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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Reading through the collection of poems ‘Veils of Darkness’ one wishes that one knew more about the poet than he is a Secunderabadee and a non-academic.
Short, unembellished, almost stark in their purity (no metaphor, no simile to speak of), the poems collected here address some important aspects of human life in a universal fashion. Here man is pitted against the devil, the two often changing roles. So the questions of good versus evil, light versus darkness, virtue versus calumny—all those much-maligned binarities—are once again raised.
Simplicity, honesty, straight-forwardness, a lack of self-awareness—these are some of the characteristics that have gone into the making of these poems. Ezra Pound who advised young writers to shun the abstract and embrace the concrete images also said that honesty is a kind of intelligence. And there is a plenty of that intelligence in the poems of Abdul Jawad.
Both thematically and stylistically Abdul Jawad’s poems sound neo-classical. They take us to a world that we have left behind, that is to say they make us look at our own world from a different perspective. For a generation tired of modernist discourse this kind of writing should be a welcome change.
Preface for the book is by Dr. K. V. Tirumalesh, Indian poet, novelist, translator, critic, essayist, author and retired professor from Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad, India. For his collection of poems Akshaya Kavya (Infinite Embers) in Kannada (2010), he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award.
Contents of ‘Veils of Darkness’ are as follows:
1. Mistaken Affairs
2. Wages of Fate
3. Man of the World
5. Heart’s Weakness
6. An Erroneous Pretension
10. Visage of Despair
11. Arrogance Hidden
12. Wondrous Man
13. Life’s Barter
14. Self-Labored Destiny
15. Blind Efforts
16. The Beguiling Burden
17. Imprints of Illness
19. Lying Deeds
20. Lost Affairs
21. Devilish Anger
22. Follies of Life
23. Precepts of Haste
24. Human Nature
29. Lunatic Trespass
30. Wretched Souls
32. Unseemly Doom
33. Worldly Affairs
34. The Illusioned World
35. Untrue Laws
37. Lost Nobility
38. Popular Madness
39. Reality Unknown
40. Wrongs of Mankind
41. Divided Nations
42. The World’s Reality
43. Worldly Disputes
Following are two poems quoted from 'Veils of Darkness'
Can imagination recommend others’ brains
to witness the impossible happen?
Or do dreams have a visionary power
to write their sequence in a favorable manner?
Nay, what man imagines never eventuates
neither do labors oft pay equal recompense—
nor do the dreamy emotions come true
but, man becomes the way his thoughts transform.
There’s a whispering magic in evil
but truth claims itself with miracles.
Woe unto those who strive in darkness
trusting rumors, slandering reality,
miscalling truth by wicked designs,
killing evidence by increased calumny.
Nay, all these be for while madness,
but truth in moments turns victorious.
ABOUT THE POET:
Mohammed Abdul Jawad is a poet, writer and blogger.
“Veils of Darkness” is a collection of short, unembellished neo-classical poems that address some important aspects of human life in a universal fashion.
Mr. Abdul Jawad is already a published author of “Work, Workplace and Winning Ways”, which is an inspirational book for every employee and “The Chronicles of Times”, which is a collection of neo-classical poems, in a style quite reminiscent to Elizabethan dialect.
Besides this, he authored his first book "Random Scribble", which is a collection of random reflections for improving human lives.
Reading through his writings one wishes that one knew more about the author than he is a non-academic who made a humble beginning earning his living as a retail salesman, and currently cherishes his successful career working in a pharmaceutical company in Saudi Arabia.
Besides this, he is a beBee brand ambassador for beBee Affinity Social Network S.L., which is a successful personal branding platform. On this platform, he regularly posts his short, straightforward articles that make us look at our own world from a different perspective.
Born in Secunderabad, India, he is an old student of St. Patrick's High School, Secunderabad, India. It was during his schooling period that he developed an inclination for writing. He is a lively and enthusiastic individual who applies vision to helping people and get along with the work by being aware of people's aspirations. Very often, he is persevering and appreciative of others, and seeking involvement with them in life's tasks.To buy the book, please click the link https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/veils-of-darkness
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