Bookish Witch

Of Rains and More : Rains and Everything about It by Arti P

Blurb (as on Amazon):

The rains bring so many wonderful memories and moments. For some it is being one with nature, for others, it is tea and fritters, for some it is the festivities and for book lovers it is an excuse to curl up with the book. If you are a lover of rains, then Of Rains and More is a book for you.

Genre: Fiction/Poetry

Pages: 68

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback

Price:

  • Kindle eBook: 49 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback: 145 INR/$8.13

My Ratings: 4.4/5

This is a collection of 55 refreshingly delightful poems on rain and everything that comes with it. The poems are not bound to any specific structure besides the common theme and object of love – rain. With a wide variety of subjects being touched, the collection is riveting and stirring.

Book cover taken from Amazon

What I liked about the book:
-> It contains poems on almost everything. Anything that you can find around yourself, you can find some words on it within the pages of this book.
-> The poems are extremely charming, and the words within them distinctly tell that the author is a very keen observer. someone who is unreservedly aware of her surroundings.
-> While reading the poems, one will surely feel the vibrations of life, hope, positivity, love, and nature.
-> The words strike a deep chord making you wonder about when and how you stopped enjoying the simple yet amazing things in life, especially those that nature offers in abundance.
-> The poems help us recall the splendid memories and moments that the rain brings. They are mesmerizing and will soothe your soul.
-> One of my favorite things about the writing in this book was that I was able to understand and easily relate to it. It was to connect with and therefore easy to absorb. The words are heartfelt and unassuming and they hold power is in their simplicity.
-> Some of my favorite titles that will stay with me for a long long time include Independence Day, Like Button, Mother and Son, Love and Tea Seller

What I did not like about the book:
-> Some poems felt out of place in this collection as they did not particularly follow the theme of ‘monsoon’ and ‘rains’.

Quotable quotes:
-> As the oil spluttered
And the batter-fried
With onions and potatoes
The monsoon outside
Seemed perfect

-> The mountains were all-pervasive
With roots in the earth
And tips into the clouds
They truly saw the world.
-> The clouds cleared
To reveal
Silver shiny stars
On the canvas
Of a grey-black sky
Nature was the best painter

-> The weather was chilly
With tiny drizzles falling on people
“a good day for business”
Thought the tea seller with a smirk.

->They formed a pattern
For gazers,
The stars were playing
Their own symphony

> Why does the monsoon
Always seem straight out of a painting?
-> The ‘pit pit pit’ on my window

Meant that the Rain God
Had now given me permission
To enjoy the cuppa
Making it the perfect moment

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