Book: The Blossoming Lotus
Author: J.P. Desai
Publisher: Evincepub Publishing (2022)
Reviewed By: Neel Preet
“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!”
Reviewing this beautiful poetry collection book, “The Blossoming Lotus” by Author-Poet J.P. Desai has been a very satisfying experience to me since I started my writing journey as a poet. And now whenever I get a chance to review a Poetry Collection book, I not only enjoy reading these new and expressive poems, where the Poet conveys some unheard messages through their words, but also I get the opportunity to learn something new regarding the composition of poetry, each time!
About the Author: The Author, J.P. Desai was born and brought up in the remote village of Maharashtra in India where the poet passed his primary school while working as cowboy, supporting in the field. He struggled hard, suffered a lot working and studying from S.S.C. to graduation, post-graduation. He kept changing jobs from child labour to the clerk, finally settled, and made personal and family development as a secondary school teacher.
He earned additional income teaching English in the tuitions classes. He successfully taught English as a subject for 35 years. He has been reading English literatures throughout the life, but did not get time enough to think and write anything. His novel “Thank you Dad” was published after the retirement based on educational experience. The extensive travelling enriched the overall knowledge. Presently he has published an English poetry collection, “The Blossoming Lotus.”
Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – This book, The Blossoming Lotus is having a long collection of poems, one after another. This poetry collection book presents the beautiful poems on the floral offerings by the Kashmiri gardens at the feet of the snow crowned mountain Himalaya and the picturesque landscapes of the Sahyadri Ranges. It highlights the Nation’s past, present glory. The illustrations in the poetical form of the social well beings are also covered. The Marital Love is an outstanding, unique feature under which its characteristics, the foundations are precisely, artistically displayed to meet the pleasure unending. All the poems have been blossomed, born out of the enormous grief, strain, agony of death of the Poet’s wife late Kamal which is befitting the title “The Blossoming Lotus!”
Book Title: The title, “The Blossoming Lotus” 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, I 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 beautiful Lotus in the water body along with greenery and hill” 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 beauty of the Mother Earth!
Readers’ Connect: The way, Authorhad expressed himself with his well versed poems in this poetry collection book, “The Blossoming Lotus” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards his 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,J.P. Desai had done this job in an exceptionally top notch manner!
Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed his feelings through his 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 “The Blossoming Lotus” is for sure a Must-Read oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down his emotions and feelings through his writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author J.P. Desai is a promising poet, who is very honest with his emotions, which makes his writings honest and reading worthy as well.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9354463762/