To ensure a sense of unity and promote global citizenship; a harmonious and peaceful cosmos, crossing the waters and bridging the gaps through their distinct, groovy and artistic ink, forty-one iridescent star poets as representatives of twenty-seven countries took initiative and contributed to the poetry collection ‘Across the Seas’ which is recently released. The collection is published with White Falcon Publishing House. Dr Shalini Yadav, a creative soul, philanthropic and Professor of English compiled and edited the volume of verses full of sensibility for fulfilment and complacency of the objective.
‘Across the Seas’ is an omnibus of lucid, picturesque and sensible poetic pieces and stimulates the hearts. The volume includes various themes including war, peace, harmony, brotherhood, nature, mystery, spirituality, humanity and the right to equality beyond all borders.
In his article titled ‘A Hymn For All Mankind: Where The Mind Is Without Fear’, Badrul Hasan says- “The verse continues to exhort people—particularly in conflict zones across the world—to seek fearless truth, progressive thoughts and actions, and to stand up and see the world as one, undivided by borders or “narrow domestic walls.”
Even James Kirkup’s poem ‘No Men are Foreign’ is one of the upright exemplars to teach the value of universal brotherhood, non-violence and equality to create a harmonious environment in the world. He tried to make everyone remember that no man is a stranger and no country is a foreign country by the lines-“Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign/Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes/ Like ours: the land our brothers walk upon/ Is earth like this, in which we all shall lie.”
In the techno-advanced competitive era, our lifestyle, caste, race, culture, gender, economic or literacy status may vary ‘across the seas’ but we all are the same as we all have the same type of body within which one’s ‘self’ resides and heart breathes. Besides, poems prove to be a remedy for mental and psychological anxieties of as ‘antidotes against illness’.
The collection is a kind of Pandora with lexis full of love, audacity, respect and trust for unanimous synchronization and enlivening sensitivity in the aura. The poems are highly distinct, versatile, rich in imagery and sensitive to the human heart with an individualistic approach and would surely create a cinematic effect on the mind of readers to enjoy the lyrical bounty. A must-read book for poetry lovers.
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