The poem is simple, and looks at the subject as a poet usually does. It observes how people tend to go about their day without observing the joys and colors around them. Sometimes, poetry tends to go complex and lose its voice, but this one doesn’t. That’s why I liked it.
At first I was not sure if the poem was about nature or about love, but the poet brings both together. The description of nature is something I loved more than the romance aspect of the poem perhaps, but the two no doubt go hand in hand.
The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability, I’ve heard. That’s what this story brings. The color of friendship and life aside, the focus of colors is on a wedding, the colors of routine, the joy of a family etc. While I wouldn’t say the story was unrealistic, I do think it ends quite abruptly. The author could have developed it further before the end.
Whereas most stories I’ve read so far have felt similar, this one stands out. The story takes on a subject that’s still not accepted by many in the country. It successfully brings out the uneasiness the protagonist feels, his worries of not being accepted, but also his determination not to let who he is stop him from being what he always was. A story to re-read, this one.
In life, there are few we hold on to, even when they’re trying to slowly break away from us. We hold on even when it seems obvious that their path does not cross ours again. This story brings such a scenario, but the heartbreak that’s predictable from the start of the tale ends up in something that’s unpredictable.
The story colors life with hope. It shows how people with the most humble of beginnings can make their dreams come through by determination as well as some luck. I liked that the protagonist was such a character, and also how the life of the protagonist and his friend came full circle.
This story paints a shade very similar to the previous one, a tale of determination to succeed when faced with life and its adversity. I loved the character sketch of the protagonist, and how she gives back to the society when she accomplishes her dreams. As a reader, I could know where the story was headed, but a particular place does give away part of the story. The storyline still felt interesting though.
(© 1st June 2016)