Book Review – Dear Life ‘A Collection of Poems’ by  Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivedi Is being featured at The Literature Today Magazine Vol 2, Issue 4

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality!”

Reviewing this beautiful poetry collection book, “Dear Life” by Author-Poet Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivedi has been a very satisfying experience to me since I started my writing journey as a poet. And now whenever I get a chance to review a poetry collection title, I not only enjoy reading these new and expressive poems, where the poet conveys some unheard messages through their words, but also I get the opportunity to learn something new regarding the composition of poetry, each time!

About the Author: Author Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivedi, hails from a family that is deeply steeped in spirituality and culture. Her inclination toward literature, especially poetry, and her upbringing in a serene ambience nurtured her poetic imagination, resulting in this debut poetry collection. She believes that poetry can ignite the minds and souls of people, making them transcend this world of sensory perception. In her poems, she mingles the flavour of diverse moods and sensibilities intrinsic to the process of creation.

She received her doctoral degree in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath and is presently working as an associate professor in the department of English at Smt. Kesharbai Lahoti College, Amravati (MS). She relishes being into creative writing and working on the editorial board of the college magazine. Apart from poetry, she is passionate about listening to music and traveling in the realm of nature with family and friends.

Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – This book, “Dear Life” by Author-Poet Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivedi is having a lovely collection of poems, one after another, which are mostly based upon the various emotions of life like togetherness, sentiments, relationships, faith and happiness. The book highlights the human emotions in an incredible manner. ‘Dear Life’ touches every chord of the heart. It dwells around the different facets of emotions one experiences and tries to interweave it with the varied aspects of life. It tries to reflect upon the significance of bonding among kinship!

The book presents 43 Reading Worthy Poems, which are indeed a precious gift from the poet to the poetry lovers.

Book Title: The title, “Dear Life” for this poetry collection book is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very positive and beautiful vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s expression of words!

In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the poems in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt for this poetry collection book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.

Book Cover: The portrayal of “a woman in the traditional Indian wear of Sari with her eyes closed, as if she is feeling the moment under an open sky with butterflies around her” in the book’s front cover is creating a very “Specular Impression!” In addition, the book cover is also reflecting a very optimistic and beautiful vibe just like the book’s title. The readers can interpret the book cover design in a thousand different ways as per their sense of interpretation, but the most common interpretation could be that the illustration on the book cover is showing the Author’s idea of engaging with the life by feeling the very moment of the life!

Readers’ Connect: The way, Authorhad expressed herself with her well versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Dear Life” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards her poems and give this book a chance. It is the poets, who plays the pivotal role in touching the inner cords of our emotions and making us believe and think the way their words intend to and Author-Poet,Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivedi had done this job in an exceptionally top notch manner!

Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed her feelings through her soulful words and had given a Strong-Start to the poems; also, you can see that most of these poems had retained their flow until the very end, which gives you an immense amount of satisfaction as a poetry lover.

Verdict: A title like “Dear Life” is for sure a Must-Read oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down her emotions and feelings through her writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Dr. Jagruti Vyas Trivediis a promising poet, who is very honest with her emotions, which makes her writings honest and reading worthy as well.

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