- Modern Georgian Poetry
A word is the result of the poetic alchemy, returning the initial meaning to objects and events. Readers are able to witness the mysterious alchemical process designed by the poet. The poems seem to have the same addressee, but for some it will be God, for others the loved one, a fellow countryman for yet others. The multi-form verb ‘to be’ acquires new meanings in all these cases.
The world perceived in the deepest layers of her soul, the unexpectedly reverse vision of the obvious, the existence on the edge of unbearable pain – all of these determine the liturgy-like melody to the poetic collection. The poet seems to achieve the unachievable: bringing to life the forgotten emotions in words, permeating with love the impossible events. She explains her approach: “If in the beginning there was the word, I write your name.”