Life is unimaginable without you. Source of energy and power. As you are the superpower. If you rest, the earth will collapse. Every civilization needs you, For their survival. Superpower illusions rest with humans. Stop supplying your energy for a few years. The entire system will collapse. How will humans survive? Every illusion will end. Reality persists. You were present before us. You have seen all the ups and downs, Happening on earth. Natural resources exploitation, War, invasions, genocides, catfights and dogfights. Riots, rapes and terrorism. Tampering of natural beauty… And many more. You continue to provide energy free of cost. Humans never exchanged these free of cost. Reality is.. You, The Sun is the ultimate source of energy and power. As you are the superpower. - Ashish Kumar
कभी आग से जले , तो कभी राख में मिले। हम तो गिरकर भी , कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए। पलकों पर बैठाये सपने , दिल में जगी आस। राह पकर चलते गए , बुझ न पायी प्यास। कभी धुंध में खो गए , तो कभी याद बनकर रह गए। हम तो गिर कर भी , कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए। अंधेरों में रौशनी तलाशते , हम तो थक गए। न रुके कभी , न झुके कभी , हम फिर शुरू हो गए। कभी उजाले में खो गए , तो कभी रात भर जग गए। हम तो गिरकर भी , कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए। आस्तीन को झेलते , उसका ज़हर भी पी गए। विश्वास तोड़ने वालों को , बस हम भूलते गए। अपनी धुन में लग कर , बस कर्म करते गए। कभी आग से जले , तो कभी राख में मिले। हम तो गिरकर भी , कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए। हम तो गिरकर भी , कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए। - Ashish Kumar
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.
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.
Long journey came to an end. Showcasing revealed at the end. Moment of joy followed by sorrow. Body and heart became hollow. Disease of trust rests uncured. As betrayal continued its go. Insane actions with thorny words. Situation was out of control. Changing colours like chameleon. He was a moron. Fake expression and always lied. A deceiver was sitting beside. Doing all in the name of a supporter. He turned out to be a traitor. Realization came too late. As the damage was already made. Life taught a good lesson. Trusting should be a cautious lesson. Deceiver do not come with prior notice. As they always pretend to be supportive. They always pretend to be supportive. - Ashish Kumar
Weird and annoyed of this torture.
Fading away the present and future.
Useless and false sympathy everytime.
Real faces appeared fake in trying time.
Surrounded by dark intentions every side.
They are always ready to attack.
Standing in the centre of the battle playground.
I am building the ground.
Cutting the thorns of life.
I am sowing the seeds of life.
Life without purpose is meaningless.
People play with emotions seamless.
Truth buried and falsification surpassed.
Faces are counterfeit while truth lies in their inside.
One truth lies inside us too.
Identifying that is what we must do.
Inner strength is the power to tackle all worries.
When worries also worry to come and let us worry.
This fear is good.
Achieved by inner strength and soul try.
Worry should worry to let us worry.
Worry should worry to let us worry.