Śūnyatā of Owl Of Pines is the 5th book of poetry by Saad Ali. It’s the first installment in Ali’s trilogy of Owl Of Pines.
This book is a homage to the Śūnyatā i.e. emptiness which is the creator, destroyer, proliferator, and container of existence itself. On this occasion, the vers libres, prose poems, and ekphrases are born out of the interactions and integrations of the elements and forces—natural, human, and non-human—that live between the spaces; spaces, where everything exists i.e. nature, human beings and beasts alike; spaces that we take for granted and perceive to be invisible.
Invariably, this book is a homage to the three distinct forms of the literary art i.e. vers libre, prose poem, and ekphrasis. Ali’s trademark tools i.e. contemplation and satire adopt the respective forms to reflect upon the multifaceted human condition in the contemporary human society, and the intricacies and niceties of existence itself. As always, the book is an open invitation to everyone to observe such a contemplation at the individual and collective level, too.