𝓘𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓼𝓾𝓷𝓷𝔂 𝓭𝓪𝔂
𝓘𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓱𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓭𝓪𝔂
𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 – 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓼𝓽𝓪𝔂 𝓶𝔂 𝔀𝓪𝔂?
Winter Poems by Sabarna Roy
Book Review : 4/5
If you’ve followed me for a while, you would know that I’m not a fan of poetry. Looks like it’s time to change that.
When I was 14, a learned teacher of mine (may her soul rest in peace) told me that poets are mad men who are charged with making this world a bit more beautiful. Today, I understood what she meant.
Winter Poems is divided into two sections, the first dealing with death and home and the second talking about loss. The first section had 12 long verses, each guranteed to enrapture your minds. But it was the second section with 26 short narratives that I loved the most.
The poet’s mind would sure be a dark place to be in, a dark and beautiful place that romanticizes death. ‘The aim of life is to die’, is a line that will stay with me for a long time. Towards the end of the book, I was in a state of melancholy and I feel that proves how strong the book is. The poet talks about everything wrong with the world, yet it nevers lets you lose sight of the bliss found in a second of silence.
Each poem demands your complete attention ( and probably a couple go overs) before it reveals its true meaning. This is a slow read and not for beginners, but it is worth every minute.
So throw yourselves on that old divan with a drink of choice and spend this summer enjoying some Winter Poems.
Recommended for : Poetry lovers, aesthetes.