In ‘A Hudson View’ there is such an eclectic mix of poetry with a myriad of themes, formats, structures, metres and styles, which reflects its world-wide status. The poems here touch the heart in as many ways and poetry should touch the heart.
One poem that really made me feel what the poet wanted to say was ‘My Hero’ by Ramendra Kumar. It made me remember my own father and it is what I would have wanted to say to him, but he died before I could – ‘I am sorry,/But I love you more than anyone ever can.”
Deepti Naval's poem "Smita and I" only emphasizes Ramendra Kumar's startlingly contradictory observations in "Memories":
A review by Vivien Steels
From your hands
Fading with time.
Carved on my psyche
A few poems are so many scenes played in everyone's life that I found myself nodding my head in agreement, recalling just such in a scene my own life.
Cups of tea
Of cigarette smoke.