Book Review – Singing Soul by Shalini Samuel

Title: Singing Soul
Author: Shalini Samuel
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Omji Publishing House

About the poet:

Shalini Samuel, author of Singing Soul comes from India’s southern tip. She started her writing journey as a blogger. Poetry was her unfulfilled dream then.She explored poetry and slowly started learning the nuances of it. Apart from writing she also works as freelance editor. Her poems have been published in various online and print magazines and anthologies. She has edited few novels. She says,

All light beams cast shadow
All green leaf withers someday
But hope never dies
With the hope of charming your hearts
My pen moves on…

About the book:

The book you’re holding is a garland of well crafted evocative poems, sensibly handpicked Each soul visiting the planet earth goes through unique experiences and discovers the worldly life with its myriad hues. Our thoughts, society and Mother Nature all play varied roles in offering the glimpses of classy life and cosmic melodrama. From that dramatic Platform singing soul exquisitely picks vivacious moments for you. All the poems are profound in thought and worded in thought provoking styles.

My Review:

I have been into this field since 2012 and this is my first ever experience of reviewing a poetry book.Trust me, I’m extremely thrilled to review Singing soul. I believe, Writing a poem needs much more dedication as compare to writing a prose. Describing something in mere 10 lines in never a easy task. First of all, Congratulations Shalini for coming up with Singing soul.

As I always say, no matter what, cover is a heart of the book. Consciously or subconsciously reader will judge your book from its cover. I would like to give 3 out of 5 for the cover of Singing Soul.

Singing soul has in total 76 poems scribbled on various genres by Shalini. She has done a brilliant job indeed. I loved the way she has inscribed her thoughts.The moment I started reading, I certainly knew that I was to enjoy this book to the core. I fell in love with shalini’s writing style. The language used by shalini is effortless, rhythmic and soothing. I would like to appreciate her for using simple words while penning down these poems which will help her to reach to masses.

I could connect myself while reading her work easily and I’m sure many readers would agree with me on this point.

What I loved about this poetry book is, it contains various genres that will again be appreciated by the readers for sure. By scribbling her thoughts on various genres like love, nature, Patriotism, childhood etc she has successfully marked her name in the list of versatile poets.

Some editing errors could be seen while reading the book,but I’m sure that can be rectified in the next edition.

For all the poetry lovers out there, You shouldn’t miss singing soul.  I recommend this book to you if you love to read poetry. This collection is worth reading.

My Personal favorite poems are:

1) Lovingly I hate you

2) Unheard Sufferings

3) Stranger

4) Lessons from Life

5) My Lover

6) will dreams come true?

7) Who to Blame

8) Daughter’s tears

9) Self Realization

10) Romantic Rain

Thank you so much Shalini for sending me your book. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey of Singing Soul. I wish you all heaven’s luck for future endeavors.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Book Review – A Phase Unknown – Woman a Tribute

A Phase Unknown – Woman a Tribute

Initiated by Shreyasi Phukon

Edited & Compiled by Sharanya Bhattacharya and Nilesh Gowardhan

Published by – Sanmati Publishers

ON WOMEN’S DAY! By Titiksha Singhal

The poem On Women’s Day is brilliantly written and it certainly sets up the ideal mood for reading a book.

SHE By Raviraj Ramavarapu

It is a short story narrates the tale of a rape victim, I liked reading this story through the eyes of a reviewer. Somehow, I still feel the story could have been better.

My Affair With The Hooker by Mahua Ray

This is an interesting and entertaining story to read. The emotions and opinions were adequately articulated. I would love to read more stories by the author.

WITH LOVE… YOUR MOM By Riitik Babbar

It is certainly one of the best stories of the book.  The USP of the story is writing style. Uniqueness could be seen as narrating a story in a letter form is truly uncommon.  FANTASTIC!

ENDEAVOUR By Ayushi Sharma

This story had the potential that kept me hooked me up till the end. The narration is effortless and the matured selection of words was another point that made me finish the story in one go. The author has brilliantly worked on the story.

THE UNBORN By Saket

A well written poem! Unborn was certainly one of my favorite reads in this book.

MY MOM STRONGEST By Dipti Pathare

The title of the story may sound simple but the content is mesmerizing. It is an absorbing story.  Something different has been initiated through this story! I liked it!

DAUGHTER’S FATE By Pranav Shree

Apt title! Brilliant story line! Superb Narration! Well, the story is undeniably up to the mark. Kudos!

SHE IS WILD By Dr. Sasiprabha PS

It’s an amazing and meaningful story with a striking description! The story of a sweet girl Cheeru, resides in a tribal village, loses her mother groomed by his father in a perfect manner. She gets married and the story takes a U-turn thereafter. The narration of the story is enthralling. This makes a reader turn pages in order to find more.

I can be a devil too – Vinod Pardi.

The narration of the story falls week as it proceeds the end is something that will make you appreciate the writer’s imagination.

BEING WOMAN By Priyanka Choudhury

This story has been written strongly, staging a voice of a female. The story is brilliantly written with a satisfying end.

SHATTERED DREAMS By Nilesh Gowardhan

The formation of the story is very sound. The story targets another vital issue. And it will surely captivate reader’s attention.

HAUNTING… PARANOIA… NEW BEGINNING By Shreyashi R Phukon

This story touched my heart. This story is basically of a rape victim and the Pain and agony is being very well crafted in this story by the author. I would like to appreciate the writing skills of the authoress. A story written with a deep emotional touch.

Wounded Wings, Wailing Women by Devanshu

I liked this poem for its emotional plea. Poet copes up to get the right words to hook up with the hearts of the readers with this work .

What Should I do, I want to live! – Ragini Singh

I didn’t like the way it started. I also felt the story was too fast paced, yet I liked the plot. I feel if the author could work a little more on its narration and the flow, it would be having a much better impact on the readers.

An Indeed Creation – Shweta Kesari

Beautiful Poem! I simply loveeed it… I would read and reread this piece whenever I will feel like cherishing womanhood.

Tribute by Sharanya Bhattacharya

Lastly, Editor of the book has given her own thought for coming up with this project and I honorably loved the core conception behind this book.

Conclusion:

I personally  loved most of the stories and it was overall such a lovely book to read and definitely one to be proud of. I am so proud of all those who contributed to the book as such works are rare to find, as it requires guts and immense creativity as well.

My rating – 4 out of 5

Poem – My angel!

I thought that my angel, 

would be sent for just me, 

but to watch over all, 

was how it must be. 

I cribbed his life, 

with a deep, tender love, 

but there comes a time, 

when you must lose that dove. 

One day he left without a kiss, 

leaving my heart broken and ache, 

I thought he finally returned, 

But it was a monk at my door.

I saw my angel into flames,

I sit alone and often blame,

that one day you left me, 

and didn’t say good-bye.

– Nehali Lalwani

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