Book Review. Saris and A Single Malt.  Sweta Srivastava Vikram. 

Saris and A Single Malt

By Sweta Srivastava Vikram 

Genre : Poetry

Rating ☆ ☆ ☆ 

I like the title Saris and A Single Malt, which is a dedication as well as a title to the author’s mother. The mother is the subject of this brief chapbook. It gives an idea to what her mother was like, as tragically it was her death that prompted these poems to be written. 

Sweta Srivastava Vikram received a phone call while in New York. It was this phone call that told her that her mother was in a hospital in New Delhi. 

There are beautiful phrases and observations in this chapbook.  

Mom is put on a ventilator

My thoughts start to breathe 

I forget that I am a daughter,

Made of flesh and bones, not just a 

Storyteller sharing metaphors

Of what others have lost

I can’t wear white

My bleeding heart will ruin it

Saris and A Single Malt is a book of grief, loss and a daughter rediscovering her identity, with all of the ugliness that entails. It is an unguarded book, that appealed to me and may to you too.

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