This is absolutely a new thing that I am doing, that is an E-book review. I think I should do these reviews more often being an avid reader of books. I have been following Novemberschild (Romila) for quite some time in Twitter and this is how the opportunity came to do her E-book review– “Midnight Musings”. The book is a collection of her wonderfully penned down “haikus”.
Well, What are haikus? Haikus are short Japanese poems, in three lines of five, seven, and five, that evokes images related to the natural world. The poetess has played with numerous images that can be related to our daily life, emotions that touch us, feelings that pass by in our life. Japanese Haiku are short poems but each and every line and word has meanings which are as deep as our life itself.
From giving answers to the various questions of our life, the Haiku’s tells us a tale of a lonely heart. The wind which is undecided, uncontrolled, that has its own path. The Haiku touches the sentimental topics such as love, envy, greed, and points out the meaning behind it. What is love? What is envy? What is greed? She answers the questions through the Haikus. She glorifies Nature, Mom and Pretty which has deeper connections with being a Woman. I enjoyed reading and re-reading each of the poems. The Haiku ‘Vagina’ speaks boldly about being a woman and cherishing motherhood and I am quite appreciative of the fact that she named the haiku ‘Vagina’.
Overall all the Haikus are lovely to read, they are relatable to our everyday emotions and feelings. The book concentrates on various aspects of our mundane life. The shift from the traditional way of writing poetry to Haiku makes it all the more interesting and keeps us hold on till the end. You will love to read the Haikus.
A brief interview I had with the poetess who loves to be addressed as Novemberschild
Here are some questions that I asked Novemberschild to let a window into her likeness for Haiku rather than the traditional form of poetry. I am sure even you must be curious why she chose Haiku. Well her answers are here for you.