Book Review: The Blue Rabbit – by Joyce Job


Book Blurb:

51 poems spread over 3 sections: People, Love and Search.


Two Lives

Craving to write a simple “love” or “mirage”
in a piece of code.
Typing out of a desire
then deleting out of necessity;
“aroma” or “drizzle” or “rainbows”.
In an infinite maze of “ifs” and “elses”
I stand broken, my emotions wrecked.

Poetry lost in logical dilemmas,
stories buried in broken thoughts,
characters strangled to meet deadlines,
plots caught in the catastrophes of demands.
Here I am a lost writer,
writing programs for a living.

The same 26 letters of the English alphabet,
plus some numbers and symbols –
the narrow strait connecting
my two lives.


I have always been critical of poem collections by newer poets. I guess, I tend to compare them with the greatest of poems that I have admired since childhood. Having said that, I consciously try to avoid…

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