City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik~Book Review

Title-City Times and Other Poems

Poet-Vihang A. Naik


Number of pages– 83

Price-224 INR (kindle version)


Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems. The Poems are divided into 6 segments i.e. ‘Love Song of a Journey Man’ is more or less an inner travelogue, The segments, for instance, ‘Mirrored Man’ is about the other chimeras in the city. The people in the city are capricious like the walk of a crab or the colours of a chameleon. While, ‘The Path of Wisdom’ is about the beginning of meditation and knowledge. ‘At the Shore’ records the poet’s sense of futility, memory, pain, exile and alienation at the shore of life. The title of this collection is also the heading for the last of its six sections, in which the city is unfolded as a market place, as a heaven for underdogs, and as a seed bed of change and is observed at evening, at mid-night, by moon light and through fog and haze.


Poetry, unlike story it is not at any all easy to write. If one writes poetry then there’s lots of efforts, toil and thinking power being put into it. It is quite easy to write your feelings and emotions in large sentences and paragraphs but when it comes to conveys in just a few lines, dude! It’s indeed a hard job and here the poet did it perfectly by conveying everything in just a few words and lines.

City times and other Poems is a poetry anthology where poems are in free verses consisting both long and short poems. The language used by the poet is simply amazing.

This book is about city and people that dwell within it. Dividing the book into 6 parts namely,

●Love Song of a Journeyman
●Mirrored Man
●The Path of Wisdom
●Self Portrait
●At The Shore
●City Times

consisting different set of poems having with different essence is praiseworthy.

It’s strictly for poetry lover as others would find it a bit difficult to understand the message the poems are conveying and the essence they carry with them.

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