Kiss my Fond Face and other poems contain multihued themes, in which readers can sense the passion of the poet. One can find distinctive, sad, subtle and palpable flavors in the book like those of diminution—‘Taste the fruit evil leading to downfall’, decay—‘Unhappy and forlorn father(s)’, death—‘Cheerfully I have to embrace death alone’, and others, which are lodged in a colloquial language. Readers will embark on a journey discovering emotions like the sense of exasperation, prejudices and illumination through poems like ‘Let me suck the breast elixir before it dries.’ The lines in the book may incite you to sing, ‘We are drifting to a world exciting…’
About the author
Dr. Govindprasad Shyamlal Kushwaha, former Head of Department of English at Municipal Arts and Science College, Mehsana, Gujarat, taught English language and literature to graduate, post- graduate and M. Phil students for about thirty five years. Seven scholars received their Ph.D. degree in English under his supervision. He is a multi-faceted person who has presented live telecasts on TV (DTH lessons) in English; he also served as Campus Director at Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust, one of the most venerated and religious places in Gujarat. The author, who has earlier published two books in English, currently devotes his time to giving academic lectures and keeps busy by writing poetry in English and indulging in social work.
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