On a lovely summer day, immerse yourself in the exquisite poetry of Ballroom Singh. Here’s a book to start with:
This week as I sat in the peace of the back garden and enjoyed the last of the sunshine for a while, I enjoyed reading and rereading the poems in the latest collection of Balroop Singh – Slivers:Chiseled Poetry.
About the collection
When I stumbled upon haiku – a Japanese form of poetry, I scoffed it away, thinking it to be too short and easy to write. My hubris got a setback when I was challenged to write it! My earlier efforts show how I struggled with the syllables that could convey a meaningful message. Slowly I discovered this art form, which I revere now. I’ve taken some liberties with the rules though.
The poetry in this collection is not traditional haiku and tanka but inspired from them.This collection focuses on micro-poetry, inspired from haiku, senryu, tanka and acrostic poems. Brevity and discipline is the hallmark of these poems.
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