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Two Hearts by Sarfaraz Ahmed & Annette Tarpley
|by Dr. Shamenaz Sheikh|
Two Hearts is a Poetry collection by two poets, Sarfaraz Ahmed & Annette Tarpley who are divided by borders but united by verses. There are 124 poems in the anthology, divided into various chapters depending on the theme like, happy, heartache and loss, love and romance, rejection and betrayal, sad, strength and betrayal depending upon the theme. The very first poem in the anthology is Another Night at Ronnie Scott is about a musical concert and the next poem,
The second chapter comprises of poems on ‘heartache and loss’ leaves a cathartic effect on the readers. All the poems in this section viz, Remnants of You, You’re Tearing Me Apart, Waiting, The Lonely Bench, When You Were Mine, A Mystery Man, You Are Not Around, As I Sleep, Alone, The Spark, Nobody Knew, Violation, How Many Times?, Never To Touch, The Look You Give Me,She Cried a River of Tears, The Mystical Blue, The Good-bye Letter, The Jealousy of Love, The Masquerade and She Had to Let Go are about loss and breaking of heart.
The Chapter, ‘Rejection and Betrayal’ the first poem, The Pillow depicts domestic violence which many women are facing everyday worldwide. The following lines tell the condition of an abuse woman:
Other poems in this chapter; That Night When She Kicked Me Out of Bed, Motherless Child, Lonesome Child and The 1st Bullet on the themes associated with rejection or betrayal.
There are some collaborative poems written by Sarfaraz Ahmed and Annette Tarpley like, The Longing, The Tango, The Ice Queen, All Alone, The Eccentric and The Shadow of Love.
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