ARMAGEDDON: Dystopian Poetry for the Soul
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Isn’t it intriguing how the word “humanity” is used to describe virtue, and yet, human beings are notorious for ultimately destroying just about everything we touch?
Exhibit A: Mother Earth.
Exhibit B: Each other.
There’s no denying it — human beings are curious creatures. For a species which perpetually glorifies goodness, we tend to do an awful lot of crooked things. Still, the question remains: are human beings plagued by evil, or are we actually the plague in ourselves?
Enter Armageddon. These poems in this book tackle the tough truth no one really wants to swallow: good and evil are at war, and darkness is prevailing.
The dystopian poems in Armageddon exist to satisfy your screaming soul’s grimmest cravings, and feed it with the truth it so desperately seeks… once and for all. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is for John Milton, the creative and misunderstood genius who doesn’t deserve to spend so much time turning in his grave, and for everyone who is genuinely sick of living in such an inhumane world. First and foremost, however, Armageddon is for you, my beloved misfits. Consider these poems your medicine — little liquid somethings to soften your suffering.
AMARANTHINE: A Poetry Collection
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1. Of a dark, purple-red color;
2. Perpetually beautiful;
3. Indestructible, immortal, eternal.
Amaranthine is a poetry collection by Ami J. Sanghvi that details her six-year, young adult journey of love, hate, pain, anger, discovery, growth, and, survival. It is a compelling poetic promise by the author to herself, her loved ones, and her readers that she will continue to write, fight, and persevere through every obstacle, hardship, and injustice life throws her way.
DEVOLUTION: Dramatic Poetry and Infernal Verse
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It was upon the poetic pages of his renowned Divine Comedy that Dante Alighieri ascended. He famously commenced his journey in Inferno, and later reached Paradiso. The speaker in Devolution, however, is on a slightly different journey. Rather than drawing nearer to Paradiso, she can only journey further away from bliss. It is by God’s design that our tragic heroine continues to slip and fall, and it is by His will that she descends. Will she find redemption before the pages run inkless, or will she be doomed to the depraved depths of Inferno forevermore? Only Time will tell.
“Vexilla regis prodeunt inferni.”
Anyone who knows me is aware of my affinity for darkness, doom, demons, and all things devilish. Therefore, when I read Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, the words fed me as a reader, a writer, and a theorist.
Dante’s philosophy even inspired me to attempt my own little verse-“narrative” tidbits which, if I’m being honest, are just inky imprints of my November 2017 mindset.
Now, as I publish this mini-collection an entire year-and-a-half later [in April 2019], I’ve promised myself not to alter Devolution significantly. I want these words, and their structure, to stand as they are; these clearly meant a lot to me when I first drafted them, and to change them now would be to overwrite musings from a certain stage of my life which I should never be too quick to overlook.
I know these verses are a bit heavy; I apologize for that, and I hope they become easier to consume upon extensive perusing. They’re not meant to be mastered on the first, second, or third read-throughs; the words, lines, and meanings are layered, and I pray my readers will consider considering them thoroughly.
Additionally, the pieces in Devolution were all written with verbal, and poetic, aesthetic in mind. I hope the language in these verses feeds your soul as Dante’s poetry does mine, and I wish you the best of luck as you descend into Devolution and, in turn, the depths of Hell itself.
“The banners of the King of Hell draw closer.”
— Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers
SILK AND CIGARS: Coming this summer!