Lotus in a Fortress features a collection of poems composed in classical forms. The poems have musical structures displaying the poet’s facility with the sound of poetry. In this collection, there are free verses as well, but they also have a certain rhythm and discipline that are needed for poesy. The poet strikes a chord of harmony between freedom and structure, therein laying the essence of his work. The themes in the collection are experiences seen through the eyes of a philosopher.
Poetry is about harmonizing opposing forces in a continuum that provides the platform to do so. Therefore freethinking poetry can be expressed in classical forms and there is in practice no contradiction in essence.