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.


Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? said...

Wow! Must get my hands on this :-)

dipali said...

@m4: Indeed you must!

A day in the life of a MOM said...

My interest in poetry has recently awakened..I must read this one!

Indian Home Maker said...

I am going to check her blog first and then find this book.

Bong Mom said...

Her blog writings were real good read. Thank You. Will get her book next time in India