Knotted Grief by Naveen Kishore

It’s a short book of poems, but do take your time to read.

Mostly in Haiku-like poems, the lines are short, some just one word. The first poem Kashmiriat is my top favourite from the book. It tells about the trauma residents faced during and after the Kashmir violence. It will wrench your heart with lines like –

solitary flower immolate
your petals detonating
like suicide vests


dogs sniffing blood
on chinar leaves

The next one that I liked was – Street Full of Widows. It will leave you teary-eyed.

Available on Amazon Kindle Edition and Paperback.


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