'Wings of Poesy' is a collection of short poems, reflective of and reflecting upon various moods, aspects and realities of life. They are all an expression of intense emotions that have taken the form of a manifestation in words.
These are fourteen poems, capturing a variety of expressive moments of life, ranging from philosophy, sensitivity, sympathy to empathy. Most of them are reflective and philosophical in tone and matter, while two are pure humour.
'Small Things' is a philosophical musing on the importance of the smallest of things in life that are often relegated as useless. 'Life' is a reflection of various stages of human life as encountered by an individual- sweet, sour, easy going or harsh.
'A Tear Drop of Love' is an emotional utterance of human endevour , aspirations and the cycle of achievement and setbacks ; balanced by the smallest expressions of human empathy. Hence the poem is called 'A Tear Drop of Love'.
'Hurt' follows 'A Tear Drop of Love'. It was written as an empathetic reaction to the suffering of a fellow being.
The poem bemoans the corrosion of positive values from society. 'Hurt' is followed by 'He', which came as an outpour of emotional reasoning for the absence of romantic love sensibility in individuals who are sensitive to the pathos of their social ethos.
'Themselves', the next poem in the collection is an appeal for genuineness in human behaviour. 'Name Game ' that succeeds 'Themselves' is a brief comic short poem; a form of an observation on the tendency among elite Indians to shorten their names to make them sound like Anglican abbreviations.'
The seventh poem in the collection 'The Wife' brings forth the pain of an educated Indian bride whose life often becomes a tale of suffering caught in a web of conflicting, demanding marital commitments.
The poem following 'The Wife' is a philosophical musing on failure; a phenomenon experienced by one and all at some stage in our lives.
The next poem, tenth of this collection comes as comic interlude after serious philosophies of life, complementing the cyclic progression of life -seriousness, serenity and mirth.
This poem 'Gay', in a comic manner relates to the apprehensions about sexual leanings of their children, still experienced by many parents.
It is 'The Wings of Poesy', the eleventh poem, that lends its name to this collection, defines its substance an also its purpose. The poem is about the overpowering reality of violence, that destroys human life, inflicts humanity and damages the aesthetic, creative sensibility of human kind.
'The Revisit' is a recollection of a revisit to the Alma Mater after a long period of time; where the atmosphere is about youth,- youthful joys and aspirations that define the essence of all successive generations striding its corridors.
'The Compromise', the last but one poem helps the reader's exposition to the realities of life that have to be balanced by compromise and adjustments. It is about the compromises made every day, especially by women.
'The Other Woman' , the last of the poems of this collection ,deals with the dimensions of womanhood that range widely from the subdued, exploited, misused and subjugated to the fiery , almost scary abusive characters.
Characters, that vary from the reality of sharing a common fate to inflicting pain upon their own sisterhood.
All in all these fourteen poems are verbal expressions of varying sensibilities , of the stressed, the oppressed , the distressed and of light hearted mirth and humour; meant to be shared with a sensitive empathetic readership , that can relate and substantiate , both- the experience as well as the verse.