|Grains of Stardust
|NUMBER OF PAGES
|14 February 2021
|20 x 14 x 4 cm
Grains of Stardust Review
Congrats, Vismaya, for showing the courage to explore a different dimension of life and successfully pen down your thoughts as an anthology when you could have easily opted for a safer familiar option like acting in the movies, just like many other celebrity kids.
I was judgemental about this book when I heard about it for the first time and was sure that I was going to deride it as I thought that it would be a desultory attempt of a dilettante to carve magic out of lustreless words based on my previous reading experiences of celebrities tryst with poetry.
I call myself an ardent fan of the works of Pablo Neruda and Rumi. I was surprised to see the same energy seen in their masterpieces in a few places in this book. I was happy to read in the foreword that her father, Mohanlal, was reminded of Matsuo Bashō while reading her poems.
The way love and breakups were depicted was fabulous.
The author’s idea of the end puzzle and perfection will sink deep into our souls. The words are enmeshed with a Kaleidoscope of emotions. All the illustrations are simply spectacular. We can see many concealed ideas inside each picture with multiple symbolisms if we closely examine each one.
Even though I loved most of the poems, I can’t say that this anthology is perfect. We can see the imperfections of a new author in some parts of this book, like the poem where the author tries to become a connoisseur who tries to view the world from the view of edibles. But that is a minor snag that can be ignored.
I think that the author used metaphors in the best way possible and created an engrossing book for anyone interested in poetry.
by Dr. Appu Sasidharan
Grains of Stardust Summary
Offering a unique expression of thought reflecting feeling more than meaning, Grains of Stardust is a synesthetic stream of consciousness that does not distinguish between journey and destination, but meanders unchecked upon the river of human emotion.
Vismaya Mohanlal Book Release
Vismaya Mohanlal is an artist whose interests lie in the realms of fine art, poetry, and performance. She is from the south of India. Grains of Stardust is her first book.
Grains of Stardust
“Grains of stardustin a whirlwind of glittersuspended in spaceStardust in your eyesas they look into mineStardust in our soulsas our bodies entwine.”
URL: Get a Copy
Author: Vismaya Mohanlal