The poems in Ashok Bhargava’s beautiful collection Skipping Stones touch on love and loss and travel. For me, the images evoked feelings of nostalgia and often made me smile. I loved reading the poems set in Vancouver as well as his depictions of lands far from here. Bhargava’s words flowed so eloquently as he wrote of local news and characters. One of my favourite lines from the poem “Rendition…” is “vines with scarlet berries cling to wire fence, separating trains from cars. Their blooms swing in diesel fumes like nymphs.” (submitted by MS)
Meet Ashok Bhargava in person at Guildford Library on Wed, Dec 4 at 7pm for Authors Among Us: “Home – then and now: Created, constructed, adopted.” Call 604-598-7366 to register.