Book review: Echoes by Neelam Dadhwal

Author: Neelam Dadhwal

Genre: Poetry

No. of pages: 77

Published by: Write India Publishers

Published on: 24th August 2017

Format: Paperback

My rating: ★★★★/5

Book blurb:

Consistency where life frames women in different roles and you feel inhabited.

In such serenity, I sit and think saturated with thoughts. A woman speaking of in her element perennially devises how way further will be for her without the barriers of struggle. Nature is succour. One easily connects with primal action born of thought. As innate as vital energy of mind and body, the poems here touch aspects of womanhood subliminally.

It would not be in woods or meadows far reaching only through echoes, it would beat deep inside throbbing and touching through aspects of life.

About the book:

Author Neelam Dadhwal's 'Echoes' is a book filled with poetry. Her writings and musings revolve around nature and through her poetic skills she puts forward the idea of how her body and her life is linked with nature. Her body, her mind and her soul grows with the earth's soil, the flowing streams and the homeward bound birds. Just like how earth loves its natural components, the author's growth help her fall in love with her surroundings.

Neelam Dadhwal's poems have a lot of simile. She compares the confluence of rivers with the meeting of lovers. The breeze that soothes her body and mind is compared with the messengers of love. She draws similarities of her womanhood and her family and nature. In one of her poem she calls the Earth her mother and the Sky her father. This shows how close she considers nature to be in her life that she has made the elements of nature to be her parents, her guardians. Her poems also show how dearly she wants to blend with nature.

Though I am not fond of reading poetry, I liked going through this book. Initially it took me time to properly analyse her poems but eventually I got the hang of it. The book has those elements which will make you smile with realization. Neelam Dadhwal has done a tremendous job with her poetic adventures.

About the author:

Ms. Neelam Dadhwal is a poet from Chandigarh, India. Nature love is a befitting reply to her indulgences in Haiga, Shahai and gardening. Besides her keen interest in myriad topics under psychology, sociology, science, she participates in various vocational courses as her hobby. Her works has been published by Kritya, Muse India, Indian Poetry Review, Contemporary Literary Review India, Galaxy, Living Haiku Anthology, Boloji, and anthologies on women international, peace and humanity. She blogs at Prism of Joy and tweets at @neelamdadhwal.

I received a copy of the book from the publishers in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.


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