In ‘A Million Dreams,’ Nazish Kondkari paints a hopeful and inspiring painting for every dreamer out there. It’s a short collection, but the depth of the work more than makes up for the thin volume. Every poem in this tiny collection is memorable, and it’s hard to play favourites. While reading the poems, I felt as if I was talking to a friend who understands me and is comforting me by their mere presence.
To quote the poet, this book “is a celebration of the power of poetry to heal and inspire.”
The beautiful illustrations accompanying the poems are made by the author and they lend a unique touch to the book.
Kondkari has experimented with various poetic forms, but the emotional appeal of the verses and their rawness remains a constant. Apart from dreams, hope, and nature are the other common themes.
However, the formatting and typesetting could have been improved. I found the lack of titles and a content page slightly bothersome. But these are minor factors and they can be easily ignored as the poems are really impactful and meaningful.
I am quoting a few lines from a poem I am sure many readers would identify with.
“There have been times when I felt that this is it.
I felt there is no way back from this melancholy.
Perhaps, I survived.
There have been times when I felt I will never be able to find me back again.
But whenever I went in search of myself,
I found a new me, that loved me selflessly.
Whenever I thought this is the end,
It turned out to be a new beginning.”
A Million Dreams is a beautiful collection of poetic dreams and I highly recommend it to all poetry lovers.
I received a review copy from the author. My review is honest and voluntary.
Wordsopedia Rating 4/5
|Title: A Million Dreams
|Author: Nazish Kondkari
|Publisher: Self Published
|Publication date: 30 May 2023
|ASIN : B0C6B7VBYF
|No. of Pages: 38
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