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Adrift


Subtitle: A Compilation of Poems


Authored By:  Shyam Sundar Sharma


Publisher:  Authorspress


ISBN-13: 9789387281790


Year of Publication: 2019


Pages: 184

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)


Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories


Price in Rs. 276.50

                             Price in (USA) $. 22.12

                            
Inclusive of All Taxes (After 30% Discount on the Printed Price)

Book Description


Book Contents


 

Front flap

 

Adrift, as the title suggests will take you on a moving journey that does not follow a set course but navigates from the heart rather than from a compass or map.We are transported into a world where the author reveals the small pleasures in life in a playful, passionate, and intimate way. Adrift, we can wander like a nomad, float like a piece of driftwood, or take to the air on the wings of a butterfly.

Shyam shapes the ephemeral landscape in mesmerizing and beautiful-intricate detail. Whether we are faced with darkness or light, land or ocean, or into the stars where “all of us are just recycled stardust,” the journey will continue. Shyam reveals that life is never about the destination but the arrival.”

P.C. Vandall, Canada, distinguished poet and Author of Something from Nothing, Woodwinds, Matrimonial Cake and Crows Taste Best on Toast

“Here is a war veteran whose ‘glistening medals and manhood ribbons’ vouch for his excellence in one field , and the heart- warming poemsin this debut collection vouch for his expertise in another. Highly evocative, stunning in their imagery, they echo the trills of birds; this poet is very fond of. Short and succinct, pithy and profound, wacky and witty, we have them in all hues in these pages. 

We walk on, marching steps with the ‘nomad’, as he forges ahead, hiding his scars.Unseen by him, we furtively pick up the ‘trampled, crushed, jagged ends’, he leaves behind.We feel and almost touch the spirits that he sets free on the way, heading towards a new dawn, his footprints, etched in passionate verse, the fragrance of which lingers on.And on!”

Dr Santosh Bakaya, India,
Academician, poet, essayist, novelist,

Author of Ballad of BapuWhere are the Lilacs?&Flights from My Terrace

 

About the Book


 

Back cover below Bio and photo

 

“Shyam’s poetry pulls the reader into a conversation that is intimate, honest and pensive.Adrift goes deep into human nature without any pretense or embellishment.”

– Silva Zanoyan Merjanian,USA,
Internationally acclaimed poet,Author of Uncoil a Night& Rumor

 

“Shyam shapes the ephemeral landscape in mesmerizing and beautiful-intricate detail. Whether we are faced with darkness or light, land or ocean or into the stars where “all of us are just recycled stardust,” the journey will continue. Shyam reveals that life is never about the destination but the arrival.”

P.C. Vandall, Canada,
Distinguished poet, Author of Something from Nothing,Woodwinds, Matrimonial Cake&Crows Taste Best on Toast

 

“He journeys within himself in order to reach this man called Shyam… takes all that reality can throw at him and laughs in the face of adversity. He unties philosophical conundrums and if he encounters a Gordian knot, why he cuts through it with sheer good humour.”

Donall Dempsey,
Ireland’s first Poet in Residence in a secondary school& widely published poetand teacher of poetry

 

“We walk on, marching steps with the ‘nomad’…. touch the spirits that he sets free on the way… his footprints, etched in passionate verse, the fragrance of which lingers on.And on!”

Dr Santosh Bakaya, India,
Academician, poet, essayist, novelist,

Author of Ballad of BapuWhere are the Lilacs?&Flights from My Terrace

 

Adrift is a treasure trove of gems penned by a selfless, sincere and very special poet.

– Margaret O’Driscoll, Irish poet,
Author of Best Things in Life are Free.

 


About the Author


 

Back Flap

“This man can step into a mirror and drag his reflection out, demanding that it spills the beans on just who this Driftwood character is or call his shadow to heel and snip it off and have a talk with it in an attempt to discover once again who this Driftwood is. Mornings and moons come alive and argue with him about the “this of that” and the “that of this”. The North Star has its say and “a cat laps up the Milky Way”. 

He greets the world with such a gentle stoicism and a wry smile. He knows that the best of times and the worst of times come in the all at once. He treats both these upstarts as the same and like Yeats' horseman, passes by. He is not afraid of being afraid. 

He journeys within himself in order to reach this man called Shyam who is forever becoming a something else. But he knows that it is the journey that counts. He takes all that reality can throw at him and laughs in the face of adversity. He unties philosophical conundrums and if he encounters a Gordian knot, why he cuts through it with sheer good humour.

He is fearless in his honesty and undaunted when confronting the “why” and “wherefores” of his “Not mad -nomad mind. He stands upon the threshold of sleep and consciousness gazing like a Cortez at the great ocean of self, his thoughts; the driftwood, one can only wonder at. One can only delight that a man such as he came to be. 

I met the words before I met the man and found that they are both hewn out of the same solid block of sincerity and truth. 

“I am Shyam!” the book proudly declares; behold the man in all his glory and imperfections. This is the real thing. Take this journey along with him and dive into the poems. 

And as you find out who he is; you find out that you are also discovering who you are. 

Ah! We have arrived at the end which is of course another beginning.”

Donall Dempsey,
Ireland’s first Poet in Residence in a secondary school & widely published poet and teacher of poetry