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Book review: Ivory Gleam by Dr Priya Dolma Tamang

Title- Ivory Gleam
Editor- Dr Priya Dolma Tamang
Publisher- Virgin Leaf Books
Format- Paperback
Pages- 236
Genre- Poetry and Prose
Publication date- 22 June 2018

Book blurb:
A deluge of poetry and prose, ambiguously honouring the essence of existence from birth onto death, life and loss, self and society, romantic love and pensive longing, melancholy of regret to gratitude in healing, and the struggles of and strength in femininity. A potpourri of musings assembled with a hint of practical spirituality, to be savoured passably as an oracle of hearts to the many answers, whose questions our minds are yet to comprehend. Ivory Gleam is split into three chapters of learning, longing and loving. Each chapter is a journey traversing a different road to the ultimate destination of self-reflection.

Book review:

Life is to be soared, free of desire.

This body we celebrate

is mere vehicle on hire.

“Ivory Gleam” by Dr Priya Dolma Tamang is a collection of 200 poetries and prose divided into three sections~ learning, longing and loving. The poetries covers some profound topics of melancholy, misery, life, death, failure, dreams, memories, depression and all of them are brilliantly penned. Some of the poems did send chills down my spine while I couldn’t connect to few.

The extensive use of rich language and vocabulary might annoy some readers but that very thing added charm to my reading preference. I truly adore the after effects that these musings can have on someone if a person holds patience and grabs each verse well. I personally found that some topics weren’t justifying the sections in which they were categorised though the poem turned out to be good.

Would surely recommend this collection especially to the one’s who likes to read complex poetries and musings.

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