Art is good, Life is a mess By Sandup Rongkup

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Art is good, Life is a mess By Sandup Rongkup


This book is such a delight. I think there is no sufficient justification for this sort of literary publication. Poetry is fascinating because it has simplicity in depth and depth in simplicity and this book is akin to creation of an artistic masterpiece to cherish for years to come, addressing the minds and hearts of those who read them.
One can easily figure out that the author is from our beautiful evergreen state “Sikkim” from how he has described the wonderful scenery; rugged mountains, the roads, the trees, the beauty of the prayer flags swaying with the winds in his book. The author has used impeccable words in the form of poetry and storytelling as a highly natural and powerful means to describe seasons. The most striking impression of these poems is of a mind alive in time, forcing itself moment-by-moment forward.
A writer has a power to be anything; he is a creator of characters and magician of words. Reading this book made me want to step out of my busy chamber and go out to the open wide sky and enjoy the nature. One story specifically had me questioning   “Meeting with death” where one finds before the unwanted visitor i.e. death reminding one to see the beauty of life and how small things are responsible for great changes and we must be aware of death if we are to fully understand life.    Lines from Days and nights of youth “Days of youth pass so quickly and Nights of youth struggle slowly” I could relate to this so closely and I guess everyone here can relate as well.
It is a remarkable achievement at such young age and you are an inspiration for the youth. Congratulation on the well-deserved success and best wishes for the next adventure.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi