March 2: “Poetry is the play of right words with some of the most in-describable emotions, while poets are those players who plays with the beautiful words and makes way to compose these heart touching and soulful poems for us!”
About the Author: Although this is Author Avani Patel’s first published work, she has been an educator for 20 years, who has always loved language and word play, but never really loved herself enough to share her words. It is somewhat ironic that when you play the game of life, according to Avani, without ever really knowing the rules, she ended up experiencing so much that the words practically leapt onto the paper, seeped into the pages and waited patiently until she was prepared to share them with the world. Puducherry has been her permanent home since 2018 and where she continues to teach English Language as a volunteer at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, but first and foremost, as a devotee of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. This paragon of a city has proven to be the one place capable of stirring her from her stupor.
Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – The book, Living Lights is having a collection both long as well as short poems, along with some pictures too. This poetry collection book is a semi-autobiographical, the medley of poems (with a smattering of haikus and a modicum of musings) is the product of mistakes made, experiences lived, trouble had, losses endured, and an occasional victory gained. Each chapter in this book reveals a little snippet of the Author. Moreover, the Author also imagines the readers will see a piece of themselves too along the way!
Some of the poems in this collection are truly heart touching and will mesmerize the poetry lovers. The poems are written one after another on all kinds of themes, which are generally the part of common lifetime experiences!
The title, “Living Lights” for this poetry collection book is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very positive and beautiful vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s expression of words!
In addition, we must mention that the title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the poems in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt for this poetry collection book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.
Book Cover: The portrayal of “A person sitting in the meditation pose under an open sky” in the book’s front cover is not just giving a very “Specular Impression” but also, creating a very optimistic and beautiful vibe just like the Book’s Title! The readers can interpret the book cover design in a thousand different ways as per their sense of interpretation, but the most common interpretation could be that the illustration on the book cover is showing the Introspection of the Self, through the medium of Meditation!
Readers’ Connect: The way, Author had expressed herself with her well versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Living Lights” is something truly incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards her poems and give this book a chance. It is the poets, who plays the pivotal role in touching the inner cords of our emotions and making us believe and think the way their words intend to and Author-Poet, Avani Patel had done this job in an exceptionally top-notch manner!
Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed her feelings through her soulful words and had given a Strong-Start to the poems; also, you can see that most of these poems had retained their flow until the very end, which gives you an immense amount of satisfaction as a poetry lover.
Verdict: A Book like “Living Lights” published by Evincepub Publishing (www.evincepub.com) is for sure a Must-Read one and deserves a chance. The way author had penned down her emotions and feelings through her writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Avani Patel is a promising poet, who is very honest with her emotion, which makes her writings honest and reading worthy as well.