Book #88

Speaking of Siva

Meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints. 

These are small devotional poems written by four saints, dedicated to the god Siva. I didn’t find this out from Penguin; I had to do some digging on my own to help me better understand the verses Penguin so rudely launched at me without explanation.

The poems themselves felt very emotive and lyrical, yet heavy in their religious piety. There was something quite disengaging and sour about them which I couldn’t quite comprehend.

Call it a lack of context, or a personal distaste for poetry, but these Little Black Classics are completely grating on me now. This was number 79; almost there.