BR #73 | Speaking From The Autumn Of My Life | Sarbajit Chowdhury | Blue Rose Publishers | ★★★★

Book - Speaking From The Autumn Of My Life
Author - Sarbajit Chowdhury
Publisher - Blue Rose Publishers
Rating - ★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Sarbajit Chowdhury is a debutant in this world of writing and this book becomes his first book of poems. He lives in the town of Burdwan in West Bengal. He has spent most of his life in Burdwan. He pursued his schooling from St. Xavier's School, Burdwan, and completed his graduation from St. Xavier's College, Burdwan. He is a born foodie and dwells on junk food. He is a movie buff and a book worm. He loves Hindi and Bengali music. He loves to write and express his view point.

He has an active social media account on Facebook as Sarbojit Chowdhury. He handles a page - Wandering Soul. His Instagram handle is @Iambookworm. The way to contact Sarbajit via email is -

Book Review: "Speaking From The Autumn Of My Life" by Sarbajit Chowdhury is a collection of over forty poems on love, lust, the illusion of beauty, affection, trust, patriotism, marriage, child abuse and many more. It is a short book of fifty pages and can be read in a single sitting. Most poems follow the aa-bb rhyming pattern. The poet has written this heartfelt collection of poetry based on his experiences over the years and his thoughts on the same.

A variety of issues have been addressed in this book. Poems such as 'Friendship', 'Lost Summer Days', 'Freedom' and 'Crimson Red' portray the poetic power in these pages. Modern topics on marriage, rape, crime, and betrayal have been dealt with as well as abstract feelings of love, lust, and friendship. There is an overall sense of patriotism in this collection as the poet envisions the good of mankind. The vocabulary and lines could have been better in a few scattered cases since few poems have the same repetitive lines conveying similar thoughts. However, that does not take away the overall beauty of this poetry collection. It may not be too wrong to say that this collection reflects a kind of personal diary of the poet where he has kept safe his observations on life and humanity for the world to discover at later years.

This book will appeal to a lot of poetry lovers and many more since it is a short book striking some deep chords in your heart. As such this book of poetry may also be termed as a catalyst in the direction of poetry coming from the heart. Such small books addressing key issues form a solace of mind when one truly delves into the deeper meaning of lines in between stanzas. 

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