Caged Bird and the Open Door: A Micropoetry Collection by Zuhaib Shaikh

caged-bird-and-the-open-doorGoodreads synopsis:

Caged Bird and the Open Door is a collection of bite-sized chunks of poetry which hold in them entire worlds of angst, hope, heartache, persistence, love, bliss and beauty.

This is a peek inside a man’s head lit with memories on the cusp of what is real versus what is imagined; it is a pulse of myriad ups and downs, of the bottomless fall and the purposeful rise.

This is his story, one small set of strung-up words at a time.

Goodreads rating: 4.83 / 5

My rating: 3.75 / 5


I was pretty excited to read this collection of micro-poetry because poetry speaks to the soul. (And by that I in no way mean that prose does not).

Maybe it is just me but for I felt that most of the poetry in the collection was OK. There were a few that brought a fleeting smile to my lips bringing up long buried memories.

The following one, however, is my favourite in the entire collection. I just fell in love with it as soon as I read it.

For me, it was a one time read though.

The heart

Skipped a beat

And then some more

Not knowing whether it was love

Or death


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