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Carry Your Little Flute

Carry Your Little Flute

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In their preface to the book, Dr Chakravorty and Dr Bussey write:

“… poetic reflection has its own magic, shaking up the real and presenting new ways of seeing and responding to the world.

In this book we bring together four different, yet surprisingly complementary poets, who each capture this magic in their own way. Meera Chakravorty pulls together a lifetime of travel to different cultural spaces trying to remain in humility, meeting people of varied talents from different parts of the world to gain from their fascinating wisdom that which would act as her pole star forever. She acknowledges that dreams harness and shape our unconscious desires to inspire us to be hopeful and tranquil even when some people want to seek a harbour to further the fear of violence. But even to this sea of violence poetry is the pretty coastline.

Whilst Andrea Grieder, from Switzerland, finds in poetry a way of being in the world and of expressing her inner journey, in particular the experiences of her life in Rwanda, Mythili Rao, from Jain University in Bengaluru, explores the world as an inner landscape. For her the poem is an artistic expression of even the most mundane events of our daily lives. Perhaps this is the reason that poets who dabbled with realism preferred to use the medium of this aesthetic expression, so much so that even their prose expressions were very poetic! As she says, “These words have been hiding within me, teasing me to bring them out since quite some time. A humble attempt to connect with myself.”

Finally, Marcus Bussey from Australia works between the mythic spaces of his Anglo-Saxon and Eurasian pasts and the concerns and struggles of modern Australia. For him poetry is always a journey worth taking, between matters both mundane and mystical.

Read together this collection presents the reader with a journey, a series of lyric dreams, in which the reader’s heart is the destination. Alternatively, dipped into for solace or reflective space, this collection provides a rich array of settings for a moment of stillness and sustenance in our busy world.”


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