Sep 30, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
The adverse effect that science has brought in the lives of the humans is portrayed by the poet in his poem ‘Missed Calls’ where the poet shows how technology has distanced people from their kith and kin. The poet voices his thought,
A sharp and burning spirit with concrete form
Takes me to the bank of the Ganges…
And I am reminded of the flavour of cooking rice
And an earthen lamp fed by castor oil.
The language that he uses to express his thoughts impresses the reader while driving the thought home. In the poem ‘Silent Days’ the poet tells, “I shall ask the woodcutter/ To cut my shadow as it is difficult to wait for sunrise”. Then in ‘As You Go’, the poet tells “Turn left/ To right/ Draw straight lines”. The conjunction of “left”, “right” and “straight” seems antithetical.
Promises hide their faces
Amidst crowds of everyday duties.
The caste question gains prominence in his poems, ‘Why this Neglect’, ‘Bilingual Bird’, ‘Towards the Center’ where he questions the casteism practiced in our society which denies one even the basic human dignity to live with. The poet depicts this disparity carried over the ages as he tells,
Brutal within is voiced
When her innocent body crumbles
The poems in the collection are however not separate pieces of emotion. They seem to reflect continuity. Even the titles of the poem are in a manner as if one begets the other. The titles of the poem ‘Refugee’, ‘In a Home Away from Home’ and ‘My Other’, ‘We are Connected’ provide ample evidence that the sense element in the poems are continued from one to the other.
None has read
Their tales of pain
Not even the Gods!
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