'Between Us', a collection of poems by Nimmy Joseph, is an account of her musings poignantly manifested through casual imageries. The themes vary from nostalgia to reflections on the inner self. Banking on the powerful rhythm of phrases and images Nimmy portrays her intense emotions to leave a profound impact on readers.
The book, as the tag line denotes, bares some secrets to reveal the poet's mind. Most of the titles are candid expressions of the thoughts on common premises which readers can easily relate to.
For instance the poem 'My hostel corridor' at once throws one back on the memory lane to revisit and revive the good old days which once seemed eternal and evergreen. Meanwhile, there are also verses which are deeply personal, for example the poem 'Why I write' puts down the pains and charms of the writer while undergoing the creative process.
The poem titled 'Elegy to our dear tamarind tree' pictures an emotional attachment which is universal. The short poem titled, 'First Cry' depicts the deepest human emotions in a very few lines. While the poem 'I and i' gets philosophical, the poet harps on a humorous note in the poem 'Down the hill'.
The verses are well complimented by some extraordinarily brilliant illustrations of Abhilash Chacko.
Most of the poems brim with youthful mirth and hope, while some are plaintive. The book is a compilation of seventeen poems and all of them are equally mellifluous verses evoking intense sensibilities.
Buy a copy now »