Oblivion poetry books


Book Profile: Oblivion

Written over several years, oblivion traces the journey of author’s first love, as it moves from longing to being to loneliness. Each poem is complete in itself, capturing a singular aspect of love, a petal in its flower, but it also adds to the organic whole of the book, which celebrates the garden of love in all its glory and tragedy.

Oblivion looks at love in the eye without blinking and tells it as it is without flinching. Within the space of its 31 poems, you may encounter love’s vast oceans, its beautiful corals, its peaceful shores, its towering waves and its lonely islands.

Author Profile: Bala

Bala’s life has been a journey of discovering his life’s purpose, of learning how to spend his life more and more meaningfully. A road in this journey has taken him towards using communication to create positive social change through Centre of Gravity, an organisation he co-founded in 2005. Another road, a more winding one, has taken him inwards, towards a discovery of his own voice through poetry.

Bala’s influences in writing range from Tagore to Rilke, Steinbeck to Marquez, but it is the poetry of Pablo Neruda that taught him to write and write with fire in his heart. His poetry covers a range of subjects from love to cities to artists to spiritual questions and all that concern his heart. He hopes, his poetry can help his readers celebrate life for what it is and offer them a ray of light when they find themselves in its dark cellars.

Oblivion is his first book.

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Balaji Gopalan

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I owe all of my poetry to the influence of Pablo Neruda. Reading him 10 years ago on the beaches of Goa, gave me the permission to be who I am and write what I feel. My poetry has never been the same after that. All that I write is an offering to Neruda.
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Oblivion ballad

The Autumn wind blows Fall leaves flow Crunch dry asphalt Friend or foe Days pass Pages flip Time flies Broken ties Daylight wind chaff Deception so daft Flying against the breeze Near the still pond It will appease Fearing for


Oblivion long poem

This face that I lift in my palms so carefully, as if it is grains of sand, shall someday slip through my fingers, as if it is grains of sand. but, for a moment, let me forget. this face that