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The Sands of Time and Other Poems

Ashok Sawhny

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ISBN 10: 184748493X / ISBN 13: 9781847484932
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208 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.5in.There is a message of hope in these delightful poems that seems to match the Ive seen it all and survived tone of the collection. Writing in agreeably idiosyncratic verse, Ashok Sawhny looks back on the dreamworld of childhood - The Stars of Lahore - and considers carefully the world his own grandchildren have inherited. He pokes fun at Mans greed and destruction - Mammon and Global Warming, and all that - and celebrates Nature, Gods creatures, and what he calls The Drama of Life. Indeed, his most touching poems concern the mysteries of time, falling in love and family life. By contrast, the Tribute to the Guardians of our Frontiers, a stark evocation of army life, makes a telling reminder that borders printed on maps dont always relate to a reality that has to be fought over. Here we have a book of hours, a chequerboard of nights and days, of jealousy and love, and an eloquent witness to Mans strange amalgam of folly and wisdom: Wise is he who understands The hourglass principle of Time and sands . . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781847484932

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Title: The Sands of Time and Other Poems

Publisher: Athena Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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There is a message of hope in these delightful poems that seems to match the 'I've seen it all and survived' tone of the collection. Writing in agreeably idiosyncratic verse, Ashok Sawhny looks back on the dreamworld of childhood - 'The Stars of Lahore' - and considers carefully the world his own grandchildren have inherited. He pokes fun at Man's greed and destruction - 'Mammon' and 'Global Warming, and all that' - and celebrates Nature, God's creatures, and what he calls 'The Drama of Life'. Indeed, his most touching poems concern the mysteries of time, falling in love and family life. By contrast, the 'Tribute to the Guardians of our Frontiers', a stark evocation of army life, makes a telling reminder that borders printed on maps don't always relate to a reality that has to be fought over. Here we have a book of hours, a chequerboard of nights and days, of jealousy and love, and an eloquent witness to Man's strange amalgam of folly and wisdom: Wise is he who understands The hourglass principle of Time and sands . . .

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Ashok Sawhny was born in Lahore, Punjab, in 1937. The family moved to New Delhi, India after Partition in 1947. Graduating in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, he worked with Indian Industry until 1977 and then started his own International Trading Company, Monarch International, of which he is president. His love for art, literature and the finer side of life finds expression in this first book of poems The Sands of Time. He also writes in Urdu langauge.

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