It's an irony how life operates. Somehow it never fails to make you believe in lots of things that you might have read heard but never truly believed. Like this time it made me believe in the theory that 'universe does and can really conspire'.
Not that life has not thrown me surprises before. Ofcouse there have been many but this time it's the stroke of serendipity which over weighed and made its dominance felt loud and clear.
It only makes me ponder and believe (again!) that heart's calling can also and does also provide you with a glimpse of that world of wonder.
While with a heavy heart I took down my posts today of all the poems that I had poured my soul into and spread it over this canvas of mine.....I can only hope and wish that they spread their warmth in this flight of theirs taking their bouquet of emotions along scattering them in the canvas of the wide sky.
To all those people who made this dream (I don't even know if I had ever dared to dream this way too!) a reality today.....As a journey or an event becomes memorable only because of the people who came along to walk beside holding your hand and helping you walk into those little triumphs .....I owe this and always will to you all.
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Below are some of the kind words and accolades that came in the path of 'Dots And Streaks'
"After an exhaustive evaluation of the various manuscripts in the coveted The LIT Digital Awards 2020, the masterpiece which could stand true to its potential in front of the renowned jury members was Dots & Streaks by Ellora Mishra.
The debut poetess had made a huge shout out to the literary fraternity by grabbing the coveted award."
The Literary Mirror Author's Ink Publications
"You point where you exactly want the reader to see!
One gets to experience this voyage of discovery!
Like an effortless charioteer, the author steers the readers through the 104 pages of Dots & Streaks."
-Book Review by Dr. Anita Sabat (Author, Blogger, columnist, Odisha GI ambassador)
"She probably has the key to the time machine as she enables it for the readers to pause and capture the fleeting emotions that usually go unnoticed on our day to day lives. Pause, Ponder and develop a perception is the right way to indulge in this poetic extravaganza. "
- Book Review & Author Interview By Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu (Author, Blogger)
"Poetry by its very nature tries to capture the elusive elements of life. In fact the intricate and elusive elements of of life which are felt but can never be precisely expressed are best expressed in poetry. Ellora’s poems provide us the insights without themselves being too elusive to our understanding.
True to its claim in the blurb that these are short poetic tales of life’s musings, the poems are full of such ruminations. "
-Book Review By Durga Dash (Author, Blogger)
"The book is a terrific, succulent piece of poetry written with golden threads of dreams, memories, thoughtful verses that vibe with your inner self.
Its like wine, it grows on you slowly and tastefully; intoxicates you, leaving you asking for more!"
- Book Review By Daisy Bala (Poet, Author, Blogger)
"Philosophical and artistic, the verses linger like the petrichor!"
-Book Review By Purba Chakraborty (Poet, Author, Blogger)
"Without using too many words or explanations, Ellora paints scenes, settings and situations through her poems. Her words transport the reader to exactly where she wants them to be.
Ellora is the puppeteer, and the reader turns into an audience that thoroughly enjoys the journey full of surprises."
Book Review By Mayura Amarkant (Writer, Freelance Journalist & Digital Consultant, Blogger, Author)
Life’s principles are subjective. Yet, if viewed stoically, the philosophies of life apply to all and sundry. However, it needs the heart of a poet and a great emotional connect to visit life the way Ellora Mishra does in her debut book of poetry, ‘Dots and Streaks’
‘Dots and Streaks’ is definitely more than just a few ellipses from the pages of life. These poems are a metaphorical journey into everyday living that trickle like music in the ears.
- Book review by Sonia Dogra Author, Blogger, Teacher, Reporter, Freelance Proof Reader
Gratitude is a very small word and just not enough sometimes.
My heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone who filled this journey with cherishable memories!