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

Deceiver…


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

Worry…


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.

Ashish Kumar

Book Review – FEELINGS – Sunita Nanda


Feelings are part of life. Every moment, we feel something. Sometimes good or sometimes bad. Sorrow, grief, pain, bliss, happiness etc. our life cannot be imagined without feelings and emotions. If someone praises, we feel happy and if we are scolded or criticized, we feel sad. Our heart is delicate when comes to feel the moment. Author Sunita Nanda brings about these moments in her book, FEELINGS. The book brings about feelings of a girl after shifting to a metro city, voice of an introvert soul to today’s world explained poetically.

About the Author

Sunita Nanda is an IT professional. Apart from working on software, she is a very good writer as well. Her writings are too good to read. In simple language, she makes to feel what she writes. Her writing can be easy relatable.

She is a well-known blogger as well. Popularly known as Soni Cool in blogging world. 😊  Do check her blog for good writing stuffs. She can be found at https://sonibindaas571181659.wordpress.com/

I would like to congratulate the blogger turned author, for getting her work published. Many congratulations. 😊

About the Book

FEELINGS is all about what we feel during various situations. Frustration, happiness, agony, sorrow, bliss, grief etc. are different kinds of feelings which we often experience. The book has 25 poems and two short stories.

The poems have mix of emotions and the state of mind of a girl at various situations. She has smartly raised few questions on society perception and orthodox thinking, about girls. Being a girl, what society has presumed and how it has an impact on the way of thinking can be easily felt while reading the poems.

The poems presented has motivational and optimistic touch as well. She has captured various feelings beautifully in well-crafted poems which are easily relatable. There are situations in life wherein we are in dilemma of what to chose and what to avoid, which she has penned beautifully in one of her poems.

There are two short stories in the book, apart from 25 poems. The short story is based on the feeling of a homesick girl when she has to leave her parents for pursuing higher studies. The feeling of night life of a girl who never went out of her house after 7 pm, is a good read. An interesting read.

In a nutshell, she has provided a good “reading” feeling through her book, FEELINGS. Do read the book for beautiful poems and cute short stories and share your feedback.

Ashish Kumar

One Lovely Poem…


I started to write one lovely poem.
Filled with emotions and romanticism.
Some sorts of sorrow, grief and hope.
Covering the battle of tragedy and scope.
Love and betrayal back-to-back with storm.
Transformation from being feeble to strong.
Lovely days along with lovely memories.
The poem had all sorts of stories.
Trust, understanding being pillars of relations.
The poem covered all sorts of relations.
Life struggle, thoughts and imagination.
The poem dealt with all trying situation.


Well crafted words and easily relatable.
Poem described life was not much profitable.
Each phases had its own story.
The poem was a poem, not a story.
Simple, short and understandable.
The poem was little bit emotional.
Writing one lovely poem continues.
As that poem was never complete.
I wrote another lovely poem.
I am presenting that one lovely poem.
You are reading that “One Lovely Poem”.

Ashish Kumar