Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light
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TILTING OUR PLATES TO CATCH THE LIGHT
poems by Cyril Wong
published by Math Paper Press
Cyril Wong’s latest collection of poems brings into play his background in music. Reminiscent of a concerto, an orchestra is invoked by poems that celebrate the lives of lovers distant and near, while a single narrative arises like a solo instrument amidst their chords, often blurring a distinction between the universal and the particular. This narrative is a love story that pierces through the shadow of the inevitable, accompanied by dreams and a re-interpretation of the myth of Shiva and Mohini, the fascinating female-incarnation of Vishnu. Interwoven with the motifs of time and death, these poems segue into each other like movements in a symphony, singing of equal parts tragedy and joy.
- paperback with cover flap: 102 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 210 mm
- ISBN: 9789810593858