Quiescence: Musings Against A Setting Sun by Vijay FafatQuiescence: Musings Against A Setting Sun by Vijay Fafat

Quiescence: Musings Against A Setting Sun

byVijay Fafat

Paperback | December 1, 2017

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The setting sun loosens the reins on imagination. Unshackled by the slipping grip of light on an increasingly quivering reality, the mind perceives the full spectrum of human emotions: the damp fears, poignant hopes, romance, glitz and desires... Lazy fancy takes hold at eventide after a day of sharp contours and plebeian commerce. The transition brought forth by dusk is marked by moments of perfect tranquility, where sounds take the lower berth and images of nature magnify. The mind goes into ruminations of things extant and unreal, of wistful memories and wishful future. That is when the pen moves of its own accord, and to twist Khayyam, “having writ, moves on”...


The 200 verses in this book reflect such peregrinations of the ruminating mind. Following the pattern laid down by “The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses”, the present collection ranges over the same structure of poetic thoughts - singlets, couplets, quatrains - all designed to evoke a participative experience in the reader. In isolation, they are hesitant thoughts, uncertain of their own meaning and pith. All they request is the reader’s immersion in their figurative pond, making the author's craft invisible. They wish not to convey an experience of cleverness or a flash of emotion at an arm's length; their fulfillment lies in their connection with what the reader’s pen seeks to write.


If you like Piet Hein’s “Grooks” and haiku’s, then here is a book with which you will fall in love...

"An Engineered Banker with poetic fancies at heart" is how Vijay Fafat describes himself in self-effacing moments. Born and brought up in Mumbai when it was still "Bombay", Vijay spent half his life in the US before migrating to Singapore. Vijay has published 2 books featuring ultra-short short English verses: - "The Ninth...
Title:Quiescence: Musings Against A Setting SunFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:Walking Stick PublicationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811156794

ISBN - 13:9789811156793


Editorial Reviews

"Pithiest of verses sure to rekindle your subconscious! This book implores you to indulge in inspired introspection. 
Short, punchy and immensely wise! Wordsmithery at its best." - Preeti Somani

"The verses may appear simple but they are deeply insightful! Vijay Fafat's writing reminds those who are familiar with Hindi literature of the famous poet, Gulzar." - Arundhati Khandkar