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Reeling is Mumbai poet Dominic Alapat's first collection of poetry. The book is populated by dark dreams, trains, toys, birds, ghosts and a whole host of other things that 'slip from here to there.'
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  • By Rochelle Potkar
    Dec 4, 2015
    ‘The war of the voices will always go on. Be prepared,’ warns poet Dominic Alapat. Dominic’s poems court the existential in a Pessoa-like way. His backdrop is largely the city and the city never moves away from the chinks and winks of subjects he gazes on. There is alienation that he talks of like: the dogs may eat me if they care, or immersion in: I may sink thousands of centuries deep and lie bare, open to the laws of the dark cave, with poem 'Right Now' that is one of my favorite in its epiphany of teleportation. Alapat knows how to take us to moments balancing between peace and zen and leaving us there. The poems in his two books, ‘Reeling’ and ‘Circling the sky’ are stories of moments that stretch and stretch in the observing, becoming a meditation. Alapat has kept it resistance-less, frictionless, without conflict, masterfully reigning in deceptive innocence with simple lines. Suspended scenes are often repeated with a shade of a difference like one day of life is different from... More > the other even when it is the same. It reminds me of the way a bird circles high up watching the city and how each circling is somehow a different seeing. Infinitesimally courageous in its messages sometimes, Alapat revels in the magic of moments. Sample this: There are herons now, Adil tells me and then I see one; white, so beautiful, such a sense of belonging there, it carried along the whole host of buildings in Cuffe Parade, the fishing village and the boats into the sky. Or when he says this with the shrewdness of awareness and detachment, ‘for a piece of white sky there are these dark clouds to sort out’ Or this, ‘We become ghosts to ourselves… Strangers passing by in the dark’ Alapat lives so much more in every moment, forcing you – the reader- too to experience the sobriety of simplicity.< Less
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October 25, 2015
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