anthology of poems dive into the realms of dark mystic realism and celebrate
the obsessive/possessive/compulsive passions that we all have but turn a blind
eye to. Rohankar has imbibed a forcefulness that compels the reader to pause
from the daily flux of chronos and inspect the dark revelry that unconsciously
dictates and establishes the existing paradigms from an antithetical
abides to the Elioton soul of free verse while subtly flirting with the
Edgarion scepticism and pessimistic mysticism. Many of the poems adhere to the
classic medieval romanticism but at the same time they foray into projected
narcissism. These poems then capitulate the projected narcissism within the
framework of God complex within the personification of a woman who is adored,
worshiped and glorified. Every verse brutally decimates the societal constructs
and embraces one’s psyche with all pervasive absolute darkness.
The mystic Sufi
touch in the poems are not just borrowed principles but they reiterate the
undercurrent of the fading reality of truth and increasing understanding of the
absolute. Despite drawing so many parallels to the poems here and trying to
summarise them in a verbalised manner, I would unflinchingly hold that this is
impossible. The work stands on its own inexplicable organic unity and brings
one closer to an intellectual orgasm and perhaps even absolute actualization of
the prospects one dares not venture into.
Rohankar is an Indian Civil Servant, Asst. Collector/SDM (Officer Trainee) in DANICS.
“Narcissistic Romanticism” is his second Poem Book. His first Poem Book “Saint
Hazel: Poems to a Maiden” was published in 2013 by a Penguin company.
has done his Engineering in Electronics and Communication from VNIT, Nagpur and
MBA in Finance from SIBM, Bangalore. He has a band by the name, Nebula
Quarantine for which he writes songs. He loves playing guitar, reading,
watching movies and listening to songs and symphonies in his spare time. The
Poet has been a Table Tennis champion back in SIBM, Bangalore and has
represented his school in Giles Shield (U-14) and Harris Shield (U-16) Cricket
tournament during his schooling days in Mumbai.
check out the songs he wrote for his band on reverbnation.com/nebulaquarantine.
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