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Wanderings with Poetry, with around 380 short poems, portrays a colourful insight into the vast diverse world that we live in, by subtly deciphering profound thoughts into plain little lines. The language draws its strength from rationality and wisdom. The words strive to achieve timelessness even while considering contemporary viewpoints on subjects like travel, love, lust, spirituality, success and leisure. Collectively structured to attain a distinct yet diverse voice, the poems make for pleasurable reading.
All of us discover time and again that we do breath an occasional faint thought that somehow has crossed our minds, captivating us. And when we decipher that experience into words, we realise we have written poetry.
Many a time I chance upon little events, trivial realisations and vague imaginations that I feel to give a form by enunciating them. All the while, I end up roaming where I never been. I have learnt to respect whatever that can be thought, never to reject the basis for any viewpoint and never to denounce what cannot be personally embraced. Meanwhile, as I still continue to hear what can be written, here is some verse for you...
Wanderings with Poetry is my second book and I see myself evolving with it. I have tried that the ideas that are splashed around here have a collective vibrant charm. Individually each of these verses may sometimes appear inane and simple but they together can turn out to be carelessly beautiful like a long refreshing saunter across the familiar and the unknown. Few are pure play with words, few others are mere experimentations and the rest are those hard truths that happen to hit anyone in the face who ventures out to seek his meaning. Hope you enjoy this collection, set in vast colourful Indian playfield.Reviews
A must read for those who intend to learn truths of philosophical nature without touching thick books...
- The Tribune, December 16, 2007. Link.
Song of a Bard and Other Poems is the first compilation of poems by Dilip Sankarreddy. Things perceived, believed, imagined and practised never do really exist though they in fact thrive in the minds of the people and society. It is said that the world is how the world is understood. And while attempting to decipher better, Song of a Bard and Other Poems, in three sections, enthralls the reader. The collection ranges from different subjects, in their many ways, from love to mundane realities, little truths called by the poet as "Grains".
My poetic expression is the outcome of my strong urge to articulate my muse. This is my first collection of poems and I have touched upon varied subjects. Put forth in three sections, Song of a Bard and Other Poems is an attempt to see things that exist in reality but are seen as abstractions.
The first section brings out different views as seen by souls living in different ways of existence while the second section touches upon the ever complex, yet beautiful subject-love. The third section has a group of little lines titled Grains. One of Nature's gifts to us is grain. It exists not just for our nourishment but is in fact a seed of our very sustenance. In different forms, where no two are the same, each grain tells its own story. But it is upon us to decipher its tales.Index
... Many think that poetry is a hard nut too difficult to crack. But when you read Dilip’s poetry, I think many start playing with the muse and forget to be a critic... Dilip has written verses, rather I must say lyrics, in his own style and his creations are very simple in expressions. Is he trying to prove that writing poetry is as simple as “Song of a Bard”? You must read it to know the answer...
- Poets International (ISSN: 0971-4227), June 2005 Edition.