I am delighted to share with you the launch of my poetry book ‘OF SILHOUETTE WORDS AND MOONFLOWERS’ .This is my first book and it is an attempt to showcase the myriad hues of life .
“Of Silhouette Words & Moon flowers” explores life silhouetted in expression , existence and experience.
The Silhouette is a part of us, beings of day and night , so succinctly described by Zara Ventris “I am the child of the Moon, being raised by the Sun, in a world walked by the stars and a sky drawn with flowers”.
Words , are eternal voyagers in time, bearing our feelings and emotions, steadfast in their loyalty to us.
Moon flowers are known to glow just like the full moon, they hold the meaning of the mysteries of the intuition , the mystical movement of the stars and moon, and are symbols of delicate femininity.
“The moon has dripped gold onto us, from all of the nights that we laid awake under the stars , dreaming with our hearts and singing with our souls.”, these words by Emily Marie so aptly capture that essence I have tried to portray in this book.
There are five themes in this book . Paper Boat Trails seeks to highlight the fascination and delight paper boats evoke with earthy metaphors endeavouring to look beyond the mists of reality.
There is a hearty welcome awaiting in my imaginary land, In The Land of “Things to Write” which talks about in as many poetic words, the writer’s block , stories of letters ,the frustrations and joys of writing.
Words Are Me is an effort to bring out the light, joyful and sombre side of us.
Then there is the dark side of life, The Grey Twilight , that seeks to explore the other world and its shadowy undertones.
I have taken up Time as a theme to portray it’s permanence in our existence and the myriad ways it shows up in our lives.
These poetry works are an attempt to showcase fascinating hues of life with humour, truth and understanding.
This poetry book , seeks to enthuse thoughts and emotions , being forged from a woman’s perspective on life and love, with silhouettes of words interspersed with the magical light of the elements as symbolised by the moon flowers.
It is this thread of magic interwoven in our lives
that makes us search for our own stars
walking in moon dust and star sun shine
painted a little in the glow of moonflower blooms
for all of us are in the playgrounds of grief and joy.
I hope you enjoy reading the poems as I did enjoy writing them.
It is available on Smashwords ,Kindle ,Amazon, Flipkart and Zorba books.
Check it out and order your copy today.
KOMAL GUPTA ( tejaswiniaura)