Scribblings of My Soul

Scribblings of my Soul is a poetry collection by Preethi Saravankumar that consists of nine different themes. Each theme comes from a word in the sentence:  

“SMILE with all your HEART gathering STRENGTH from LIFE, shedding any lingering PAIN to learn the TRUTH of LOVE and HOPE, walking towards the LIGHT.”

The entire book follows the number nine, with nine themes, nine poems, nine artworks, and nine different emotions. “Nine represents completion but not the end. It represents the end of one cycle as well as the transition”, the poet explains her choice of the number nine in the foreword.

The book is beautifully arranged with the right mix of text and monotone artwork by Juliana Duclos. It’s not just a compilation of beautiful, inspiring, and sincere poetry but also a total treat to the eye. The selection of the nine themes is different yet interlinked by a common thread, as depicted in the sentence above. There are more subtle connections within the poems as well. The poet establishes unique structures within her poetry, which one can find repeated across the book. For instance, the repetitive structure found in the poem “Mothers and Sons”

Let him walk his own path……

Let him breathe as much he’d like..….

Let him make his own decisions…..

It is again found in “In the End, it was All a Lie”

When you said, “I love you”…..

When you said, “ I miss you”…..

When you said,” I am there for you”…..

When you said, “My life is for you”…..

This familiarity of structure is almost comforting and many such similar but unique structures give this collection of poems a common link yet allow it to be diverse. The poems have logic leading to clever insight, simple imagery of nature, and an expression of human connection and emotion.

Scribblings of my Soul is a profound collection of poetry that will speak to people at all stages of their life. These poems touch on philosophy and emotions, the themes of nature and self-love all combine to create a unique reading experience.

Pages: 160 | ISBN : 1088001998

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