Book Review – Eclectic Verses – Radhika Puttige


Life is a mix of many things, particularly thoughts and emotions which we feel in our day to day life. Good, bad, happy, sad, peace, nervous, jealous etc. we all have encountered with these feelings in life. In fact, life is broad and diverge in terms of our journey and our feelings. These broadness and divergence are beautifully captured poetically in a book titled “Eclectic Verses”, written by Radhika Puttige. The book gives a beautiful poetic presentation of various thoughts of life which is a mix of various emotions.

About the Author

Radhika Puttige had spent a decade as a teacher and now utilizing her time in creative work including writing. Eclectic Verses is her debut book as an author. She has presented the aspects of life in the form of haiku and poems in her debut book.

It is of paramount importance to mention that the author is a well-known blogger. Yes, she is the blogger at https://radhikasreflection.wordpress.com/  She is a brilliant writer and the master of writing haikus and poems. Many congratulations for publishing her collections of haikus and poems. 😊  Do visit her blog for amazing writings.

About the Book

Eclectic Verses is a collection of haikus and poems, 125 in total. The author had segregated various aspects of life in this book like emotions, present world, silence etc. Various emotional ripples which one experiences in life are presented in well crafted haikus and poems. So is the case with others. She had touched all the genre in this book. Anger, betrayal, motivational, nature loving, resilience, success, failure, karma, solitude etc. are presented beautifully in the form of haikus and poems.

My body breathes
But my soul is buried deep.

The book is full of such powerful excerpts which makes it an interesting and pleasant read. The author had brilliantly raised the present-day problem of addiction to social media in one of the poems titled “Disconnect”. An extract from that poem need a worth mention.

Thousands of friends on social media
Yet, not a single real one
***
Toxic social media eroded deep into lives
Today, humanity is tangled by wires of technology
Connected virtually, but disconnected in person.

The above excerpt is self-explanatory and such kind of verses in the book makes it a wonderful read. The best part of the book is the haikus and poems can be easily related to the readers. This is one of the most important reason to give it a read.

In one of the haikus, the author had described brilliantly the irony of life.

Irony of life
Battle of past and future
Present forgotten

Read the book for such beautiful verses and enjoy. Being a poetess, the author had dedicated a poem on poetry. She writes various phases of writing a poem, from thought generation to crafting words, editing and finalizing it. One should read the book to get a glimpse of such kind of literary pieces.

Eclectic Verses

The author had smartly raised few of the social issues including women empowerment and terrorism in poetic manner. She had also touched the issue of true and fake people or better to say, people masking their face to appear true. There are many haikus and poems describing natures beauty and the pleasant feeling of experiencing the same.

The author had also provided the sense of spirituality in her debut book. Prayer, meditation, nirvana, karma etc. she presents all such aspects in lucid manner. A haiku on solitude is a worth mention.

Solitary self
Under the blue parasol
Feels blissful moments

In a nutshell, Radhika Puttige had given a very ‘”good read” book on poems and haikus which should be considered to have a read, for all poems and haikus lover. Easily related poem, touching various emotions, natural beauty, spirituality, present world, and the problems etc. all are provided poetically. A very good book to read with various genre in one go.

-Ashish Kumar

Prior to Writing…


Weather is cool now so is the mind.
What to write is the question in mind.
Writing requires creativity and thoughts.
Providing the reader’s, a meaningful thought.
But what makes writers to write is unknown.
It requires efforts which they only own.
Writing is a virtual and pleasant world.
Powerful writing can change the world.
Writers are amazing and so does their literature.
Every piece provides readers, some creature.

Writing journey can kick anytime.
It depends on how and when one finds that time.
Imagination, thinking, creativity, editing and many more.
It needs all the hard work to create the pleasant world.
Good literary pieces touch the heart and the soul.
Leaving behind the memoirs which were foul.
Powerful write up provides a ray of hope for the depressed.
Rejuvenating them from where they were suppressed.

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Writing is a unique art and can’t be stolen.
Those whoever tried have fallen.
Thinking beyond the normal life is required in writing.
Presenting the real and the unreal scenario for reading.
What readers read is the final version of the draft.
Writers must deep think to make the “craft”.
Duration from starting to publishing is not easy.
As it requires mind to be constantly busy.
Words doesn’t come many times, prior to writing.
Words doesn’t come many times, prior to writing…

– Ashish Kumar

…DAY 2 – QUOTE CHALLENGE…


One of my friend Kritika have nominated me for 3 day quote challenge. This is for the third time that I am taking up the challenge. Reading and writing quotations is very pleasant for me. I would like to thank her for the same.  She is a versatile writer with very nice creativity in her writing. Her blog title FROM THE SOUL TO THE NIB OF THE PEN justify her writings. Do visit her blog for reading beautiful pieces… 🙂

This is the second day of the challenge. Here are the rules.

  •   Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote         each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  •   Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  •   Thank the person who nominated you.

I would like to share this quote of mine…

Sometimes tears comes  from the eyes even though we have not cried.                                                                                                                            -Ashish

 

My nominations for day 2 for this challenge are as follows…

Looking forward to read the great quotes from all the nominees…  🙂 Have a great day… 🙂

 – Ashish Kumar

…DAY 1 – QUOTE CHALLENGE…


One of my friend Kritika have nominated me for 3 day quote challenge. This is for the third time that I am taking up the challenge. Reading and writing quotations is very pleasant for me. I would like to thank her for the same.  She is a versatile writer with very nice creativity in her writing. Her blog title FROM THE SOUL TO THE NIB OF THE PEN justify her writings. Do visit her blog for reading beautiful pieces. 🙂

This is the first day of the challenge. Here are the rules.

  •   Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote         each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  •   Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  •   Thank the person who nominated you.

I would like to share this quote of mine which I hope you will agree.

People meets to get separated. The separation is fixed the day when we first meet.                                                                                                                          – Ashish 

 

My nominations for day 1 for this challenge are as follows…

I would be eagerly waiting for reading the quotes being shared by the nominees. 🙂

– Ashish Kumar