Book Reviews

A Handful of Dewdrops | Aneeta Sharma | Book Review

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Evincepub Publishing (12 December 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 168 pages

My Review

This then is the crux of our virtual existence
so easily remembered, so soon forgotten.

A Handful of Dewdrops by Aneeta Sharma is a delightful collection of poems that touch upon mundane routines, ordinary people, and tender stories. These poems have a range that follows a begging woman, a soldier’s sacrifice, and the aftermath of the fatal pandemic. They have a beauty in their writing and essence that makes it a joy to read them.

Divided into six parts, this collection has vivid images from real life to complement each poetic piece. You might find a picture of a young woman caring for her sibling while her pregnant mother is out on the streets to get food for the day. You might also images of architectural marvels and the innocence of a child. Each one evokes a different emotion.

Poems under the section People speak for different individuals we might come across in our routine lives. The ones who shared fleeting moments with us but left a lasting impression. The ones under Perspectives have thoughts on subjects such as love, defiance, beauty, loss, and moving on. The author has also shared a few snippets from her childhood. It was a joy to read them as they reminded me of how I would spend my time writing poems in those days.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that A Handful of Dewdrops is one of the finest poetry collections I have read in a long time, especially if I compare it with contemporary poems. This collection respects the art of poetry and talks about some very human and relatable subjects. More so, in an empathetic tone and wonderful writing.

I would definitely recommend this book to all poetry lovers and other readers as well. Thank me when you read this because it deserves every bit of appreciation.

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