|Poet Santosh Kalwar signing the book|
This life is not a distillation of black clouds.
Suffering from The Vandana and Other Poems
With the bagful of 16 wonderful books of poems, writings and quotes; the poet Santosh Kalwar definitely makes his own dignified identity on literature as a rising poet.
When I got latest book entitled 'The Vandana and Other Poems', it dragged my attention with curiosity why Vandana is so near to the poet's heart that gave him the title of the book itself. Who is this Vandana? What is Vandana? Poet portraits it so beautifully on shaping his creation with distinct portraits of Vandana.
Vandana, his love, poet dreams her as his angel:
She had beauty and charm
She was dream so vivid
Vandana from The Vandana and Other Poems
And, Vandana, as a prayer, poet draws his line of faith to worship his love on next poem The Vandana.
With the help of different 43 poems, Poet crafts his own melody of Vandana or Worshipfulness towards humankind and their social aspects. He praises womanhood with wise mind whether in the form of his love or in the form of motherhood. He satires social politics and warn uprising resultants of organized and intentional conflicts. He rejoices wonderful environment but also gets depressed with unfriendly culture and weather. The poet sounds so emotional, fragile and sentimental with his own words.
|A reader enjoys the book The Vandana and Other Poems|
Will rise against all odds
We have divided ourselves
And we will kill each of us.
The days are coming soon.
I may no longer ever create art
Forgive me for whatever I have said or done
I am not who I claimed to be
Summer Song from The Vandana and Other Poems