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Uma Trilok’s The Song I Left Behind.
|by Dr.Shamenaz Sheikh|
Book Review of Uma Trilok’s The Song I Left Behind. New Delhi: Sabhya Prakashan. 2012. ISBN: 978-93-83785-24-7, Pages 120, Rs.600.00/US $ 12.00
Uma Trilok is a person who writes extensively in both English and Hindi languages. Not only a poet but she is a recognized author, a script writer and a painter. Being a prolific person, she is trained in Indian classical vocal music and Kathak dance and has performed on various stages, Radio and television. Her earlier publication, Amrita Imroz, a love story was published in three languages simultaneously by Penguine and was very well accepted by the readers. The Song I Left Behind is her sixth poetry collection enriched with verses which touches your heart.
In the poem, Trilok has portrayed the silence existing in a woman’s life who is pining for her lover to bring happiness in her life by removing loneliness existing in her life. Silence II is a highly philosophical poem dedicated to God, the creator. She has expressed her gratitude to God comparing His presence in the earth in various forms. Journey is also a philosophical poem based on the harsh realities of life and Prayer is about the importance of prayer.
While The post card I received is symbolic poem revealing the desire of a woman waiting for her lover. This intensity of passion and eagerness is further carried in Wait also.
Hope is a poem written on an optimistic note about expectations of a ten years old child. This feeling is also reflected in poems, Whisper and Search but I don’t want to be God is a poem based on pessimistic note. Expressing her love for Indian classical musical she has composed some poems like Raag Yaman and Raag Vasant based on music raags, yaman & vasant.
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