Word Of Smith_FinalCoverFormat: Paperback
No. of pages: 122
ISBN: 9788192569017
Price: INR 200

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”.
~ Robert Frost

This sums up the spirit of this book, filled with voices of people who feel real and genuine.Word of Smiths by Wizkonect is a collection of about fifty or so poems by Indian writers, amateur and seasoned. The poems featured in the book are the best entries received in the poetry contest, ‘Wordsmiths’ conducted by Wizkonect. The poems are by authors young and old.

The poems in the book are heartfelt and authentic, elevating the book greatly. It showcases the talent that India is harboring and the book is heartening to read. The poems follow the themes of love, loss, family, change and happiness.  The poems deal not just with emotions of an individual, but also with society, God and life. There are many brilliant poems in the book that stay with you long after you’ve finished reading them, and you can’t help but come back to them again and again like ‘Life is beautiful’ by Abhisekh Thakkar,

“Gust stirs up the mind
Waves form the oasis
Sand caresses the organisms
Streak of moonlight creates a bliss”

‘Coffee without Mom’ by Canta Dandlaney deals with the loss of her mother and is well-written and touching. ‘Metamorphosis’ by Harshit Sharma is about the age-old topic change but the poem still feels fresh and well-written. I can go on forever about the individual good poems in the book, as they are quite a few.

“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”
~ Oscar Wilde

A good poem is one that is error free and unfortunately, this book has quite a few editing mistakes. But nevertheless, it has a number of good poems that must be read. It showcases the minds of young India and it serves as a motivation for others to pick up their pens and write!

Rating: 7/10

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