A book review on Mohit. K. Misra’s “Ponder Awhile: Message From The Light”
“Ponder Awhile: Message From The Light” by Mohit. K. Misra is a poetic masterpiece that takes readers on a captivating journey through the realms of spirituality and human emotion. From the very beginning, the collection immerses readers in a world of profound insights and ethereal verses that touch the soul. Misra’s poetic prowess is evident as he weaves together the beauty of language with thought-provoking themes, leaving a lasting impact on readers.
I found reading it a kind of literary meditation.– Benjamin Zephaniah- The Times list of Britain’s top 50 post-war writers
The collection features poems in the Doha format, a couplet style often used in spiritual literature. This format enhances the philosophical essence of the poems, enabling Misra to delve deep into the nature of man and God. As readers traverse through the poems, they are treated to a kaleidoscope of emotions, ranging from love and joy to solitude and introspection. Each poem is carefully crafted with meticulous attention to form and content, making them unique gems in the poetic landscape.
The title, “Ponder Awhile,” sets the tone for the collection, inviting readers to take a moment of contemplation and introspection. Misra’s poems cover a wide array of subjects, exploring ordinary yet unique topics such as “Mother Earth,” “Tapasya,” “Shoot the Goal,” “Charity,” and “Win Someone Lose Someone.” Through his verses, the author presents these subjects from fresh perspectives, offering readers a refreshing outlook on familiar themes.
The book’s strength lies in its ability to connect the mystical with the mundane, as Misra seamlessly blends introspection with cosmic wonder. Each poem is a window to the author’s inner world, where emotions are laid bare, and reflections on life’s mysteries are unveiled. The collection encourages readers to question reality’s boundaries and embark on their own introspective journeys, seeking answers to life’s most profound questions. As readers follow the poet’s musings, they are inspired to seek illumination within themselves, guided by the stars of spiritual awakening.
The author’s personal journey adds a layer of depth to the poetry collection. Misra’s background, growing up in a religiously diverse family, including a Parsi priest grandfather and Hindu Brahmin roots, brings a unique perspective to his work. His transformation from an atheist to a believer after a divine encounter in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean adds authenticity to his exploration of spirituality in the poems. This personal evolution serves as a powerful backdrop to the verses, making them resonate even more with readers.
Mohit, crystallizes all the main themes of life and its transition into beautiful and simple language– Peter Boaz Jones “Pete” Author of “A New Millennium.”
In conclusion, “Ponder Awhile: Message From The Light” is a poetic gem that transcends the boundaries of language and speaks directly to the heart and soul. Mohit. K. Misra’s remarkable poetic talent and introspective reflections make this collection a timeless testament to the power of poetry and its ability to inspire deep contemplation and spiritual awakening. Whether a poetry enthusiast or a seeker of profound truths, readers will find solace and enlightenment in the pages of this extraordinary work.