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Book Review: New in Your Aspiration by Pravin Sankhwar

New in Your Aspiration is the second poetry collection by Pravin Sankhwar. This book offers 10 mesmerizing poems inspired by nature and makes us believe that the poet continues his life after done with the initial rites of passage of life. Before each poem, the poet introduces its essence in a snippet, and then follows strings of poetic words to cast a spell of charm in our hearts. Pravin, even in his second book, didn’t stop impressing readers with the brilliance of roping of words and fine tuning it into a tempo of poetry.

The first poem ‘As Much She Imagines’ lays emphasis on children of malleable hearts and tiny shape that sway with the ways of nature. They have inept curiosity to know from nature, while grown up matured people ignore nature as it never exists for them.

“Fledgling minds aim to seek answers from,

Chirping birds and trembling trees.

Grown-ups wonder if they could ever question.”

The next poem is inspired by the poet’s grandparents; they taught him the life lessons on fragility of moments and relativity of nature. This poem explores the chances of survival in our nature, on planet earth. As one continues to read this book, it comes out evidently that the earth and the God makes up for all, in survival, and sustenance, but not for greed.

Further, the book takes a slight personal turn and narrates the events from the poet’s life where he was blessed by Mother Nature but sidelined by humans. In all essence, Pravin Sankhwar is an able poet who clearly justifies his stance on nature, survival, dark side of human race, and so on. Though a very short collection and highly readable the book is, he didn’t forget to tag along nature in his strings of words. A highly recommendable poetry for all of us that look to have a different and gratitude-filled perspective on life that we all are leading!


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