Ephemeral Echoes

"The fundamental existential matters constitute the warp and woof of Saad's verse. His poems are the philosophic utterances of a being aware of the advances in knowledge, particularly in the domains of science and technology, metaphysics and philosophy, history as well as sociology. He takes up themes of God, nature, man, time and space, the self and nothingness, objectivity and subjectivity, permanence and transience and of faith and reason without blinking. He absorbs everything and questions all. That gives immediacy and authenticity to his poetic endeavour. Saad's poetry is the song of a never-ceasing struggle to discover a 'brave new world' despite all the travails and tribulations which that struggle entails."

—Ejaz Rahim (MA in English)

Sitara-i-Imtiaz for Literature, Poet & Author (PAK)

"This is a very interesting collection of poems. Ali offers very personal and insightful reflections on the human condition and existence through an engagement with issues such as time, the mind, doubt, nature, and death. Ephemeral Echoes is a fine example of a long tradition that could be called 'philosophical poetry'."

—Dr. Nikolaos Karfakis (PhD)

Associate Prof. in Management Studies (Cyprus)

"Saad Ali's collection of poems provide a fresh, original and alternative perspective to some fundamental and diachronic questions related to the human condition. Based on his own personal reflections and travelling, the author skilfully amalgamates in these poems, themes related to nostalgia, timelessness, loss and humour amongst others. The outcome prompts readers to contemplate and move inwards so as to re-explore and re-discover their own selves."

—Dr. George Patsiaouras (PhD)

Associate Prof. in Management Studies (UK)

"Ephemeral Echoes is a book that lets you descend into the depths of your soul. It pushes your mind into the unknown regions of the ego, good and evil, existence itself and the nature of the Creator and creation. Saad's poetry deals with the greatest philosophical questions of all ages in the most delicate manner. Life, existence, the choices we have, the purpose of humanity and the role of consciousness, the universe and the divine, all questions that do not have set answers, yet Ali manages to not only immerse your mind into these age old concepts, but provides a reader with a personal understanding that touches your heart. His poetry offers a peek beyond the invisible veil that human condition imposes into the light beyond. This is the light that Rumi has experienced and transferred into his writings. I would highly recommend Ali's book not only to all inquisitive minds, as it also extends into philosophical, psychological and spiritual debates and themes with its beauty and excellent writing style."

—Dr. Michael Papaioannou (PhD)

Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management (UK)