Jayanthy J.’s second collection of poems, Evergreen Rhythms, releases today
Writers say that when something touches your soul and you write about it, words just start to flow. That is what has happened to Jayanthy J. The poetess in her second book of poems Evergreen Rhythms has let her pen transcribe her soul on paper as she composes verses on love, nature, friendship, hopes, dreams, joy, suffering…
Like her previous book of poems, Evergreen Rhythms too is mostly autobiographical. Calling herself “timeless and ageless”, Jayanthy takes readers on a journey as she gives them peeps to the sights she has seen, experienced and heard as a child and as a woman.
‘If Down Memories Lane’ has the poet reliving her summers spent at her family’s estate in Nedumangad during her childhood, ‘I See Them All’ is about a visually impaired boy she met who sings about the wonders around him. “His mother has described the sights around him and the boy, who has an angelic voice, would sing them,” says Jayanthy.
An English teacher at Bethany College, Nalanchira, Jayanthy used to write poems on nature, man and his sufferings even as a child. Her poetic musings were however, kept on hold when she got married. “Family and responsibilities came along. It was a long winter for me as I could not find the time to pen my thoughts on paper. My husband, M.T. Kumara Das was also not too encouraging. However, after the release of my first book of poetry, Voice Of The Soul, he has been a pillar of support.”
It was her students and her daughter, Suchitra, who encouraged her to pick up the pen once more. Voice Of The Soul, was the result.
The poetess intends to write a biography on film maker J.C. Daniel soon. “My eldest sister Suseela, is married to Harris Daniel, J.C. Daniel’s youngest son.”
Evergreen Rhythms will be released today by director Shyamaprasad at Press Club at 5 p.m.