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(Book Review) Songs of a Solitary Tree: Graphical Verses of Sublime Snippets, by Arun M Sivakrishna

Simplicity and poetry don’t always seem to go together. In fact, I’ve seen very few poets stay simple when it comes to expressing the sublime. And I agree, it depends on the style of the poet how the verse is put across. If it doesn’t dilute the intent of the verse, I feel it is beautiful. After all, to quote Rita Dove, “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”

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(Book Review) When I Fell in Love with Life: Musings of a Cancer Survivor, by Geetha Paniker

‘Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.’ – Dennis Kimbro

No one can predict what life throws at us, how it tests us. We can’t control that, but we can control how we let it to affect us. We can choose to take it in our stride and learn from it, or stop and let it fester. To do the former takes strength and courage, patience and a positive life-affirming attitude. Those qualities are reflected in the writings shared by Geetha Paniker in this book.

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