The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility
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Author: Ramandeep Johal
Pages: 88
Year of Publication: 2016
Price: Rs 200
ISBN: 978-93-5045-148-9 (9789350451489)

About the Author:
Born in Punjab, Ramandeep Johal teaches Physics at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. His research interests include the foundations of thermodynamics: the theory behind thermal machines, its extensions to the microscopic world and the theory of inference. He is equally drawn to the arts – cinema, photography, painting, and, of course, poetry.

Teaser:

A Stray Dog in Winter

Its curl does not follow
some pattern à la Fibonacci.
Beauty is not a concern here.
But being warm, and a strategy
to stay that way.

You can pass by, very close
and without any alarm.
The crinkle of a wrapper
would not ring a bell

and you may munch on.

A dog that’s losing heat quickly
doesn’t care if some humans
feel free on a winter evening,
just because they’re good at
keeping warmth to themselves.

Contents:
60 poems

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