Monday, May 25, 2020

Dots And Streaks

Young was still the dream
Almost in it's infancy 
When she started to scribble 
Disarray of  the lines
Weaving tales of words in her mind
When she started to scribble
A story declined, a story published
A child's fantasy afterall is meant to perish
But then scribble she still did
To escape the cacophony sometimes
Or so the haunt of the silences
Capturing the musings of life
Be it joy, be it sorrow 
Or just a life's ploy
When she started to scribble 
Anonymous to her other self
A soul known just to her words
An escape to that safe haven
When she started to scribble 
But, for the dream
A dream in hibernation that lived 
Young as ever even without any nourish 
The dream that was conceived 
To bear the writer's epithet 
When she had started to scribble

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So, that's the story behind making of my first e-book (link for download below the post)  Dots And Streaks :)! A dream or a fantasy that I had cherished as a child to see my name as the writer/author just like those below the Tinkle digest stories or Hindu's Young World publications. But didn't realise when that dream of mine as a child went into hibernation mode for years to come.

It's only when one day I tumbled upon the A2Z challenge organized by blogchatter and jumped into the wagon at the nick of time that my hibernating dream woke up from it's long deep slumber. Had it not been for the blogchatter community that is the fellow participants of A2Z challenge (you can find the list in this post of mine) and their love and support during the A2Z journey I guess my dream of becoming an author some day would have still been in it's hibernation.

The challenge of writing one post a day and that too with my chosen theme of poems... for 26 consecutive days related to each English alphabet wasn't easy. But the difficulty was entwined with so much child like enthusiasm that it was fun for once to just go with the flow. Life has a way in surprising you I guess.... Sometimes you painstakingly plan every bit of it and the things never materialize.... And sometimes you just go with the flow and the things that materialize on their own leave you overwhelmed. 

Do you also have any such hibernating dream? Any such unplanned anecdote that life gifted you as a pleasant surprise? Do share your story alongwith the feedback on Dots And Streaks. 

The book trailer for Dots And Streaks is as below:

The link for downloading (free for limited period) the book is here. Happy Reading :)! Will look forward to hear from you.


Santwona Patnaik said...

Woww! Intrigued to know about your journey. I am sure there must be many layers to it. All the best for your dreams. May your zeal remain intact to keep pursuing your passion!

I have downloaded your ebook. Will go through it. :)

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much... Will await your feedback on the book :)

Lopamudra Barman said...

The first step of a journey bears the dream....that dream is true...and carries...congratulations....and regards

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your thoughtful comment... Would love to know your feedback on the book

Rahul Bhatia said...

Wishing you tons of success in your creative writing to touch many more peaks. Those who dream can only achieve:)

Saibal Barman said...

Congratulations...dreams lead to more space and wisdom for nicer dreams...and exploring truth through it...I wish the innocent mirth in registering the first scribling remains pure andb blissful in days ahead...will read it and revert...regards

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much... That should be the real spirit... Do download and read the book.. Will look for your feedback :)

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging words and wishes sir... Will look forward to your feedback

Saibal Barman said...

Coming back after I read through your book last night...I read many of your rich work featuring in the book earlier on your blog pages, and re-reading had been another fascinating experience, particularly when each is accompanied with a meaningful image....secondly, the introduction written by "The Life" touched me the still whispers at my ears....I missed a few poems earlier on your blog, I presume all here in the book were already published on the blog, and it had been pretty rewarding to float into....I should mention, two poems, that created lasting impact on my thoughts and soul...for two reasons...the form being archaic, with more meter-play in rhythm, which is quite missing in modern poetry....and, I always love to smell such flavour in poetry....secondly, one is narrative, the other is not, but both carried surprise and suspense in conveying...that's the soul of poetry.....I miss it even in vast platform of Poemhunter or Writerscafe or Poetryfoundation…….the poems I am talking about are "Just at the bend" and :Just another day"
Your book, I am sure, shall be enjoyed by readers, who truly love poetry, have patience to think over what the poet has to say, feel pure delight in unfurling of petals of poetic thoughts, and find surprises in simple piece of event in this world of grand creations.
I would recommend every visitor here to smell its innocent fragrance.
My regards

prasadini said...

really never enjoyed poetry before...loved reading your verses..kind of a very fresh read in this dull times..keep it up

Ira Mishra said...

Dear sir, my heartfelt thanks for such a detailed and thoughtful feedback on the book. I am glad that this being my first endeavour as an author could gather such praise from a voracious reader and veteran blogger like you. Thankyou once again for the encouragement and the good words. My regards.

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much Prasadini for giving your time to read the book and for your good words. I am glad you could connect to the poems.

Anagha Yatin said...

Loved the video of the book teaser Ira. It is as beautiful and rich as your creations! I wish you all the best.

Dashy said...

This A to Z challenge was my first and proved to be very special for me too. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. May more of your dreams come true ❤️.

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much Anagha... It's your encouraging words that led me to take this step and reach here... Will look forward to your feedback 😊

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much Darshana... Wish you too all the very best for your book... Will look forward to hear from you :)

Jyoti Jha said...

Loved your book trailer Ira! It beautifully provides a glimpse to your book. I have enjoyed your thoughtful and mesmerizing writing throughout, and I am all geared up to dive into your book. Very best wishes always dear!

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much Jyoti... Your encouraging words have truly been an inspiration... All the very best for your book as well... I have grabbed my copy too and will be reading it very soon :)

Arti said...

Congratulations Dear Ira.
Love your lines in the beginning. So happy the hibernating has metamorphosed into this beautiful spring of creative energy.
I hope to download the book after writing this comment.
Once again, I enjoyed your unique way of looking at things and the way you string your words together. The unusual arrangements nudge the reader to pause and delve a little deep. Brilliant.
All the best for future endeavours.
Warm hugs. xx

Ira Mishra said...

Thanks so much dear Arti... I must thank you for your relentless love and support during the A2Z challenge which gave me the confidence today to take this step....hope you like it in the form of a book as well... Will await your feedback 😊