A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

One evening, out of the blue, Her husband departed, leaving her with blues, That, along with her daughter’s pneumonia, Gave Joan Didion’s life a hysteria. However, her solemn unwavering, She started her year of magical thinking.   This book would take you through her life story, All the nights and the days spent, Dining along…

From & To the Boy Who Lived

I can’t wait to write And learn What lay within me And to see if there’s any part to me Which once bare open Could invite the love and warmth That I felt myself When the boy who lived Was brought out the staircase And handed a cake On his eleventh birthday. The grief I…

Remembrance

Look at me, she said, What do I remind you of? Grief? Apathy? Or of the time spent, Blooming like flowers Where both twirled in the other’s sunshine. Sunshine? The one right before dusk? Yes, you remind me of that, Where you know what you have Won’t be, in a moment’s worth. So precious and…

The Road Taken

It’s okay, They said. No matter what, You’ll come out fine, A strong man, stout with pride. It would harden you, Make you a fine gentleman, But, What if I had other plans? A pear on Shakespeare, done away with punitive fine, Who would have thought, That murder would be a passionately committed crime? Lurking…

Economics: A User’s Guide by Haa-Joon Chang

I’ve always been impressed by Haa-Joon Chang’s style of writing (even though this is the first book I managed to complete. The one I left midway was 23 things they do not tell you about capitalism). What I like the most about him is that he understands two things: not everyone everyone who reads the…

Book Review: Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff has finally found his perfect subject. The writer who longs for the most controversial and newsworthy stories has just been served the one person who would give him constant fodder to satiate his thirst for stories otherwise heard by the water-cooler. It only helps that this person happens to hold the most important…

Light

In a vast array, A tremor slightly pervades, Piercing through its nemesis, With every touch, it radiates glory, A fierce battle ensues, Leaving trails of red and hue. Life breathes into all, Triumphing over darkness, Bringing the freshness in the sky; The balls of white rejuvenate, It’s their homecoming. “Behold and embrace” they’d say, And…

Her

She flicks a lock of hair, Resting on her temple, A gentle sway, With scathing consequences- Clearing the coast, For tides to wither, The sun to shine, And the heart to tether. A breath of fresh air, She exudes, A shimmering beauty Obliterating the past, This eternal mystery. With tempting swathes, She walks around, Every…

In Spirit

  Thoughts, of a long day, Become afterthoughts, Spirits lure you in, Nostalgia overpowering the nausea, It’s tempting. As you walk past, They call out to you. One glance! And you’re captive, Fighting the tides, You position yourself At the counter, The music chimes, faces all too familiar. You call for one, The glass hokes,…