Poetess and non-fiction author, Balroop Singh, introduces us to her latest volume of poetry, Timeless Echoes:
Certain desires and thoughts remain within our heart, we can’t express them, we wait for the right time, which never comes till they make inroads out of our most guarded fortresses to spill onto the pages of our choice. This collection is an echo of that love, which remained obscure, those yearnings that were suppressed, the regrets that we refuse to acknowledge. Many poems seem personal because they are written in first person but they have been inspired by the people around me – friends and acquaintances who shared their stories with me.
Some secrets have to remain buried because they are ours
We do share them but only with the stars
The tears that guarded them were as precious as flowers
Soothing like balm on festering scars.
While there are no boxes for grief and joy, some persons in our life are more closely associated with these emotions. Their separation shatters us, their memories echo, we grieve but life does not stagnate for anyone… it is more like a river that flows despite the boulders. When imagination and inspiration try to offer solace, poetry that you are about to read springs forth.
I really enjoyed the poetry in Singh’s latest collection of poems. The imagery was easily drawn out, the words and phrasing flowed with an unmistakable grace.
This book of poetry is a hybrid of rhyming and non-rhyming verses. I found this to be quite refreshing. I particularly enjoyed the occasional alliteration.
The themes of love, wonder, and family were flowing throughout many of the poems, as well as numerous other thoughts.
I give Timeless Echoes a score of 4.7 stars. The score would have been higher except for the spelling error I found.
Who am I?
An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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