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Reflections - Poems by Balram Cheruparambil
|by Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy|
“Reflections” a collection of Balram Cheruparambil’s poems is an articulation from the heart...of the poet’s feelings, opinions, musings and reflections on various issues and topics...
Balram’s writing style is free flowing and easy on one’s senses. All the poems have amazing rhyming, timing, rhythm and a lyrical quality that no where seems contrived or forced...He has a way with words that come to him easily and he plays with them with élan, style and substance.
Here’s a sampling from the very first poem ‘Paradise’:
These lines are just a forerunner of the sheer joy and sublime poetry that’s in store for you in this slim volume of Balram’s “Reflections”.
Each of the poems brings out the poet’s uncluttered thought process and holds a mirror to his deep concerns and considered viewpoints. My personal favourites are his take on the Panchabhootas – the five elements – Wind, Fire, Water, Earth and Sky. The poet is at his best in these poems, and his artistry and imagery come across brilliantly.
An engineering graduate and a management professional, Balram is a recruitment head at one of the leading Middle East companies. “Reflections” is his maiden foray into publishing 65 of his poems that he wrote in the short span of a year...
Balram’s “Reflections” range from simple sentiments, “My Daughters, My Life”:
To frustration at the unbridled corruption and growing intolerance in our country “Sodom”:
To humour at its best in “Temptation, My Sweet Friend”:
To cutting satire “The Indian Politico”:
To yearning “Escape”:
Throughout his “Reflections”, Balram demonstrates his great understanding of the human nature and the felicity to articulate his thoughts and emotions with lucidity, clarity and ease...
Considering the variety of topics that he has handled with an absolute command over his craft in his very first collection of poems, Balram surely is on track - an accomplished poet in the making - poised to touch pinnacles of glory and fame...
My advice – order a copy of “Reflections” today on http://www.cyberwit.com, so that you can boast that you are the proud owner of his very first book of poems, when in the not-so-distant future, Balram attains great heights as a poet...!
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