Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sweet is the Songbird's Sound
Not just sweet. Also acerbic, hilarious, poignant, moving, spiritual, philosophical- so many flavours to Saaz Aggarwal's writing.
After reading her book, I wanted to meet the author, and tell her all the places in her book where I went 'Oh', and where I chuckled, and where I could say, yes, I know what that feels like, that is a pain that I'm familiar with, that is a joy that I've felt too!
I'd read some of her articles in Open magazine, notably the ones referring to her father's valiant battle with Parkinson's disease, and her sorrow at being away from her parents, in boarding school as a young child, among others.
Her poems speak to me.
Her world is familiar, and yet uniquely hers.
Somewhere, though, the Songbird strikes a familiar chord.
Whether I ever meet Saaz Aggarwal or not, I feel that I've found a friend.
You can read some of her stuff on the Songbird's very own blog.