his book of poems has all the marks of a young, aspiring poet: a charmingly fresh naivete, raw emotions under process, language that is seeking to mould these emotions into a recognizable yet original shape, a straining after form and meaning counter-balanced by a defiant gesture rejecting both. All the time-tested experiences and concomitant emotions and feelings which have constantly provided the impetus for poetry – love, betrayal, anger, envy, self-doubt, self-assertion – are waiting to be encountered in these poems. The poems are often poised on the brink of discovering a unique voice, a voice that is lurking just round the corner, waiting to be appropriated and made one’s own.
Latha K. Raman
Asst. Professor, Stella Maris College (Autonomous)
Chennai 600 086
This is a collection of excellently written poems by a dynamic young poet.
Crystaline shows great promise for the literary world. The poems are a
wonderful exposition of diverse emotions, most of them conflicting and bi
polar in nature, so accurately reflecting the mind and make up of human beings.
It is truly outstanding that at such a young age the writer has been able to grasp
such emotions so well and with such depth.
Former Headmistress, Campus School
Madras Christian College, Chennai 600 059