‘Me, My Friend’ is a collection of 50 poems penned by Deeya Nayar-Nambiar over a period of time. Writing poetry has always been her way of showing her freedom of expression. It has always been a loyal friend and a silent witness to all the feelings and emotions that she has grown up with. To her, writing poems has come as a source of inspiration and a reminder of what she ought to be. “For me, poetry is a conversation which will gradually lead me to myself. It’s a search for my real self.”
Love, hope, despair, loss, re-union, empathy and sympathy and spirituality, all took turns to delve into her heart to bring out the hidden feelings. The innocent girl grew up with many questions seeking answers for her existence, turning philosophical time and again, and maturing to realise that every stage in her life has been a learning phase.
The ‘Little Girl’s Book’, as she fondly calls her collection of published work, is a reflection of her thoughts. In her words, “All the poems in ‘Me, My Friend’ are my conversations with myself, hence the title. Essentially, they are private thoughts; some philosophical, some are a girl’s thoughts and some are a woman’s thoughts.”
The anthology is published of FOLIO-Publisher-Distributors, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.