‘Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow’ – APJ Abdul Kalam Samitha Pathania has echoed the above quote through her mystical and enchanting collection of poetries depicting various refreshing and heart touching melodies. This book is a collection of very heart blossoming and heart wrenching feelings in a very whimsical and graceful way. She has so beautifully strung words with each other to paint the picture on diverse themes like nature, relations, inner strength, belief and gratitude. From the philosophical subjects like environmental imbalance, national integrity and cell phone and drug addiction to describing the treasurable relations blessed upon us by the Almighty. There are verses on the beauty of Nature with every word drenched in the joy of living and rejoicing the magnificent creations of God. When monsoon comes with endless bliss and colors of the rainbow to lift up the spirits there is something for each of us to think. And when stars are shining bright up in the sky Samitha reflects how this could teach each of us to aim to fly. As the stars we all should aim to reach the pinnacle of success and happiness and never stop shining. There are poems on changing the world and spreading peace and harmony. This is indeed an applaudable effort from the poet giving a variation of emotions at one go. While she talks about how much destruction we are creating, she also strikes the point on the need to take a breath and enjoy life. So much of rush and so much of chaos only to miss on the beautiful journey of life. The collection also reflects her intense and thoughtful viewpoint, values and beliefs. There are thought provoking, stimulating and inspiring words written on the voice of the heart, the power of self and the power of voice which can strengthen the weakest and calm the strongest. The deepest and the darkest side of the emotions and mind are so beautifully portrayed in the most subtle manner. The topics may be classical and universal yet they are caroled in the most soul baring, heartfelt and passionate manner creating an illusion, a mirage before the reader’s eyes. Dripping with charm and artistry, the words and intoxicating and captivating. Language remains simple yet charismatic taking you to a world full of vibrant and vivacious mysteries. The book can just fill your cup to the brim with vivid emotions, tears, smiles, blessings and learning’s. Yes, you would get dozed up and feel satiated with the awe-inspiring rhythms, refreshing thoughts and soulful smiles. And that reminds me of yet another poem by John Paul Moore called “Drinking from the Saucer” which says – I thank God for the blessings that His mercy has bestowed I’m drinking from the saucer because my cup has overflowed.
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