short poems, long tales

Category: Poetry
Author: Rashid Osmani
Publisher: Independent Publishing, Amazon
Publication Date: April 30, 2021
Number of Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 9798718128468

Short Poems, Long Tales by Rashid Osmani is a collection that transcends the traditional boundaries of poetry, offering readers a thought-provoking journey through nuanced experiences of the personae. Through succinct verses, Osmani explores themes of love, loss, introspection, and the human condition with a reflective and evocative voice. In “Pet People,” Osmani muses on the symbiotic relationship between humans and their pets, exploring the shades of companionship and the pursuit of love. He captures the bittersweet reality of seeking solace in animal companionship while struggling with unfathomable human emotions. “Body's Delight” is about the eternal struggle between mind and body, probing the depths of human desire and the limitations of self-control. Osmani's contemplative tone invites readers to reflect on the dichotomy between our aspirations and primal instincts, urging us to reconcile the two in pursuing fulfillment.

In “Lifting Sentiment,” the poet offers a glimpse into the transformative power of literature. Osmani reflects on the ability of words to uplift and inspire. Through his musings, he celebrates the inherent beauty of language and its capacity to evoke emotion, offering readers a poignant reminder of the profound impact of storytelling. “Endless Endings” and “Parting Pains” examine adversity, exploring the challenges of human relationships and the inevitability of loss. Osmani's poignant verses resonate with a sense of longing and acceptance, and they are most suitable for readers dealing with the pain of separation. In “Nothingness” and “Particle or Wave,” the author handles the existential questions of purpose and existence, probing the depths of human consciousness with a sense of reflective wonder. Short Poems, Long Tales is a captivating exploration of life in its different seasons, a gorgeous collection fraught with symbolism. Through his evocative verses and introspective musings, Rashid Osmani invites readers to contemplate the timeless themes of love, loss, and self-discovery.

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo


Date: March 30, 2024