“Every word you say has
been coloured by the pain
and injustices you’ve felt”
Harnidh Kaur says her journey with poetry began when she started writing angst-ridden teenage pieces to her mother. I have never read those pieces but I have read the outcome of the blood, sweat and sinew bundled up in this beautiful book. A poetess who claims that creativity is something you need to work upon every single day, released her first book- ‘The Inability of Words’,a must read, in July.
The book is draped in a beautiful cloth material with the title in golden. It is available in a variety of colors such as Green, Purple, Pink, Orange, Brown, Peach and a few more. Gone are the days when we were told not to judge a book by it’s cover. The cover,in my opinion, speaks a lot about the writer’s style, adding a little extra to the content and making the experience of reading a lot better.
The book is an amalgam of various things explored by the poetess throughout her life yet. The major themes I personally observed in the book were about Relationships and Life Lessons that we can only learn from experience.Love and Family also occupy a large chunk of the book making it beautifully relatable.
The poem ‘Halfways’ was a clear show of how Harnidh often sees things that others don’t. The beautiful imagery painted in the poems( My favourite being Stained) is just enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy.
My personal favorites are Gesture , Reorganizing , Doubt, Relativity, Halfways, Underwhelmed, Mediums, A letter to someone, Punctuation Bonfires, Retrouvailles ,Kintsukuroi, Cursive, Connections and Of Aunts.
Her goal is to make poetry sexy and relevant again and we hope to see more of her in the years to come.
Rated 5/5 on Goodreads.