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Love Poems from a Frangipani Garden by Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe

Love Poems from a Frangipani Garden by Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe

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"Elemental forces suffuse the poems as she charts t power of love and cycle of life in a tropical landscape The sensuous imagery and courageous protest are at the service of a mc mind.

In this new collection, the poet's concerns have been altered by other one / who may turn out lover or scorching sun'. But a romar meeting is not the book's entire theme. True, "the body's / sinuous of / rising desire' runs through the book, with its garden in the city, water. The poet asks what will be left of all this experience, in the er Seeking to answer that she imagines migrant refugees in the Mediterranean and villagers after a tsunami, memorialises her father in his life crossing t river into which she is scattering his ashes, narrates the lifelong actions a simple villager drawing water from a well, visits the caves of Buddhas gods, and although "There are places that will / Never be known to u The deepest recesses / That we'll refuse to enter', although a lover m betray and the flowers of the garden are scattered, the poet attempts to perhaps does - find deliverance in kindness, the end of illusion, and t recovery of love in song.

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