#BookReview: Hues of Hope by Balroop Singh @BalroopShado #Poetry
Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a book by one of my favourite poets, Balroop Singh >>>
About the Book:
Hues Of Hope is the collection of readers’ favorite poems from my poetry books. These poems explore the hope that lies within our heart, hope that whispers each morning to look at the horizon, hope that inspires us to look beyond the chaotic world and take the next step to vanquish the fears that try to fetter us. It promises to take us to an oasis of peace, unravels magical moments of joy, as beams of love calm our senses. It even guides us through dark alleys to show the streaks of light that shimmer through the clouds.
A Captivating Book of Poetry
Grouped around the theme of hope, the poet brings us a captivating book of poetry that will enchant and move the reader. For certain, this is a book of poetry I shall read over and over again. Initially, I found myself highlighting so many passages, but then made the conscious decision to stop and simply absorb the beautiful words and imagery. To do otherwise would be to live life from behind the camera lens rather than living and breathing it.
Here are a couple of lines that lingered in particular for me …
“Like soft flowers under our feet | Like lovely drops of first rain | Like moonlight soothing our eyes | Love tiptoes into our lives.”
“When rain drains away emotional dust | That gathers unawares”
“I feel most like me | When I listen to my inner voice | When I am unaffected by criticism | And stay calm in my heart | When I refuse to be manipulated | And can listen to divine within.”
This collection offers not only hope, but also self-reliance, courage, lessons learnt, and the beauty in the midst of a life lived with trials and tribulations and ultimate self-discovery. I cannot recommend Balroop Singh’s poetry highly enough, and Hues of Hope gets a resounding five stars from me.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …