Poetry is always soothing to the heart and the soul! The little feeling of sadness, that feeling of anxiety can go away if you read poetry.
Meanwhile is a collection of poems that explores the light and shadow of every day: the quiet anxiety that plays out on the bedroom ceiling moments before sleep, the forgetfulness that lingers in doorways, the loneliness of clothes on the laundry line begging for the meaning of ‘clean’, the way changing seasons evoke memories of long-ago winters as though they were about to repeat themselves.
If our more dramatic moments are beads on a necklace, Meanwhile by Prerna Gill concerns itself with the thread that connects them. Sometimes it is soft and silken. Sometimes it pulls and tightens around your neck. A beloved heirloom. A pretty noose. Because sometimes the ordinary is far from mundane.
Author Prerna Gill says: ‘I once thought poetry was too much for me to expect of any verse I wrote. So, I decided to think of them as opportunities, or excuses, for a reader to consider things that are as obvious as they are overlooked. About themselves, about others, animals, and objects. So far, everyone who has read this collection has interpreted these poems differently. I suppose that’s where and how poetry happens and that is all I could have ever hoped for.’
‘Prerna Gill’s poems allow you to peer at conflicting emotions. Jagged outlines filled with lyrical beauty.’– Twinkle Khanna
About the Author
Prerna Gill is a writer and editor. Her poems have appeared in Indian Literature, the Sahitya Akademi bimonthly journal, The Indian Quarterly, and in Gulzar’s anthology A Poem a Day.
Book Published by HarperCollins Publishers India.
Book available in both Kindle and Paperback versions on Amazon.
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