Thursday, 27 October 2016

Book Review: City Times and other poems by Vihang A. Naik

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Book Name: City Times and other poems

Poet: Vihang A. Naik

Review:

Love Song of a Journeyman

As the name suggests, this section talks about travelling and journey - be it journey to some place or journey of life. The poems are short and strike the right chord. The poem 'Your upholding' makes you draw a picture in your minds. 'Time' has a very deep meaning. Both, 'Your upholding' and 'Time', are my favorite poems from this section.

Mirrored Man

A quick peek at what man has become now-a- days is all this section about. The poem 'Spiders may have' talks about how a spider takes an unexplored area, builds a web and makes most out of it. The poem 'Not only crabs walks' discusses the manner in which the crabs walk. We all are aware of chameleons and his ability to change colors. Through the poems, the poet wishes to tell us about what a man has come to become these days. Hatred, jealousy, deceit, darkness resides in him. He has become a slave to all materialistic things. He has put on a mask on himself and his actions. This section of poems shows a mirror image of the common man now-a- days.

The Path of Wisdom

The Path of Wisdom contains poems which impart some message to us about life. Some of the lessons that I learnt are:

  • Patience is the key to success.
  • Be careful with your words.


Self Portrait

The only person I can be a better person than I was yesterday. The poem 'Self Portrait' reminded me of the
above line. Though it's a short poem, it has a wonderful message to give.

At The Shore

The sea shore is a place which exhibits almost all emotions of human beings. The shore expresses human desires, pleasures, voice in its own unique way. The next time I visit a sea shore, I am sure to be reminded of these poems.

City Times

This section of poems deals with the city life and various situations and conditions of people living in cities. These poems are realistic and talk truth.


I can sum up this collection of poems as a good collection. Simple language, awesome personification, real-life situations make this collection a good one. You will feel inspired, thoughtful. Reading this book on a Sunday evening with a cup of coffee will be a perfect combination.

I rate 'City Times and other poems' with 4/5 stars.

You can buy this good poem collection on Amazon.


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