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Book Review: T is for 2020 + 1 by Trishangni Sharma

The year 2020 was a quite a queer year for the entire human race. Right since its beginning the signs of Covid pandemic begin scratching the lines that could change the world where we live in. It was a tough year, many lost lives, some lost loved ones, and people also lost time and money, even hope. Social distancing and lockdown and so on forced people for a solitude that not only harrowed their souls but also turned them gloomy about their future.

However, the race of poets didn’t give up. They utilized their solitude into something hopeful poetry. As the pandemic racing against time, I have been getting to see a lot of books that were written during the lockdown and try raising hope for all human beings. On discussion today is T is for 2020 + 1 by Trishangni Sharma. How did this book came into existence? Well its tagline says it all – the solitude of 2020 turned into poetry.

A ravishing book of 365 poetry, prose, free lines, and verses and everything that the author could pen down in the disgraceful year 2020. There are 365 pages in the book and on each day/page, there is something to sooth our mind and to make us more hopeful for the coming time. I personally liked the idea of one poem per day. The collection can be called ‘everything,’ because the author expressed her heart out as what she felt in the year 2020. There are a gamut of expressions and issues that she discussed through her pen. The collection ranges from love to heartbreaks to hope to inspiration to tough times…in fact everything in between.

“Nothing saves us like love does

Nothing destroys us like love does.”

My favourite two-liner on love from the book.

The author has brilliant flair for writing. She is lyrical, philosophical yet engaging in its essence. Here go one more poem from the collection:

“Be gentle with yourself first

Be there for yourself first

Love yourself first

And believe that in a loving way

You can shake the world.”

 The cover page of the book looks wonderful with a lady in cogitation. The book holds contemporary themes and appeal. Well, it can be used by its readers to enhance their social media handles. Easy to read and understand, Trishangni Sharma has done a superb job with this book. If you are lonely or getting bored in the pandemic crises, you must pick up this book, and keep yourself buoyant for the exciting times to come.

Buy the book from Amazon.


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