Poetry has a subtle way of announcing itself in our lives as we pore over the rhythmic words arranged in a sing-song pattern. It gets us rid of the chains held on our hearts, on our brains, on our intellect to accept the truth with open arms.
Beyond (words) and Between (the lines) is an ambrosial anthology of poems which strike a chord with our frozen minds with their aesthetic narrative and profound meanings. The book has been divided into six sections – Bitterness, Struggle, Frustration, Journey, Lessons, and Realization. Out of these, Journey was my favorite for a few evocative tiny tales and poems.
The poems are not bound in some cliche pattern. They are free in thought as well as in their composition. They stretch across a variety of subjects right from an adult’s desire to be a child again to the gravity of a woman’s menstruation. They bring us to the point of realizing how our actions are leaving an impact on the Earth and also compel us to ponder over our own existence. They create a picture of the bitter truth of marital rape and gently express the grief-stricken souls of different accidents. They paint the vitality of courage and determination, voice the voracious spirits resting inside of us, explain the garbage of rage turning into a compost of tolerance, and how being organized is a myth. They traverse through our mechanistic bodies trying their bit to reach our impregnable souls, make them vulnerable and porous enough to don the cap of important realizations. They hint at the eternal crazy pursuit of joy found in materialism which leaves little room for small pleasures.
Accompanied by the simple illustrations, the poems written in a comprehensible writing style engages us and provides for fresh insight into the truths long forgotten in the conundrum of life. I would totally recommend it to people who wish to soak in the charm of some light but deep poems.
MY RATING: 4/ 5
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