TODAY (NOTES AND DIARIES)
Some of the poems, essays and articles published in the present book appeared in the periodicals over the past years, under the title Unwritten Letters in Kartuli Mtserloba and Literaturuli Gazeti in particular. The poems are spaced by portraits, interesting observations and situation analysis. Despite the diversity of topics and forms, they are united by a common axis, which is the author’s concern about our present days. The mosaic of emotions is formed by the intensity of impressions, deep contemplations and an occasional ingenuous belief of being involved in the ongoing events. The prevailing feeling is the pain caused by the fast pace of our modern lives, which seems to threaten the space we all call our homeland. Every road of understanding the world leads through humans, their emotions and activities, values and thoughts. Needless to say, one of them is Mariam Tsiklauri herself.
Mariam Tsiklauri’s poetry is an example of how traditional and modernistic traits can be merged into lyrical and epic poems. Her poetic imagery, which is rooted in our national literature, is transformed into a natural verbal flow, opening up the hidden depths of the human soul. Our contemporary poetry lacks the genuine, being gripped by the artificial, imitational trends, which true poets like Marian Tsiklauri avoid at all costs.
R. Chkheidze, writer, literaty critic.
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