Islands in the Stream is a remarkable debut by Sonal Singh. It’s a collection of 48 poems divided into two sections – Nature’s Rhapsody and Life’s Foibles. The lyrical verses are joyous, hopeful and nostalgic.
In the first section Nature’s Rhapsody, the author has penned a touching ode to nature. Her quills magically transported me into a land far away as I lost myself amidst the mysterious elements of nature. Though every poem is beautifully penned, ‘Dusk’s promiscuity’, ‘Pining for Love’, ‘Sunflowers’, ‘The Rain’ and ‘God’s Boudoir’ are my favorites from this part.
The second section, titled Life’s Foibles, is dedicated to life’s journey and the myriad experiences we gain while traversing through its lanes. I loved every poem in this part but my favorite is ‘When I am gone.’ It’s such a stirring poem it brought tears to my eyes. ‘Hope,’ ‘I miss,’ ‘When my heart keens,’ and ‘You are not alone’ are a few others which touched chords deep within.
Having read Sonal’s works before, I was familiar with her writing prowess and obviously had high expectations from this book. Now that I have devoured this collection, I can confidently say it surpassed my expectations. Her command over the language is par excellence, and she has the knack of weaving her words mystically, which is sure to connect with the readers.
It’s quite clear the author has poured her heart and soul into this collection. Right from the soothing cover picture to font size, everything is perfect in this book.
Islands in the Streams is just 84 pages long, and despite being a fast reader it took me a long time to finish reading the book. I wanted to cherish every poem, and revel in its magic for a long time.
Sonal has created a paradisiacal experience for her readers. Islands in the Stream is a treat for all poetry lovers.
I received a complimentary copy from the Author for sharing an honest review.
Wordsopedia Rating 4.5/5
|Title: Islands in the Streams||Author: Sonal Singh|
|Publisher: Authorspress||Publication date: May 23, 2021|
|Genre: Fiction – Poetry||Format: Paperback|
|ISBN: B095PS6HYR||No. of Pages: 84|
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About the Author
Sonal Singh believes that poetry is the language of the soul. She is a multiple award winning blogger and writer. In 2019 she was conferred both the Gitesh Biva and the Prasanna Jena memorial awards for short fiction. In 2020 she won the Orange Flower award for parent blogging. Also in 2020 she was conferred a certificate of excellence in Asian Literary Society’s Wordsmith award. In 2021, Sonal emerged as a Runner’s up in the Orange Flower Awards for her writing in the areas of LGBTQ+ issues and Health & fitness. In 2021, Sonal was also conferred the Asian Literary Society’s award for Best Blogger and the Asian Literary Society’s award for being a “woman Achiever’ in the field of literature.
Get in touch with the author on her website.