“Unlocked Silences” – Book Review | Scattered ponderings of the mind
Author: Mukhpreet Khurana
Number of Pages: 158 pages
Unlocked Silences is a collection of abstracts, poems and excerpts written on tissue papers over a couple of years. It is a dive deep into the circles of emotion, empathy, acceptance, healing and insights into a different perspective towards life. In the voice of a budding adolescent, the book cascades into day-to day-shortcomings, carved into poetry and at the same time, embraces you in silence and stillness of thought. The book is an attempt to connect with the reader, to reflect upon them, unbiased and together and embrace a new beginning. With simplified use of grammar and vocabulary, this book seeks nothing but the companionship of all. With this debut book, the author aims to connect to one and to all in the message and purpose of existence, the aid of spirituality and an ode to a beautiful journey called life.
Unlocked Silences of the heart speaks a million words which are stuck inside us for the lack of articulation at the right moment. Those scattered ponderings that struggle to come out of us. The debut author does a fairly good job of giving words to those feelings. Though the book had a slow start for me and there were hardly any that stayed with me, it got better and better as the book proceeded. So much so, that I have some of my favorite poems jotted down separately!
These poems made me think and ruminate over my own life experiences, times I have been through, times I am going through. One special piece called “You Still Have Time” has actually motivated me to fight back my way out of the utter hopelessness I have been feeling. Thank you Mukhpreet, for writing this and many others like this one.
Another thing that I found in the book were the poems written in the form of prose. They were actually my favorite kinds! I think I liked every single one of them! All being said, I want to say that one must read with an open mind and not compare this collection with classic poetry, as that will drain out a lot of appreciation. “Unlocked Silences” however, has managed to pull me closer to poetry as a genre!
Recommended to poetry lovers looking for a fresh voice.
~~I was sent a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review. All views expressed here are completely my own~~
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