Book: Lei: A wreath for your soul
Author: Somali K Chakrabarti
Kindle Edition: 133 pages
I love nature. I soak in each of its splendid moment, and try to capture its beauty whenever I can with words, or picture. Hence, Lei: a wreath for the soul with its nature poems and the accompanied lovely pictures are a double treat for me.
LEI: A WREATH FOR YOUR SOUL is a collection of short poems written in the Japanese style of poetry, namely a Haiku, and a Tanka. A typical Haiku is a 3 line poem about a fleeting moment of nature. It consists of 17 syllables: 5 syllables in the first and third line, and 7 in the second line. Tanka consists of 31 syllables in five lines: first and third line consist of 5 syllables, and the second, fourth and fifth line consists of seven syllable.
This collection of poems is well-organized into four sections: Nature, Life, Inspiration, and Illusion.
Lei takes the readers on an enchanting nature trail amidst beautiful flowers, the waves, the clouds, and the stars. At the same time, the poems touch on the philosophical aspects making them as deep as they are beautiful. The micro-poems are packed with magic of nature, and meaning of life. They enchant, and fill the heart with joy.
The author, Somali Chakrabarti, has a way with words. Her vivid description brings emotions, and nature to life. The lovely pictures accompanying the poems enhance the reading experience.
Lei, is a garland or a wreath in Hawaiian language. Inspired by Nature, reflecting on Life, this book ‘Lei’ is a series of short/ micro poems. Each poem, like a fragrant flower, is meant to celebrate life, generate positivism, soothe, nourish and rejuvenate the Soul.
If you love nature, and poetry, then this book is for you.
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