regrets is about the time that we didn’t took in account the time where we fooled around. Saurin’s poems are about the individual stuck and trying to rediscover himself. The pain is beautifully described and well versed. His work isn’t complicated and will compel to read further.