Poetry book ‘My days and nights’ released in Kohima
Kohima, June 29 (EMN): Advisor of New and Renewable Energy (NRE), IT and C, Science and Technology, Mmhonlumo Kikon, on Wednesday released a poetry book titled ‘My days and nights’ written by Cham Humtsoe.
The 57th publication of the Penthrill Publication House was launched at the NBCC Platinum Hall, Bayavii Hill in Kohima, in the presence of family members, friends and well wishers.
Addressing the event, Kikon said the launching event was to come together, appreciate the birth of a new poet among the Nagas and congratulated the poet for the flawless thoughts together, which he described as ‘breath of fresh air.’
He viewed that poetry is not just flawless writing or articulation of emotions but an indulgence into abstract thoughts which is philosophical, direct that ultimately involves emotions and response from the readers for the seamless writings.
Stating that it is not easy to write poetry, Kikon said it is a journey where one needs courage. He further urged the people present to read the works of the poet and amplify the books.
In her publisher’s note, Vishii Rita Krocha of Penthrill Publication stated that many mainstream publications never publish poetry anymore. However, she maintained that the role of poetry in the society remains intact and is an important way of penetrating human existence in a number of ways.
She said the book tells about a multitude of things that live on personal tales, seasons, dreams, resilience, family, simple joys of life of hope, beauty which were uniquely expressed by a unique mind.
The author of the book, Cham Humtsoe, who is a graduate in horticulture, spoke about the book and read some of the poems from her book. She said it took her seven to ten years.
Copies of the book will be available at ‘The Crossword’ and ‘The Common room’ in Kohima.