Roads, A Journey With Verses by Vandana Bhasin and Smitha Vishwanath.
Publisher: Notion Press
I love poetry and even wrote a few here and I thought I could also come out with poetry, as well wishing friends commented positively on them.
Then I was reading some of the comments elsewhere from people who are good in poetry, rubbishing random people like me writing crap in the name of poetry.
That’s when I came across this book, Roads. Frankly, the first thing attracted me was that the authors are both ex-bankers like me.
With that connection established, I got the book and started reading.
The collection of poetry has one striking feature. The authors start with a summary giving a background to the poem that follows.
For me poetry has the superiority over literature as the reader gets to interpret the lines in a beautiful way. The verses add to this edge.
The book is of 60 poems arranged under nine virtues. I think the poets have contributed 30 each. Of course I didn’t count, which is a deliberate decision.
But then, one may not be able to find out who the poetess is by reading the poem as both have similar styles for a reader like me trying to follow their expressions of the heart. Perhaps all hearts speak the same language. In fact the poets have hinted that it’s a reflection of their life journey.
Though not an expert, I can say that I enjoyed reading each and every poem. Bankers also can be good poets. And the poems here are really good.
By the way, I am sure that the experts that I spoke about initially will endorse these beautiful poems.
The banker colleagues have made us proud.
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Rating: 4.5 ⭐️