Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ Sonnets are always an enchantment to read. It really makes you happy and you feel like singing while reading it. The Author had superbly written each sonnet direct from the heart. One must read a book.
About The Author: I am Joshua Anglo, from Nagpur city-India.Just another simple guy, like anyone of you. I am a software engineer by profession, but composing poems is my passion. It was not until, some 15 years back when I somehow composed my first poem in bits and parts and a friend of mine accidently reads it. He then motivated me to compose poems and that's how I recognized my inherit talent. Doing which gives me immense peace and contentment.
We all have some inherit talent with us, we all are special. Let's discover that talent and achieve our dreams.I would just like to say a verse, which I earnestly follow: "No matter what happens, never stop, never fear nor worry. Just have faith and move ahead"
About The Book: Of all the Journeys one takes in their lifetime, the most profound one is "Journey within". That helps us to re-discover our self and improvises us. This book is not just a collection of poems that are written throughout the years, but it's my personal journey of varied experiences that I am honored to share with you. Every experience, story, feeling that touched my heart, which I have been through, that has shaped me, I have put them into words and a new poem was born. I wish the reader relates to my poems, re-live their own experiences and their heart smiles remembering some part of their own life. Even though outwardly we might all be different, but within, we all have the same feelings and the same heart. So take a journey within and be amazed.
Review: The cover of the book is pleasing and apt with the title and poems. The blurb is crisp and perfectly explained the description of the poems. Each poem is beautifully written from the heart. It makes you travel within yourself in search of love, hope, and inspiration. It encourages you to love yourself…Each poem is like a lyrics and makes you sing to the tune while reading. The poems reflect an Author's journey of his soul and one can easily get connected with each poem. As a reader, I loved every poem written by the Author but my favorite and worth sharing is…
Ode to Friendship
Isn't it amazing?
How out of the crowd, mere stranger becomes our friend one
They create memorable moments in heart till they stay;
Again become part of the crowd, as life takes us on different
But their memories nothing in this world can take away.
Every heart leaps with joy on getting a friend.
Every eye cried;
On departing from a friend.
Friendship gives life a blissful name.
Even with our flaws, friends love us the same.
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Some friends became close by being away;
Some became distant even being a step away.
From some, we realize life's simplicity;
From some, we learn life's audacity.
Some bring a new change in our life;
In Someone's life, our impression is rife.
In someone, we get solutions to our strife.
It's a relation between hearts no one understands.
It's the most soothing shade;
Under the world' sweltering sun;
Beneath which everyone stands.
Someone goes all the way to help you;
To reach out to someone, we change our ways too.
Of all relations in this world, only friendship is true.
From all evils, friendship is a sole cure.
Someone might have fallen in love with their friend.
Someone's friendship for their love knows no end.
Friends are those with whom you can be yourself.
Friendship is an eternal relation that never pretends.
It never borrows anything, it only lends.
From one heart to another;
Only the feelings of purity and amnesty it sends.
It's true some strangers can become a very good friend and make you laugh and teach you an important lesson of life. They really make you happy. If you love to read poems grab this book and I am sure you will love it. All the best Joshua