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Monsoon Solace Arneeb Mahbub

Monsoon Solace

Arneeb Mahbub

Published February 16th 2013
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61 pages
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Lyric poetry has always had a private quality. The lyric attaches itself to the public world in a number of recognized and established ways. The lyric poet traditionally claims one of the few recognized roles: the lover, the courtier, the patriot,MoreLyric poetry has always had a private quality. The lyric attaches itself to the public world in a number of recognized and established ways. The lyric poet traditionally claims one of the few recognized roles: the lover, the courtier, the patriot, the sage, or the religious contemplative. The kinetic lyric poetry aspires to changeability while the marmoreal aspires to un-changeability.Arneeb Mahbub’s versatility is clearly reflected in his poems ranging from satirical to serious, marmoreal to kinetic. His poetry is elegant, sharp-eyed, and witty. He speaks of matters dear to us, in our private and public selves. He sees the making of poetry as an act of reconciliation, where he experiments, wrestles, and shapes with language and its meanings. It is an act of love, and he eloquently draws a magic circle of understanding and transcendence, where poet and readers alike may find the ‘Higher Entities’: “The stars complete an endless race./ That travels across the sea./ Of that which is between the two./ Mixes imperfectly. The solemn sun unseals the seal./ Turning dark quickly into night./ The stars and sea, their faces grey./ Submits not without a fight...”Mahbub Husain KhanLiterary Critic, Essayist