Reviewed By B S Tyagi It contains 59 and 46 poems respectively composed in varied moods and at different moments feeling passionately. Most of the poems show poet’s sensitive heart and his sincere restlessness to speak for them. The poet garbs his emotions in simple and lucid language. The poems are full of pains and sufferings and struggles of the ordinary people we come across in day to day life. It shows the poet’s deep concern and sensitivity. The poet Abu Siddik is rooted in the soil. He does not live in ivory tower. His approach towards life is pragmatic. He
Four corners I have In one are buried my ancestors. In the next There sleeps a cooking pot. Over the third thatched roof has a hole through that rain and sun peep, There is also a plastic flower, brought from fair ages ago, now Sullied with soot. And in the darkest There is a cot, lousy Worm-infested, And when when we sit It creaks.
A gifted versetile writer who writes excellent stories and poems on the invisibles, pariahs, margins, aged, weaklings of our society. A rising star on the literary firmament.
“Your story Undersell left me with a lump in my throat, so did your poem, He also lights candles.”
"A finely honed observational piece recording the minutiae of everyday life. Rendered with the author’s customary poetic aplomb suffused with a Borges like quality of the mythic."