The Significant Anthology:- a beamer
The Significant Anthology may not be significant to those who don’t understand word weaving into a tapestry of emotions with the emphasis on different rasas galvanizing one to take a literary trip to unknown./TK
“What is the significance of The Significant Anthology?”Some one asked me.
He continued. “Isn’t it yet another
“Do you understand the meaning of ‘significant’?” I asked
“Are you kidding me? Don’t you dodge the question” He said
“OK. Have you ever enjoyed reading prose and poetry?
“Yes, I have. Nothig unusual here”
“ Have you ?‘ OH HARK’?”
“Ah..that one...that is really a master piece. A master stroke from the pen of a genius.”
“Is that all?”
“ Nooo...the work itself speaks volumes. The expressiveness imbibed into each stanza, the casual & modern but entertaining approach to serialisation of the story not seen since Paradise Lost. OH Hark is capable of creating spellbinding effect and taking a reader along with this stunning and gripping poetic tale. It is really awesome leaving a lasting effect upon us”
“That is what I call ‘The Significant’”
“Yeah...yeaah...apart from this what is there.....the poetry....who understands poetry....who reads poetry......????”
“ Have you gone through the poetry section ?”
“ Yes, I admit. I flowed through the verses and flew on the wings of imagination finding solace and peace in the company of poetic excellence. My soul has been hungry enough to enjoy the taste of the grub with an aroma of myriad thoughts leaving me spellbound.’
“That is what I call ‘The Significant’” I said.
“OK. I concede that point to you again. The poetry section presents a complete transformation from the routine stuff we are accustomed to read. Poems are based on varied themes with awesome poetic eloquence.”
“That is what I call ‘The Significant’
“Do you still feel that an ordinary reader will not enjoy the work of eminent/established/budding national and international writers and poets?” I asked him.
“Hmmm.....yes..no...yes . The works presented here is definitely simple yet subtle. The prose section, particularly the short-stories, presents the readers a treat for the mind and soul soaking the readers in universality and humanism which incidently is the main idea and ethos behind ‘The Rejected Stuff’ too.” I simply adored his observations as he continued with a zeal of boy graduating to higher class with a new book in his hand. “You know, entire anthology represents a wonderful union of intellectual power and creative energy.”
“Great...so you agree that “The Significant Anthology” is indeed significant in many ways and has changed the meaning of ‘significant’ ”
“Yeah....but there is nothing unusual as publishers are minting money leaving the poor writers and poets high and dry with a small morsel of satisfaction that their work has seen the light of the day. What is significant about it?
“My dear, you are again mistaken. The significance of ‘The Significant Anthology’ alos lies in partaking the cause of autism by sharing the proceeds if profit is made. Isn’t that significant ?”
“ As Rajesh Joshi writes, quote “ This pathbreaking anthology is truely meant for Glogbal Citizens...unquote” Isn’t that significant ? “
“ As Reena Prasad writes, quote, “ we are all the richer for having heard the undertones of those tongues whisper to us in the elusive arc of poetry and writing- unquote”. Isn’t that significant ? “
“As AV Koshy writes. Quote:-The best thing about the anthology is that it stands for peace:- unquote. Isn’t that significant ?
“Yes...Yes....Yes.....My hands are up. I have understood the meaning of the word ‘SIGNIFICANT’ through the pages of ‘THE SIGNIFICANT ANTHOLOGY’
The book :- The Significant Anthology
Editors : Reena Prasad , Koshy A V & Michele Baron
Publisher :- Morph Books
===================================by Tribhawan Kaul /10-09-2015