The word “prosetry” does not exist. But the
author of this book of prosetry uses it to describe “the
presentation of prose in a manner that attempts to depict the
aims and objectives of poetry.”
The Rain Drop and Other Shades of Prosetry
is written in five sections. The first is “The Rain Drop” and
tells of an author who has just achieved great success. He
reflects back on an embarrassing incident that happened when he
was six, and which comes to mind whenever it rains.
The second story, “The Priest”, is about a
man who became a priest by accident, but grows to love his
chosen profession. Then he is presented a great temptation when
he meets a woman who resembles a girl he loved as a teenager.
“The Cricketer” shows the game through the
eyes of an experienced player, one about to go through a very
unusual experience during a cricket match.
In “The Driver”, the anxieties of an aging
Formula One racecar driver show what happens during what could
be the last year of his racing career.
In the fifth and final story, “The Admirer”,
the anguish of a young man who has fallen madly in love with a
girl he has never spoken with is told in prosetry.