Book Review : The Heart Listens to No One - Purba Chakraborty
When does Love happen? When it has to happen or when one creates the perfect situations to attract the other? Love is not complete until the people involved go through various stages of separation and union, and the problems involved make it even worse, but only what survives in the end is the love. Isn't this exactly what the famous love fables have conveyed to the readers, how mythical or fantastical were these love stories in reality, we may never know, but what we can be sure of is that even in today's world you can find another Heer-Ranjha, Laila-Majnu, etc..
I recently read The Heart Listens To No One, a debut poetry book by Purba Chakraborty, who has previously written two novels and has made contributions, in the form of poems, to various write ups. The book is a collection of 35 poems divided across various sections of emotions of love, namely, Love, Longing, Romance, Fond Reminisces and Separation. The tagline of the book, "it hums its own song", is justified by the introduction section first and then by the poems in the book.
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The five sections of the book have seven poems each and every single poem emotes a feeling, feelings camouflaged under the words, words chosen intelligently, intelligent writing, I must say. The book, just like love, has a good start and a great end and everything in between tells the tale of the struggle and conflict, the romance and fascination, the unrestricted and decisive love, the yearnings and the partition.
The very first poem, The Soul Tale, as the title goes is about the feeling of finding the soulmate, commencement of love and knowing it from the very moment you see him/her. The last poem of the book, Imperceptible Corridor, is a perfect ode to separation. There is pain, there is longing, there is love and there is separation in the words. There are many poems in the book that I liked by my personal favorite amongst all of them was, You are my poetry, a poem that perfectly defines the relation between the emotion, the flow of thoughts, the words and the love. The lines that impressed me from this poem are stated below
You make me a poetBecause you are my poetry.I only miss youWhen I am not writing;