Is there anyone who hasn’t loved or lost a dear one or experienced both? Is there anyone who does not get flashes of memories from childhood every now and then, or just wonder at how the world one read about or saw as sci-fi is now leaping towards reality? Is there anyone who does not feel outraged by the lack of humaneness on display at times? Is there anyone who has not asked this question to themselves, “Where am I? What am I doing?”
Watch the Nib Dance is an anthology of poems traversing through a range of areas and emotions – nature, society, war, peace, gender issues, law, love, grief, finding oneself, and nostalgia. Poetry is much like dance – you can learn a thousand techniques but when you actually start dancing, it innately flows. That is what happens when you put pen to paper – whatever it is that has left an impression on your senses, soul or conscience, finds its way out. That is where the poetry in this book comes from.
It will resonate with some part of you – personal or professional, or just by virtue of being human – for words are powerful enough to stir what lies beneath.
Anujaya Krishna is a legal professional and an educator hailing from Lucknow.
She completed her schooling from Loreto Convent and City Montessori School, and graduated in B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law Institute University, Bhopal. She did her Master's in Law from Europa-Kolleg, University of Hamburg. Her book, Sports Law, was published in 2014. She has a penchant for writing and composing poetry, and through the years, has kept pace with this passion of hers. She participated in her first poetry slam in Singapore, and wants to take forward both written and spoken word poetry.