Book Review of 4 am Conversations

4 Am Conversations by Ayushee Ghoshal is a collection of poems and nanotales which mesmerises your mind. Honestly speaking, I am new to this poetry reviews. But when I started reading this book, I couldnt stop myself from drowning in the thoughts poured by the author. She is full of myraid thoughts. I completed this book in 20 minutes.

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The cover is black in colour and gives us the vibes of night time. It surely attracts the readers.

The title of the book is intriguing and its sub title surely brings chills to your spines. There is an essence of horror element in it but the insides of the book gives us a complete surprise.

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From the Ferris Wheel of Love and anticipation to the Carousel of Loss and despair.
 From the darkness of delusion to the bright rays of self discovery.
 Four AM Conversations with the ghosts of old lovers is a handpicked selection of poetry written for the love that got away and also for you.
 You, who forgot to love the lover you’re meant to love all your life. Yourself.
The poems are divided into parts which have different essence and flavours of emotions in it:
A Fistful Of Love
A World Of Almosts
A Silent Madness
An Irreparable Memoir
Losing A Muse
4 AM Conversations With The Ghost Of Old Lovers
A Brief Affair With Time
A Game Of Silence
What The Poets Never Told You
These categories have different set of poems that take away our hearts. The words poured in each poem are so powerful that you can feel the emotions of broken heart, happiness, seasons, lost friend and many more.
Some of the poems are short, while some are long and also have collection of nanotales. The depiction is simple yet lucid. Further, some of the poems are in verse form while some are expressed in rythmical representation. Not only this, you can feel the characters in the poems hovering in your head. I could feel a lost friend.. I even shed fresh tears for the loss of love. The dedications have been beautiful. The author has done full justice to this poetry book by adding sense of horror and eeriness in it.
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Book Review of Gradients

Gradients by Swatii Chandak is a collection of poems based on various themes and concepts along with pictorial depiction which makes it outstanding. There are various shades of life which can be seen in this book.

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The cover of the book has various textures and in between those colours schemes one can notice some figmented figures. Honestly, it gives us a sense of absurdity. This absurd term reminds us of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot.

The title seems to be perfectly chosen for this book only as it delineates correct sense of emotions. It is a one word for all the shades shown in the poems.

These poems delve, intensively, into almost every emotion. Swatii has intricately engaged her poems with women’s perception and meticulously serves some, amongst others, best nuances of ‘Love,’ Intensities of an ‘Identity,’ the obsession towards a ‘Passion,’ a strong ‘Companion’ all ingredients in a single platter.

The collection of poems exhales varied titles for a poetry lover in a manner of feast & its theme unfolds the bonding of breathing with emotions in life. An enigmatic yet energetic theme.

The poems are divided into four parts namely, Breathing, All in Between, Exhalation, Poetic Saga. These parts are further includes different types of poem which perfectly matches the headings. The best part is, the next title of the poem is related to the previous poem. There is inter relation, connectivity and a beautiful ambiance that one can feel while reading these poems. Furthermore, the headings just look as if we are living our life. We breathe, inhale, exhale and then their are some of the situations that happens in our lives. Its just sound blissful. There is a sense of passion, companionship, confession, energetic themes in it.

There is no such rhyme scheme pattern. Some poems are rythmic while some are in verse form and at times I could feel a sense of drama in it. Some of the poems are shortwhile some are long. The other special part that caught my attention is the sketches and pictorial representation which makes the poems magnanimous. The choice of words makes it look so unqiue.The sense of alacrity could be seen. It takes us to a peaceful mode. I am glad that I picked up this book.

Favourite Quote- “The cheat in emotions, Disrupting lives and actions! Passing through trivially, while growing through the fractions”

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Book Review of With Me/Otherwise

With Me/ Otherwise by Sheetal S. is a poetry book that includes collection of 50 poems which are magificently delineated. Poems are difficult to comprehend as they showcase the thoughts of the poet. In poetry genre, a poet is free to write about anything, it is a free flow of emotions and Aristotle says, ” Poetry is an art of imitation.”

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Blurb of the book :

i told him every time you kiss me leave a word in my mouth conundrum. elison. stay. foofaraw. shoal. freyja. With me/ Otherwise is all about the intricate design of human relationships. The poems hold a reticent astonishment at facts that occur around the world and transcribe them into emotional entropy. The romance of emotional weight and the linear projections of them make up for the major theme. Often swinging with images, questions and compulsions, the poems halt with sudden references to observations, surrealism, rituals and desire.

Thought Process:

The thought process of the poems are difficult to understand as the thoughts are hidden somewhere in variety of words used. The poems are about romance, emotional thoughts,desires,confused mind,observations, rituals,surrealism.

Sheetal reminds me of EE Cummings who never followed syntax in his poetry. Similarly, Sheetal’s poetical scribbles are devoid of punctuations and capital letters. Technically speaking, it isn’t correct but when we look at this poetry genre, in this everything becomes correct. It is poet’s imagination, their thoughts and the way they look at things, we can’t see that perspective.

The writing style of the poet is lucrative. The use of transfer epithets, metaphors, alliterations, rhyme patterns makes it poignant. Some of the headings of the poems are taken from different language. The poems don’t follow any particular pattern. Some of them are in verse form, while some are lyrical. They are mainly irregular in nature.

It seems that Thursdays are unlucky for the poet as two poems talk about the loss on the very day. Sheetal has beautifully talked about the lost umbrella and the melancholic thoughts.

The cover of the book is simple, elegant and graceful while the title of the book delves feelings of curiousity in us. The book consists of 50 poems and all these poems give us varied range of thoughts.

My favourite poems : THURSDAY; BAD HABITS; OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING; NAILS AND LUNGS

Wow lines:

you said you are busy, so i ate all the moons.

i am gray, the absence of whatever you do.

i decorate my hair with your insecurities.

much wine and fatigue in my bones slow to respond so slow to respond.

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