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Book Review: Peacock Landing by Suresh Thripunithura

Peacock Landing by Suresh Thripunithura is a short pictorial book of 30+ poems. The book is filled with amazing short juicy poems with brilliant pictures on a gamut of themes. The poet allured various omens and emotions and desolate events of life through peacock sightseeing. What does a peacock sight indicate? The poet keeping that in mind takes the readers on a tour where they are confronted with an array of life events…some are dark, a few ones are tragic…but major ones are about pain of separation and memories of yesteryears.


As one chugs ahead with the book, readers will be thrilled to find that the author writes his heart out. He seems to have observed the life closely on matters of solitude, loneliness, wounds of memories, pain of separation in love.

The collection is bit random, but it grips the readers with its impactful poetry. It is one such collection that challenges the audience to decipher the meaning and in that they are going to find sheer fun.

Peacock feather is the ultimate poem on the pain and grief of separation of lovers. The theme of pain is repeated in the book by inclusion of birds, barren valleys, silent monuments, but in all senses the poet does not forget to touch a brush on memory lane. In another instance, Revolutions is one great poem on the same. Rather it is a more versatile collection though slightly dark. It also covered nature well beyond common words. There is an absolute stunning beauty whenever there is inclusion of flowers, plants, nature…in fact at times flowers runs like banter in the backdrop, though it is called peacock landing.

Suresh is a gifted storyteller; his words are beyond measurable chasms, look below at a short excerpt – what a beautiful piece of writing it is.

I am nature...

Very sensitive…

The roots were given to the hills and its soils...

Flowering…fruiting…

The strings of the breath

Given to the chambers of green cells…

Yet you dug through the steps and pillars of me with greed...

I jumped for survival…

This is how floods and landslides occur… 

In the book, Suresh’s love for photography is evident. It is one collection that can sooth mind no matter how many times you read it. It is a captivating collection any given day.

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