City Times and Other Poems

By Vihang A. Naik

Poetry, Psychology & philosophy, Travel | Paperback, eBook


"Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It's most highly recommended" — Readers' Favorite. "Aiming toward philosophical, even existential concerns, these light-fingered lyrics leave too much unsaid." — Kirkus Reviews. "Highly recommended works for any poetry reader." — Midwest Book Reviews.




Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his City Times and Other Poems. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems. The Poems are divided in 6 segments. 'Love Song of a Journey Man' is more or less an inner travelogue, The segments, for instance, 'Mirrored Man' is about the other chimeras in the city. The people in the city are capricious like the walk of a crab or the colours of a chameleon. While, ‘The Path of Wisdom' is about the beginning of meditation and knowledge. 'At the Shore' records the poet's sense of futility, memory, pain, exile and alienation at the shore of life. The title of this collection is also the heading for the last of its six sections, in which the city is unfolded as a market place, as a heaven for underdogs, and as a seed bed of change and is observed at evening, at mid-night, by moon light and through fog and haze. The poem titled ‘Self Portrait’ starts with the diagrammatic sketch with 7 blank pages where the reader finds only 3 words at the tail-end of the page…Here “the poet envisions in an epiphanic moment, the true nature of ones self when he wakes up, ‘to see my / Self ‘ ‘discovered beyond thought’ . Between ‘my self’ and ‘discovered beyond thought’ are five blank pages. The ineffable epiphany of ambiguous. It may either suggest the discovery of a transcendental Self beyond all thought and language or it may suggest the discovery of an Absence beyond the human thought and speech.


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Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his City Times and Other Poems. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems. The Poems are divided in 6 segments. 'Love Song of a Journey Man' is more or less an inner travelogue, The segments, for instance, 'Mirrored Man' is about the other chimeras in the city. The people in the city are capr...


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Vihang A. Naik's new book

14 May

Celebrated poet and author, Vihang A. Naik remembers his childhood as one marked by constant moving. He was born into a Gujarati language-speaking family in Surat, Gujarat. From the so-called Jewel of the West, he moved to Baroda, Ahmadabad and other cities out of Gujarat. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity and in “City Times and Other Poems” he shares these observations in the brilliant medium of poetry. News link http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=197726


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