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Book Review: Rippling Waters of Solitude by Ameya Bondre

Breaking the stereotype and transcendental in its essence, Ameya Bondre’s poems are silent expressions of situations, reminisces, memories, commotion, and sense of loss. But solitude persists all along – that is the biggest theme in the collection.


The author metaphors his emotions with ripples, that never agitates, always flowing and flitting by silently.

The first poem 'Calm' reflects the periphery of a calm mind, it’s like an ocean, boundaryless but uncertain like its tides that never come back. A very nice enchanting opening poem, easy-to-read, and soothing to mind. Enhances the mood…

Second poem is a lipogram. A crowd of people busy in their chores and chitter-chatter, the poet is searching the meaning of life by observing others lives. Searching and Whirring are perfect examples of noises in the mind. There is everything but it will not let the mind rest. Hollowness is eternal in a brooding mind.

Those Days, Home, Ticking...are some poems that exclusively builds a tempo of memories exuding warmth to current discomfort of heart and mind. In between, a very short poem appears for a change, like Mist and Ticking.

Dreaming is also an evident theme in the book. But it’s not sure whether the author chased those dreams or left them thinking unrealistic. But one thing is sure, with time many things, wishes, and people were left behind. The only thing that we carry forwards is memories.

In most of the poems, themes such as memories and cogitation take precedence over above all. Paris is a measured poem with five words in each line, it depicts the chaos of politics, hate, crime, and much more. Let not a beautiful city succumb to its undesired fate. The poem had a screaming appeal.

Pensive, slightly dark, and solitary, Ameya has painted hues emanating from various moods and states of mind and heart on a blank canvas called life.

The poems are artistically expressed that takes the book to a new matchless feat. In a unique literary magnificence that is visually scintillating, Amey’s words carry deeper insinuations of nostalgia, sense of loss, solitude, and fading memories. The book can be read and seen over time and again, as its words bind your heart and its pictures please you.

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