ABOUT Diya Sangeeth (AUTHOR)
Diya Sangeeth is a 10th grade student at Toc H Public School, Kochi. Her earlier schooling was in Kuwait, Mumbai and Chennai. An avid reader, she has been penning poems from the age of ten. This is her 1st collection of poems.
THE LONE FIGURE ON THE BORDER
What surprised and fascinated me about Diya Sangeeth’s poems is their wisdom, very unusual for a child of her age. But these are not just poems of knowledge and contemplation there is a deep awareness of the con- tradictions of life and the world that informs them. She can also come up with wonderful images as when she says ‘My grandfather is an explosion/ Of colours, thoughts, and feelings’or ‘My grandmother is a lake / Dotted with wildflowers, hidden deep in the forest.” I have no doubt the poet in her will grow with time and find a lot of sensitive and admiring minds.
– Dr. K. Satchidanandan