A collection of sixty odd poems are showcased in this book which is titled Shimmering Chimes. It is poetess Maaya Dev’s debut book. The book is published by Authorspress, Delhi.
There are two forewords, one by Poet & Editor Ravi Subramanian A. and another by Essayist, Poet and Novelist Dr. Santosh Bakaya, giving an iridescent recommendation to the poetess.
The Collection starts off in the name of God, ‘Hare Krishna’ and then flows through multiple emotions and feelings, facts and facets, divinity and reality moulded into one. Just like a kaleidoscope displaying different hues, the poetess churns out a brilliant assortment of words, forming a delicate, intricate and colourful poetic form & pattern.
Maaya has an unique voice, true to her own. It is fresh, poignant and touches a chord of your heart. There are places where a better editing could have given a improved shape but nonetheless, it is a wonderful collection of her creations.
Shimmering chimes, shines, dazzles, mesmerises its readers. It chimes at the right places of your heart. It is hard to tell that this is the poetesses’ first publication. Her work is quite matured and she has a long way to go.
You can find more of her work at www.maayas-musing.blogspot.in
All the best Maaya, keep shimmering through our hearts, You deserve a great round of applause for achieving this excellent feat so early in your career.
Let me leave you with a few lines from her poem, Unwritten Poetry, which is a particular favourite of mine.
When the full moon
cascades it’s Icelandic grace
a palate of sublime humming
fondled my core being in voiceless notes.
In numinous silence, hymn echoes
For my silken desires etched in remnants.
In seclusion my perennial craving surrender
to embrace bouquet of rhymes.
I, inhale harmonious breeze
fragrant with unsung verses.
Disclaimer: This is not a commissioned review. I received a copy of the book from the poetess and reviewed it on my own accord.