Gliding on Silent Waters

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Abhinav Publications, Feb 1, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Romen Basu Is One Of The Most Significant Contemporary Indian Novelists In English. Preoccupied Throughout His Long Prolific Career Are Images That Reveal The Nature Of Being Alive In The Twentieth Century. Many Of His Novels Speak Out His Innermost Feelings Through Form And Metaphors Of Much Power. As He Has Matured Over The Years His Concern For Truth And The Realities Of Everyday, Life In India Have Led Him In New Directions, As For Instance His Novel On The Punjab, The One On Bengal, And The One In The Offing On The Tragedy Of Kashmir. But Despite His Over Dozen Novels Romen Basu Has Evinced A Keen Love For Poetry. One Of His Earlier Volumes Of Verse, Wings At A Distance, At Once Established Him As A Fresh New Voice Of Full-Throated Spontaneity On The Indian Scene. The Poet In The Novelist Has An Eye For Salient Detail And Nuance, And His Poetry Betrays A Mind Given To Inner Meditation. The Work Also At Moments Conveys A Sense Of Ambivalence But One That Nevertheless Strives For Completeness. This Poet Makes A Definite Contribution To The Mysterious Importance Of Existence.
 

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Sombre Moment, Metamorphoses, Resolution, For Everyone, Autonomous Garden, Magical Formula, Second Chance, Head on Heels, Welcoming Song, Last words, etc. are the poems which lie in collected in Gliding on Silent Waters. It is his tours and travels which contribute to the lines composed in silence and solitude as he has seen life and experienced it in India and foreign. Anniversary, Mascot, Conscience, Ye Old Pub, Tears Are For The Innocent, Close To Shore, Beyond The Visible, Joy, For Self, Not In Stride, Magical Moment, Zero, Home, Remembered, The Moon Also Rises, Postman, Against Time, are others from it. Romen as a poet is of a simple imagery and feeling. There is nothing as that is tedious in comprehending his poetry.
Bijay Kant Dubey
 

Contents

SOMBRE MOMENT
9
METAMORPHOSIS
10
RESOLUTION
11
FOR EVERYONE
12
AUTONOMOUS GARDEN
13
MAGICAL FORMULA
14
SECOND CHANCE
16
HEAD ON HEELS
17
NOT SO SIMPLE
42
ELDEST
43
SOMEONE S ECSTASY
44
WALK
45
CONVERSATION WITH SPACE
46
BARTER
47
IN THE SUN
48
NOT ANOTHER WORD
49

WELCOMING SONG
18
LAST WORDS
19
ANNIVERSARY
20
MASCOT
21
CONSCIENCE
22
YE OLD PUB
23
TEARS ARE FOR THE INNOCENT
25
CLOSE TO SHORE
26
BEYOND THE VISIBLE
27
JOY
28
FOR SELF
29
NOT IN STRIDE
30
MAGICAL MOMENT
31
ZERO
32
HOME
33
REMEMBERED
34
THE MOON ALSO RISES
35
POSTMAN
36
AGAINST TIME
37
ONE DAY IN PARIS
38
NOT A DAY IN DOUBT
39
SOMEONE I KNOW
40
SERENADE
41
ON LETTERHEAD
50
AVALANCHE
51
TRANSFERENCE
52
FOURTH DAY
53
STILL LIFE
54
ONE VOICE ONE HEART
55
ONE MORE TIME
56
MY COUNTRY MY PEOPLE
57
DEDICATION
58
MOTHER COURAGE
59
LEISURE
60
IMAGINATION
61
THE TIN MAN
62
SLEEP IT AWAY
63
UNCURTAINED WINDOW
64
HERE AND NOW
65
TO THE LOVED ONE
66
CENTRIFUGAL
67
TWIN BROTHERS
68
ORIENT EXPRESS
69
SCORE CARD
70
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