Tears to Joy is a short collection of poems depicting the light and dark motifs of Lifeas written down by a girl, a woman; a daughter, wife and mother . The backgroundeverywhere isfilled with Natures beauty . Whether it be joy or sorrow ; love or death the author brings in birds and trees and flowers; sun and showers and mist to tell her story. The theme of ‘Tears to Joy’ is seen in the spiritual thread that runs throughout as the author ends in either joyous praise or transcending the bondage of pain.
Mary Gladys Pavamani belongs to North Malabar in Kerala. She was born in Udipi, Karnataka inon the 19th of Nov, 1959. After completing her education in English Literature , she joined Malabar Christian College as an English Lecturer in 1987. She later became the Principal of the same College in 2013. Having graduated in Law too, she now practices as an advocate after her retirement from teaching in 2016. Mary is mainly interested in child ministry, English teaching and social work. Presently she lives in Calicut in Kerala.