Bookish Witch

A Lonely World and Other Poems by Himanshu Goel

Book blurb:

A lonely world is a poetry collection by Himanshu Goel, author of Tulsi and 52 laws of love. “Read these poems in the times you feel lonely, when the warm blanket is unable to provide you the comfort that you are used to. Read these poems when you feel anxious, when even little thoughts feel like the weight of the world is upon you. Read these poems in the times you feel most vulnerable. Read these poems and know that you are not alone in your loneliness.”

Genre: Fiction/Poetry

Pages: 57

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback


  • Kindle eBook: 99 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback: 150 INR/ $7.49

My ratings 4.2/5

A quick and insightful read. If you enjoy minimal poetry with maximum impact, this is your go-to. As the intro says ‘read these poems when you feel lonely, anxious or vulnerable’ the poems in this book provide just that warm fuzzy comfort that you might be looking for during such times.

What I liked about the book:
–> Can be finished in half an hour or 45 minutes max.
–> Almost all the poems are extremely relatable.
–> Some of favorite titles were ‘Inspiration’, ‘Sanity’, ‘The loneliest place in the world’, ‘grin’ and ‘Whole’

What I did not like about the book:
–> It ended too soon.
–> Some poems felt out of place in this collection full of positivity

Quotable quotes:
–>I’m hurt
and the pathway
to heal is a staircase
that never seems to end
–>thousands of
swirl around
in the galaxy
of her mind but
she struggles
she struggles to
share even a
single one
–> I know how to read
but not how to understand
–>she woke up one morning
wishing she didn’t have to choose
how to live her life
for the sake of everyone else.
–>Look at us all
pretending to be
not broken
not knowing
we hold
the parts
to fix each other
–>I’m bitter
like coffee
and need
just a little
bit of you
like sugar
to make me
better but not
too much
that I lose
my bitterness
–>how could I
ever be lonely
when the memories
of you are always by my side
–>I don’t know
if it’s a
blessing or a curse
to find inspiration
from tragedies
–> Sometimes it feels
like there’s an
ocean between
where am I
and where
I want to be
–> some villains are scary
because how close they are to
being just like us

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