“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.”
- Rollo May, The Courage to Create
Pauses are just outwardly empty. On the inside, they turn my mind into a giant mirror that reflects all that was left unnoticed and thought as trivial. They find light, become images, and then evolve themselves into poems. The pauses are uninvited, but they are such efficient seekers of beauty.
This book is a collection of images and voices that are experienced, perceived, and imagined during my unplanned pauses. Some of my poems are meant for the sting, some for the breeze, and all of them for the sake of beauty.
Anjali is a poet from Bengaluru, India who also writes short stories and plays. She is a post-graduate in English and Communication Studies and is currently working as a Content Strategist. She is also the founder of a community-based events platform called “Have a Word” that features poets and musicians.