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Book Review: The Melody Lies in Between by By Meee

The Melody Lies in Between is a subliminal collection of around 35 poems, written by a genderless poet By Meee. The poet is quite famous on Instagram for its short poems, lyrical quotes, and liners that nudge audience for brooding and cogitation.

A close look in its work, be it this book or the content on Instagram, reveals that the words of its work appeal mostly to introverts or people of few words. Not necessary that every word and line and picture scream, sometimes a message is conveyed silently.

This poetry collection possibly captures the pulse of a restless mind and heart, possibly of a writer or an artist. Much focus has been given on the resilient powers of words. The poet is caught in the fetters of existential crises, he/she longs to break free from it and the best profound way they have chosen is through contemporary poetry.

Each poem is like a cathartic experience in itself, and every set of poems is first introduced by a short snippet, as listed below.

“Who you are today

Is the scrapbook

Of the journey

You have been through”

-- By Meee

 This book reinstates the belief that poetry is the finest medium of expression…just look at the initial poems Reach and Rise…their intensity of a bottled up heart is mesmerizing. Reach befuddles at the infinity of the horizon, the mad heart longs to begin at horizon despite aware of its unending canvas of rays. “But how can I reach the end if don’t have a start.”

Simply astounding irony presented lucidly. Rise is another thought-provoking short poem about the jinx that the narrator facing in life to rise up to fly in the open sky of desires and joys.

Love, self-love, self-transformation, aspirations, hope, dreams, etc. are some concurrent themes in the book that gallop and shift from one segment to another. By Meee is a classic poet who is dredging up the strings of our ossified zeitgeists and beliefs to calm down a seething restless heart. But be it anything, the collections strings of words offer solace and comfort to reticent folks who are budged in by the chaos and turmoil of the hedonistic world put out for a benign soul. The Melody Lies in Between is a compelling and impactful piece of poetry and prose literature.

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