Dr. Nabanita Sengupta reviews Gopal Lahiri’s latest poetry anthology, Return to Solitude and shares how she thinks the poet provokes his readers to think.
Title – Return to Solitude (Poetry anthology)
Poet – Gopal Lahiri
Publisher and Date of Publication – Hawakal Publishers, 2018
Reviewed by – Nabanita Sengupta
Gopal Lahiri is an internationally acclaimed and widely published poet based in Kolkata. A Geo-physicist by profession and a poet by choice, the earth, its flora and fauna seep into his work as comfortably as do complex emotions. Return To Solitude, his collection of haikus, senryus and other short poems vouchsafe the bond that the poet shares with nature.
‘crevice and gap
questions buried, eyebrows raised
glide into history’
The above can be an example of three succinct lines that merge the persona of the perceptive poet and the earth scientist.