This is not a storybook. This is a collection of poems written over time. This is also the first collection of poems that I have read since school. I have recently developed an appreciation for poetry, and this book found me at the right time.
First-look, I love the cover. In fact, that is what drew me to the book too. This book is a collection of poems that talk about love, romance or heartbreak, and various other topics. There are poems about the harsh realities of life, about having hope, and death. Having said that, in my opinion, each of these poems is unique in there own way as they come straight from the soul.
When you talk about a set of poems written on such diverse topics, the concept of predictability gets thrown out the window. They are not organized by category, so it’s not like you have all love poems together.
As with any poem, the author has cleverly used tons of metaphors with enough context for anyone. The text also contains composite words. In some cases, you might end up referring to a dictionary. The more I think about, the more I realize that poetry can bend the rules to convey its intent and emotion like any other form of expression.
The book’s paperback edition costs around 150/- not much for the range of emotions this book delivers.
There were some poems I liked, and there were those I didn’t enjoy much. But that probably happens with any collection. My favorite poems were ‘Women like Us’ and ‘The Soldier’.
Some poems are great, and some with which I was unable to personally connect. But all of them made me go through a range of emotions. Some of them even made me think. This is why I took time to read this. I would end up going into a deep state of thinking often. I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
7.5 / 10 by The Booker’s Diary