Happiness this time came lightly
effortless, like new blood
Rushing through tired veins
that have come alive, humming in gratitude.
Maybe this time happiness will stay a little longer.
Windows to many worlds and small-arms opened for the reader in this debut collection by a remarkably sensitive poet, who engages with life without fear or reserve. Shreya Banerjee transforms humdrum things?a dry leaf falling off a branch; a lazy Sunday morning?into compelling images and stories, just as effortlessly as she draws us into dark and difficult yet strangely healing places?the mind of a person sinking into depression; a grieving heart. And every once in a while, she brightens up the pages with delightful ODEs to life’s little miracles?sunshine; the sound of laughter; the magic of art. Take me to the heart of beauty is a book of extraordinary promise.