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Ephemeral Echoes
Ephemeral Echoes
Ephemeral Echoes
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Ephemeral Echoes

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Ephemeral Echoes is an extension of Saad’s passion for poetry: a manifestation of his philosophy and intellectualism. The poems reflect on the schema of existence as a personification of sounds, where essence of existence is flux: flowing sounds. The poems are an expression of being—a testimony to existence regardless of its conditionalities—and relate to various facets of the human condition i.e. illusion, self, dichotomy, subjectivity, objectivity, singularity, multiplicity, morality and etcetera. The debut is an invitation to all of us to embark upon a reflective odyssey i.e. to further contemplate the intricacies of the temporariness of existence—individually and collectively.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJun 13, 2018
ISBN9781546293057
Ephemeral Echoes
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Saad Ali

SAAD ALI (b. 1980 C.E. in Okara, Pakistan) is an existential philosopher–poet. He has been educated and brought up in Pakistan and the UK. He earned his BSc and MSc in Management from University of Leicester, UK. By profession, Ali is a consultant (marketing, communications and research), educator, and lecturer/trainer/mentor by profession. Ali possesses a broader world view, which is a result of his experiences gained from having lived in a variety of cultural settings such as Asia, Europe, Middle East and Australasia. The cogs of his existential machinery are oiled by the muses of arts. He was embraced by the muses (of poetry) in his infancy—at the raw age of 12. The main components of his poetic discourse include: contemplation and satire. Some of his influences include: Vayasa, Homer, Ovid, Saadi, Rumi, Ghalib, Nietzsche and Tagore—to name a few. Previously, he has authored three books of poetry i.e. Ephemeral Echoes (2018), Metamorphoses: Poetic Discourses (2019) and Ekphrases: Book One (2020). He is a regular contributor at The Ekphrastic Review—a premium journal for ekphrastic verse and prose. His current projects include: translating the poetry of Bulleh Shah (Sufi poet), Allama Muhammad Iqbal (philosopher poet) and Faiz Ahmad Faiz (philosopher poet) from the Punjabi, Urdu and Farsi (Persian) languages into the English language. He is fond of travelling by train and exploring cities/towns on foot. He is fond of learning different languages. In particular, he appreciates the Persian, Chinese and Greek cuisines. His favourite sport is putting his gray matter to test at chess. To know more about Ali and his work, please visit his website at https://www.saadalipoetry.com, or his Personal Blog on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/owlofpines.

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