May 4: “Poetry is the play of right words with some of the most in-describable emotions, while poets are those players who plays with the beautiful words and makes way to compose these heart touching and soulful poems for us!”
Author, Priyanka Harbola is a writer, artist and a humanitarian. Her latest poetry collection book, “Silver in the Lake” got published by Astitva Prakashan and the book got released on 17th of April 2022. She had written this book in the loving memory of her Father-in-law, Late Shri Krishnanand Pathak who always took pride in culture and all her writings. The book is now available in paperback as well as in e-book format on all the top online selling platforms. Author Priyanka is also known for her horror fiction novel, “Living with the Dead,” which is celebrated with several positive reviews and high ratings too! The Author can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
While she can be contacted via her social media handles as well, which are –
Instagram: @youarethewords, FB: Priyanka Harbola, Twitter: @p_h62
Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – This poetry collection book, Silver In The Lake is having a long collection of poems, one after another (un-numbered). Well, the book is a collection of interactive poems, where the Author speaks about nostalgia and love for her homeland, Uttarakhand. The beautifully weaved poems in this book gives a clear insight into the culture, cuisine and traditions of the state of Uttarakhand. Well, the most special thing about this book is that the Author has provided a space alongside each of her poems for the readers to pen down their thoughts too!
Thus, through this book the author has made an effort to make her readers pick up their pens and write down their thoughts too about their homeland. Overall, the book consists of some very interesting and engaging poems, which shares the beauty and magic of the magnificent state of Uttarakhand – the Devbhoomi.
Book Title: The title, “Silver in the Lake” for this poetry collection book is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very optimistic and beautiful vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters 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 for this poetry collection book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.
Book Cover: The portrayal of “a boat in the lake (most probably the famous Naini Lake of Nainital, Uttarakhand) with people over it and mountains surrounds the lake” in the book’s front cover is not just giving a very “Specular Impression” but also, creating a very optimistic and beautiful vibe just like the Book’s Title! The readers can interpret the book cover design in a thousand different ways as per their sense of interpretation, but the most common interpretation could be that the illustration on the book cover is showing the heavenly charisma of the author’s homeland, Uttarakhand.
Readers’ Connect: The way, Author had expressed herself with her well-versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Silver in the Lake” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards her poems and give this book a chance. It is the poets, who play 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, Priyanka Harbola had done this job in an exceptionally top-notch manner!
Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed her feelings through her soulful 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.
Verdict: A Book like “Silver in the Lake” (https://www.amazon.in/dp/9394607315/) is for sure a Must-Read one and deserves a chance. The way author had penned down her emotions and feelings through her writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Priyanka is a promising poet, who is very honest with her emotions, which make her writings honest and reading worthy as well.