Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

I am delighted to share my blogger friend Cathleen’s wonderful review of my poetry book ‘ Emerging From Shadows.’ I would like to express gratitude for her in-depth analysis of emotions that dominate the poems in this book and the quote she has picked up truly defines the theme that runs through the book.

Cathleen Townsend

Emerging from ShadowsEmerging from Shadows is no callow compilation of a lovestruck young adult’s first sonnets. Rather, it’s the reflections of an emotionally mature writer who has faced life’s stings with a determination to grow from them in an honest and healthy way.

This is a verse from my favorite poem in the collection, Sound that Resounds.

“I can no longer remain insignificant

Your harrowing hauteur is oppressive

Forgive me for finding my own avenues

My gratitude goes to my spirit.”

It’s an excellent read for anyone recovering from emotional trauma, especially those who would rather eschew bitterness, and instead be at peace with how they respond to life’s trials.

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30 thoughts on “Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

  1. Cathleen, I love your review and Balroop’s writing. It is deep and positive.
    The verse you picked resonates with me too. I now want to read the whole poem.
    Thanks to you and to you Balroop

    1. Thanks, Delphini. I put a significant amount of thought into my reviews. Not every book is for everyone, so if my review can help target the right readers for that particular book, it will have done its job. 🙂

    2. Many thanks dear Miriam for your kind words, I am delighted that the verse picked up by Cathleen has been liked by you. When poetry is read slowly and patiently do we discern the real meaning lurking behind the words. I am glad to have friends like you and Cathleen. 🙂 Love and hugs.

  2. Loved how Cathleen has started the review categorically stating not to expect a compilation of first sonnets by a lovestruck young adult.

  3. A great review by Cathleen. It isn’t the longest book review but I can definitely feel her honesty in it. There are certainly trials in life but there are also better things awaiting us if we get up and make the best of today and tomorrow. Wishing you a good week, Balroop 🙂

  4. Wow! Even from this short snippet of the reblog I’m drawn into Cathleen’s review and your book…the poem extract hit me like a punch! Wonderful. Popping over to her blog to read the full review. Wishing you a lovely Sunday, Balroop! 😀❤️

  5. Anybody who knows your wonderful body of work knows well that your stories and your poetry comes from your deep engagement with life’s emotions moments and events that have shaped your thoughts, and sharpened the flow of thoughts over the year and the choice of words are a master class and when you put your teacher’s hat it takes it to an altogether different dimension where your articulations strike a beautiful chord with every reader. Review needed be complex and lengthy, such short and sweet review whats make it more delightful. I also just landed in Cathleen space and Cathleen you have a lovely blog and Balroop you deserve all the kudos for your poetic book.
    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

    1. Nihar your words of wisdom and appreciation are always received with the same emotion that goes into my writing. Many thanks for such a beautiful response. 🙂 Stay blessed!

      1. My pleasure Balroop and always love being here reading your posts and picking those beautiful thoughts and lovely words that you weave into your magical poems. I keep learning…
        I should thank you for sharing with us.

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