Poetry is a therapy in itself. The pandemic had drained us out both physically and mentally. At this juncture, Jaya Karmalkar’s Pensive Pearls prove to be the soothing balm to our tired hearts.
Pensive Pearls is a collection of 54 pearls that spurt out from the poetess’ shell. The poems talk about love, life, pandemic moments and learnings. Written in simple language, these poems connect well to the reader as it is almost a reflection of their life.
Few verses that touched my heart
𝙄𝙛 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 – if Only, a poem that is more like a retrospection which should be recited or thought over by each and every person.
𝙀𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 – a poem filled with positivity,.encouragement and hope.
𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 – the beautiful evenings that makes us recall the day as we sip through the hot brew indeed bring in calmness to our hearts.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙆𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙨 – heart being an area of solace, think about it as you read through this poem by Jaya. She thanks her heart which has helped her to tackle the lows.
𝘼𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 – Friendship is a cherished bond. The poet has beautifully expressed this through her wirds.
𝙄𝙣 𝙖 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 – this poem talks about the comfort space that all of us have where we tend to be just ourselves sans any masks.
𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 – an elusive butterfly is happiness says the poet. Isn’t it true? But out heart does understand that happiness is in our hands.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 – this poem makes us question our own actions of craving for others attention and approval.
𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 – teaches us to value what we have in hand, i.e., the present.
𝙒𝙚 𝘼𝙨 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙉𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙏𝙤 – being a teacher, this poem is indeed close to heart.
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