About the book:
Sanjeev Bansal’s exquisite poems are epistles to the past, reflections upon the future and heartbreaking meditations upon the metaphysics of daily transcendence. One of the most subtly imaginative poets, Bansal bravely transcribes his love for the hilly terrains of Shimla into the charged intersections of love and rejection, nature and religion, loss and renewal. His poems are lucid snapshots developed in a subtle amalgam of memory and intuition. Lyrical and linguistically inventive and yet faithful to poesy of European gloom, Bansal investigates complex personal history, family and romantic love in carefully sculpted lines, thereby making his poetry an odyssey at once metaphorically and emphatically real.
As this sad poet saith:
“That’s not all the end of all.
Ye’ll always be in my writing tales,
In my heart and in ye sepulcher.”
~ An Ode to Shimla
An Ode to Shimla by Sanjeev Bansal presents you a collection of beautiful poems that in a way relates life, love and beauty of Shimla or nature in general.
The poet prompts the readers to be enchanted with his words and the meaning conveyed.
Each one of the 54 poems will leave you enthralled and I would like to appreciate the poet for coming up with such elegant and interlinked verses and his strong command over the language; he succeeded effectively in capturing the beauty of nature with his pen. It is indeed very right in saying that it is a true romance with nature.
I felt as if the meaning of love is redefined altogether in these poems, you can read deeper and deeper into it.
My personal favorites are:
Goddess of my Windy Night.
Ocean of Royal Verses.
Keynote & Three-Act Play.
I will rate this 4.5/5 and would like to shout out to poetry lovers: Hey there you! This will be your best pick!
Watch its teaser at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0NcuE_dI4s&t=10s