The Silent Hummingbird
Anjum Choudhary
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2017
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A collection of elegy. Broken wings, dead leaf and the wooden coffin top gives a complete story creating a unique visual index.

The Silent Hummingbird, by poet Anjum Choudhary, depicting the soul of those lovers who lost their loved ones. If only one could recapture one's lost youth. If you’re grieving you may feel this has become the story of your life.
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The book is designed with the calm and the peace in mind, making it look at home both in a modern bookshelf as well as in a century old archive. There may have been the odd light shower just to lay the Bird on a dead leaf dust, design plays with the conventions of traditional hardcovers using familiar elements in unconventional ways.

"You have been dead a long season,
with you beside me. I was to waken.
Like the chairs and the walls"
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