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Book Review: Hither & Thither

Book Review: Hither & Thither

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jan 2018, 10:17 pm

‘Hither & Thither’ is a collection of poems penned by Dibyangee Saha, where we get to see things from a unique point of view.

The poems have been written under six categories - Spark in the Dark, Ode to Joy, The Soliloquy, Of Longing and Despair, Once Written Twice High, Faces and Spaces.

Spark in the Dark merges the poet’s helplessness in love with the helplessness of the moon and describes the sparks of light in the dark nights, as suggested by the title itself.

Ode to Joy is about the joyous emotions of life. The poet walks the readers through the journey of life where joy comes and goes. The selfish desires in life that provide temporary joy to the simplest of things that make us smile. The joy in sadness and every other thing in life.

The Soliloquy is where the poet candidly writes to her soul and personifies it and her inner self.

Of Longing and Despair is where she writes about the chances she took with that one special person that we all meet at one point of time in our life. Often, they stay, but more often they leave. Their first meeting, a two minute journey in a train, parting ways at stations, living in lies, building house of cards and falling apart.

Once Written Twice High is the smallest part in the book which tries to explain love and long distance love with words, and the poet has successfully done that.

The sixth and final part titled Faces and Spaces is the part which puts forward the reality of people who have tougher life than us and have to face so much pain every day. The people who are skilled in faking smiles, this is a tribute to all of them.

The best thing about these poems is that most of them are metaphors which the readers can interpret in their own way. The poet beautifully leaves an imprint of her words in every reader’s mind.

As today we do not really see a lot of people taking their broken emotions and filling them up in poetry, it is a refreshing change from the varied kind of prosaic literature that we come across.

The book will be hitting stores in January and so keep your eyes on, and where the book will be listed soon.

Reviewed by Soumashree Mukherjee

Book Review: Hither & Thither

India Blooms News Service
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