AJ Rao (Adukuri Jagannath Rao) is a retired bank official who lives in Hyderabad. Poetry and photography are his chief interests and he blogs on the subjects extensively. He writes an off-on poetry commentary blog on the visual aspects of poetry and another on Indian poetry. He writes a poetry blog post "A poem a day" at the crack of dawn every day.
His earlier poetry collection Light Grew Less in His Eyes and Other Poems is available as a paperback published by Notion Press and also as an E-book on Amazon and other outlets.
These two hundred and forty odd poems are based on actual experience. They were written, one poem a day, during the last six to seven years.
All poetry is confessional in nature, from a certain uneasiness arising from doubts about the world and how we have been tackling it. Poetry is a way in which one can make sense of life. The magic of words enthralls us by the pictures they hide.
The poems about nature are a celebration of nature in all her glory. The poems are based on actual experiences of nature's beauty that have evoked pleasure giving sensations in the poet, and the poems try to give expressions to the joy.
Some poems on nature are experiences recreated as if by short brushstrokes, as they have impacted the author’s mind. They may be perceived in layers of sound to a kind of ripple effect touching several things at the same time and are meant to be perceived in a haze.
Some of the poems are object poems, so called because the focus is
on the nature of things, on the light that falls on them, telling their
stories, the way they share space with other things and us. ...