Very Selected: Mimi Khalvati
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Very Selected: Mimi Khalvati


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Like shining a torch around a dark room... 

 

This Very Selected pamphlet brings togetehr short lyrics selected from Mimi Khalvati's six previous collections, including several of her ghazals. 

 

The Soul Travels on Horseback is from a folk saying which tells us why, if we travel, it may take a day or two before we feel we have fully arrived: our soul, travelling on horseback, has yet to catch up with us. These poems inhabit that liminal space of longing or existential homesickness, while also being in love with the given world. Rather than trying to hold the page, they yearn to be weightless enough to become part of the surrounding air and its ever-changing light and shade.

 

The marvel os these poems is in their pure lyric flow – like shining a torch around a dark room. Each poem is wonderfully adroit, capturing, often with child-like relish, the touch of the world. - Maitreyabandhu, POEM


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