Scintillating and powerfully evocative, this is a strange and curious volume of speculative poetry that definitely deserves a space on your shelf.
Poem: beauty & beast
a poetic retelling of an age-old faerytale, with a twist.
Poem: for red
a short poem inspired by the video game Transistor
Seasonal Poems: winter
the snow queen’s jewelled sledge /sparkles/ in the faraway dark snow.
Seasonal Poems: autumn
The sun hangs low /Like a ripe pomegranate/ We play in the dust/Among the maple/ Till the moon swallows us up
Seasonal Poems: monsoon
season of rain a world of stuttering streetlamps, sinking paper- boats & swirling water, you were born into. shadows possessed … More
Seasonal Poems: summer
birds and hearts have fallen silent;
Seasonal Poems: spring
i. and spring came tumbling from a hope-shaped crack in the sky, a naked falling icarus melting, the ancient snow … More
Book Review: Raindrops Chasing Raindrops by Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari’s latest collection of haibun and hybrid poems is evocative, exquisite and melancholic.
Poetry: beginning as a second person
1. beginnings are quiet things, hastily wrapped & orphaned at your doorstep in the dreamy light of midnight. they come … More