Paddy's P-En-Chants Really Enchants Published by: Pankajam
P-En-Chants by Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy
Price Rs. 300/- Pages 203
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for an echo, said Don Marquis. Padmaja Iyengar’s maiden volume of poetry with the exhilarating title P-En-Chants stands out with assurance and elan and makes the above adage misplace its denotation.
The poems are grouped under six categories obviously focusing on themes. True to the poet’s fine sense of humour, the poems on ‘Humour & Satire’ invade the readers first. The very first poem ‘English Vinglish’ guarantees a guffaw to stir up ones belly;
“I’ll marry my sister first,
And it’ll be my turn next,
When my mother will marry me”