Review of Divine Sonnnets by Santanu Halder

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Name         -Divine Sonnets and other poems

Author                  – Santanu Halder

Number of Pages – 74

Publishing Year   – 2016

Edition                  – Paperback 

Price                     – 170
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Rating : 3.5

Divine Sonnets and Other
Poems is my second anthology of poems which record my humble attempt to voyage
into an enlightened land of spirituality where shines brightly the divine light
of God. In the first part of these poems I sincerely endeavoured to capture
those celestial glimpses through my simple humble hymns to the Almighty. I do
not know how much I become successful, (Do I need it at all?) but yes! I tried
to connect with Him. Herein lies the path that will lead me to self-purification,
self-rectification. Actually these honest poetic utterances of mine act as a
kind of vehicle through which I can free my soul and let it fly towards the
divine direction

My Review

 Heartfelt words flowing through the soul of a writer are
always an edifying experience for the reader. Divine sonnets and other poems
are a collection of musical extract of words. The poems are divided into there
sections. First section is a collection of divine poems. Poet’s piousness is
depicted in this section. The sonnets are not mere 14 line poems. Poet
successfully imbibed enchanting rhymes in the sonnets. Though written in simple
words, author’s prayers will surely reach the readers. Poet finds god in
everything around him. ‘Dawn’ and ‘celestial light’ are my favorite in this

Second section is a collection of love poems. Though rich
in love and passion, the poems are more like teen love poems. Nevertheless,
‘There is no remedy for love’ and ‘Poem to my better half on Valentine’s day’
shows the warmth and depth of emotions.

The third section named other poems is my favorite. Each
poem in this section is different from the other and provides a cryptic bliss
of words to the readers. ‘Village Sreepally’ and ‘River of life’ are dedication
to the land where the poet was born and his soul resides. ‘My poetic word as
weapon’ , ‘Life goes on’ and ‘Fisherman’ are my favorite in this section.

for the publisher
Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in
exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author

 Born and brought up in Bongaon, a tiny terminal
town, 75 kms away from the City of Joy, Kolkata, Santanu Halder is a bilingual
poet, teacher, editor, translator, interviewer, critic, and an award winning
citizen journalist(merinews). He lives besides the bank of river Ichhamati, a
trans-boundary river which flows through India and Bangladesh and also forms
the boundary between the two countries. The gentle flow of Ichhamati allures
him to unleash his poetic wings. He is a lifetime member of the Guild of Indian
English Writers Editors and Critics and the founder editor of Ichhamati Review
and Student’s English World monthly international Print Magazine. His poems
have found a place in several national and International journals like
Episteme, The Criterion, Contemporary Vibes, Writers Editors Critics, UK Poetry
Library (UK), Brain Wrixon Books (Canada), and Our Poetry Corner (UK). His
poems also got high recommendation in Destiny Poets UK (an International
Community of Poets). He has attended seminars and poetry festivals and read his
poems in the different parts of our country. His maiden poetry book
“Bonsaied Rhapsodies” was published in 2013 and had been reviewed

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