Growing Within - Desavarsire launtrica
By Ram Krishna Singh, Constanta, Romania: Edutura Anticus Press, 2017, 285 pages, ISBN: 9786069450925
Growing Within is a new bilingual collection of poems in English and Romanian, written by Ram Krishna Singh, Indian professor, critic, and contemporary poet, as well as member of the Culturelink Network since its very inception. The collection contains three sections: poetry, haiku and tanka, and thus experiments with different forms of poetry. Ram Krishna Singh is an author with a great passion for Japanese poetry, having cherished this practice in India for a long time now. In 2017, another collection of his experimental tanka-haiku-tanka poems God Too Awaits Light was published by Cholla Needles, USA.
In Growing Within, Ram Krishna Singh skilfully combines the haiku images of nature with discrete expressions of his inner state of mind - sometimes even leaving the impression of stream of consciousness - which only enrich the images and colours of the "real world" the author creates in his poems. As the title of his collection suggests, Growing Within bears the author's personal stamp of his inner transformation; however, while reading the book, the reader will become an active part of it, enjoying its spiritual underlying tones. As an example, here are the first lines of "Echoes haunt": "Sleepy roads / with or without light / tear the sky"
Appreciated for his tanka and haiku, Dr. Singh's poems have been anthologized in more than one hundred books. His poems have been translated into over 25 languages.
The online version of the book is available for download at https://issuu.com/anticusmulticultural/docs/growing_within_online
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