Glimmers in the Dark

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Description:

Author: Prem Varma
Pages: 68
Year of Publication: 2004
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 100
ISBN:
HB 81-8157-311-0 (8181573110)
FB 81-8157-312-9 (8181573129)

About the Author:
Premlata Varma was born in Delhi. She did her schooling in Delhi and did her graduation from the University of Calcutta. Being married to Kailash Varma, of the Indian Foreign Service, she had ample opportunities to travel around the world. She busied herself in different ways in different countries. Canada afforded her the chance to do her Ph.D. in English Literature, while Kathmandu allowed her to teach Post-Graduate students. During her husband’s posting in Germany she worked on her book Theatre Words, that was published on her return.

Teaser:

Why?

You decided to go
without a goodbye
why?
was I not fair?
was I not kind?
not true?
did love lapse somewhere?
did I hurt
or cause you pain?
I’ll never know
all I do know–
life will never be the same again.

Contents:
Why? / 11
Like a mangled bird / 12
In the ICU / 13
Stone gods / 14
Mortality / 15
Whose decision? / 16
People Say / 17
Grief / 18
Like a Pilgrim / 19
A futile prayer / 20
The thought of you / 21
You and I / 23
Living alone / 24
In the quiet of the night / 25
Time stands still / 26
I need you now / 28
My grief / 29
You left / 30
Time passes / 31
Cherie / 32
Longings / 34
On visiting a cancer ward / 35
Your memories / 36
What is it? / 37
Staying awake / 38
My potter / 40
The Delhi winter / 41
Running from myself / 42
Lacerating memories / 43
Changing times / 44
The good in me / 45
Your name / 46
The log ride / 47
Anjali / 49
Feelings / 50
God made pairs / 51
When love is gone / 52
Life’s replay / 53
Time is strict / 54
Solitude and loneliness / 55
A neglected rosebush / 56
Life’s merry-go-round / 57
Magic memories / 58
As winter comes / 59
A tribute to Kailash / 60
Karan / 61
Pallavi / 62
My life / 63
Age and time / 64
Help me / 65
A dream / 66
A lost soul / 67
A wish / 68

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