Author: Shubhrata Prakash
Cover Design: Vama Communications, Ahmedabad
Cover : 5/5
Title : 3/5
Blurb : 2/5
Overall : 4.5/5
When ink falls on the water , its color spreads on the water; In a similar fashion when the colors of emotions fall on paper, They form Poetry.”Ink On Water” is one such collection of beautiful poems.
Ink On Water by Shubhrata Prakash is a distinct collection of 15 poems written over a period of 2 decades! The poems in the book include-
- A Cozy Reading Nook: Description of various parts of the room and how they all attract the author to occupy them as her reading nook.
- Waiting For Her – I: A heinous act by a father towards his own daughter.
- Waiting For Her – II: On the line of the previous poem, a series of FB status updates of a working mother whose daughter is sexually assaulted in school.
- The Dawn: Description of a dawn.
- The River: Comparison of a woman’s life and societal status to that of a river.
- Phoenix From The Darkness: Struggle to see the positives in life.
- Surviving The Ocean Of Darkness: On similar lines as the previous poem.
- The Shade Of A Dry Tree: Connection to an old tree which was full of leaves once but is now dry.
- The Sea: Comparison of a woman’s life and societal status to that of a sea.
- Coming Alive: How it feels to be back to writing after a long break.
- The Plasma TV: A daughter’s letter to her mother describing the demand of Plasma TV by her in-laws and the effect it has on her.
- Food For Thought: Description of intents behind various people attending the party where food is wasted in large quantity and the food shortage for people living on the streets.
- Mirrors: Comparison of reflection seen in an actual mirror to the perspectives of the society and the entire world.
- The Ring: Depicts the first flush of love and their journey until one of them leaves the world.
- Looking Back: Describes the vital fact of growing up.
Catchy graphics. It made the book all the more interesting and appealing to be picked up and read. The poems have been written with heart-felt feelings and that is very evident with the words because they instantly hook you to the narration and help connect with the protagonist first hand. A varied range of topics give a multi-faceted advantage to the book.
I wish the book had more poems 🙂
A hidden treasure of gems for poetry lovers (4.5/5)
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