September 27, 2022


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Book Review: Waves and Other Poems by San Lin Tun

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Jonathan Copeland reviews San Lin Tun’s Waves and Other Poems ( Pencil App, 2021) and observes how the short poems are charming and can be extremely short indeed.

  • Title: Waves and Other Poems
  • Author: San Lin Tun
  • Publishing Year: 2021
  • Genre: Poetry Collection with 47 poems
  • Price: INR 49/-
  • Available from the Pencil App (

This slim volume of poems is divided, more or less equally, between short poems and long poems.

The short poems are charming and can be extremely short indeed. Cookie is only four words long. The opening poem, Waves, which gives its name to the title of the book, is eleven words and conjures up oceans of imagination. It is lovely, simple, and unforgettable, and could be interpreted as a metaphor for humanity itself.

Like all poets, San Lin Tun displays a great love of words and rhythm and is not afraid to bare his soul in the poems. With or Without Reason and Aftermath describe the poet’s anguish and doubts about his craft.

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