Sunday, 18 September 2016

Varied thoughts, Different Perspective (Book Review: Thousand Unspoken Thoughts by Prerna Khatri)


Title: Thousand Unspoken Thoughts
Author: Prerna Khatri
Genre: Poetry

Prerna Khatri's collection of poems, Thousand Unspoken Thoughts are truly many thoughts entwined. 
These poems talk about varied topics, exploring introspection, love, silence, and more.

Prerna Khatri's poems are usually abstract, but there are others which almost tell a story.
Some are very short (5-6 lines), others run for a couple of pages.
Some poems talk of hope that lift your spirits, others have a lingering darkness that could haunt the reader.

The interesting thing about this is that you have no idea what you will encounter next. The poems go from sweet to passionate to introspective to spiritual to dark to self-congratulatory to inspiring, and even a soldier's voice.

The poems talk about love, finding self, looking within, spiritualism, and more.
There are hope and introspection and darkness.
The darkness was a surprise, I have to say. Surprising, and so well expressed too.

Love, passion, and silence are subjects that recur through this collection. But the perspective is very different from the usual...

"For even the hour and minute needle
Meet only twice a day,
Constant in conflict,
Constant in variation."

The sound of silence is loud in the words of Prerna Khatri. The voice of reason that tells you to enjoy the view, the ride...

"You might got numb, have chills,
At how much you've missed around you.
The silence in the wind,
The silence when you breathe,
The silence when you listen,
Everything's being lost,
In moments of unending speech.
Find that silence.
You'll find life.

It's waiting to be heard."

I enjoyed reading Prerna Khatri's poems. But what really left a mark were the many insights hidden in these verses.

"...the soul gives up faster,
Than its physical being."

There are some emotions I don't agree with, or maybe I should say I don't relate to. Whether I relate to the thoughts or not, I appreciate their expression.


Prerna Khatri's Thousand Unspoken Thoughts is an interesting ride. You journey into the many facets of feelings along the way. Some thoughts astonish you, others make you smile. 
I liked some more than others, but when I was done reading each one of the thoughts, I realised that they have left me in a reflective mood.

"How beautiful would it have been
If the world was blind,
And all that was left was human touch?"

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The italicised text in quotation marks are quotes from the book.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Blurb

Thousand Unspoken Thoughts’ Brings Together The Collection Of Poetry Of An Amateur Poet Who Uses Words To See Through The World. Prerna, Though Being An Advocate By Profession Believes That Writing Is Where Her Heart Lies. The Collection Is A Passage Through Her Mind, Where Innumerable Dreams And Aspirations, Are Brought Down To Ink. Her Writing Is Not Confined To Any Age Group; Hence, No Censor Certificate Is Required. Keeping That Thought Aside, She Believes In The Power Of Ink, And Her Poems Stand As Witness. 

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