Book: Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light
Author: Mohit K. Misra
Publisher: Notion Press (2021)
Total Pages: 98
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08Z85RT51
Contributing to the literary genre called poetry, this amazing title “Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light”authored by poet Mohit K. Misra is undoubtedly a reflection of the author’s self as happy or sad or engulfed with thoughts of the past endeavors and failures at times. Moreover, being one of the mass called humans, his work is a successful attempt in portraying the ups and downs and sunny and the cloudy days that every human comes across in life. Adding more to the beauty of this poetry collection is the essence of ‘Spirituality’ that is portrayed by the poet in his work.
Through the ‘48 Thought Provoking Poems’ featured in this book, author-poet Mohit K. Misra has truly presented the readers and the poetry lovers with spiritually awakening and thoughtful new age poetry. With his brilliant work in this poetry collection, Misra has proved that the notion of poetry occurs 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!
Author-Poet Mohit K. Misra is someone who considered himself as an atheist and comes from a religious background. His maternal grandfather is a Parsi Priest in a Mumbai Fire Temple and paternal family are Brahmins from the alluringly spiritual Hindu City of Allahabad on the banks of the Holy Ganges. He became a sailor and one day, in the middle of Atlantic Ocean, divinity struck upon him and grew when he received signs to write poetry. He started writing at the age of 30 and has finally, brought out a winning poetry edition, which he has nurtured and polished over a decade.
Author Mohit is an award-winning finalist in the “USA Book News” Spirituality General 2009; Top 100 recommended Religion and Spirituality “eBook Mall” 2009. Ranked #1 in Religious & Spiritual eBooks “Franklin” 2010/ 2011, and “Best Book Buys” Ranked #1 in Poetry books 2011 – Top 10 Poetry, Top 10 Body, Mind and Spirit and Top 10 Philosophy – Religious Books 2011/2012 and 2013. While, this poetry collection title, ‘Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light’ was the published in the year 2021 by Notion Press. Well, the readers can find this book on all the top online marketplaces and the book is available in both paperback as well as in e-book format with some real encouraging reviews!
Before exploring further, let me mention that in this poetry collection title, “Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light” the author has not followed any particular theme for his poems. The themes in his writing covers a vast number of topics such as love, emotions, strength, loneliness, darkness, righteousness and all the common lifetimes experiences of a person. Well, undoubtedly this book is having a brilliant collection of poems that presents the hapless feelings of a modern person just like many of us. In addition, the poems in this title are a blend of topics across different genres, since the poet has composed these poems over his feelings. In addition, the readers will also get to witness some ‘Deep Emotions’ of the poet, as the author even talked about his experiences as a Merchant Navy Officer in his book.
Coming to the choice of the book title by the author for his work, let me mention that the author has been wise enough to go for a real ‘Catchy Title’ for his poetry collection book. The title, “Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light” for this book of poems is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. A title, so unique and thought provoking simply compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is also giving a very interesting & spiritual vibe, which will urge to go inside the poems 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 Book Title for this wonderful book of poems!
Well, the way authorhad expressed himself with his well-versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards his poems and give this book a chance. It is the poet, 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, Mohit K. Misra had done this job in an exceptionally top-notch manner. Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed his feelings through his deep 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. Finally, coming to the overall conclusion or the verdict for this book, let me right away say that a title like “Ponder Awhile – Message From The Light” is for sure a MUST READ oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down his emotions and feelings through his writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Mohit K. Misra is a promising poet, who is very honest with his emotions, which makes his writings honest as well as Reading Worthy!