TILTING OUR PLATES TO CATCH THE LIGHT
poems by Cyril Wong
Cyril Wong’s latest collection of poems brings into play his background in music.
Reminiscent of a concerto, an orchestra is invoked by poems that celebrate the lives
of lovers distant and near, while a single narrative arises like a solo instrument amidst
their chords, often blurring a distinction between the universal and the particular. This
narrative is a love story that pierces through the shadow of the inevitable, accompanied
by dreams and a re-interpretation of the myth of Shiva and Mohini, the fascinating female-
incarnation of Vishnu. Interwoven with the motifs of time and death, these poems segue
into each other like movements in a symphony, singing of equal parts tragedy and joy.
Perfect-bound with cover flap paperback
Published by Math Paper Press (2012)
Distributed by Math Paper Press