About the book:
Different Shades is the author’s second collection of poems that reflects his myriad moods, memories and emotions.
Sample Poem from the Book:
Under the banyan tree in the street corner
few worn out scooter tyres and semi-wet sands
which once supported the earthen pots
filled with drinking water not long ago
now feel desolate and deserted.
The red flames on the Gulmohar trees
flanking the streets doused by the first showers
have lost their sheen to the verdant green.
Blue polythene covered sheds have mushroomed
along the rows of shops skirting the footpaths.
The summer has slipped away
and perhaps is hiding behind the clouds
and a farmer in his ramshackle hut
puts an aluminium pot below the dripping hole
on his thatched roof and scrapes
the dry mud off his overused plough.