Book at a glance
Book Name – Because Someone Had to Say it!
Author – Namratha Varadharajan
Genre – Poetry
Number Of Pages- 90
One line review – GO READ IT !! You won’t regret. Thank me later.
If you want to read a real good poetry collection this one is for you. Each poem is unique in itself. Number one it is associated with a cause, secondly you will get to know about the different forms of the poetry. You will find poems on major social issues like environment and women empowerment in this book. Kudos to you Namratha. Writing in a particular form and on a specific cause, is not at all an easy task.
This collection of poems is a shout out to those who had immense strength when life dealt them an unfair hand, for those making this world a kinder and greener place to live in and for those not even whispering for themselves. BECAUSE Someone had to say it.
From conservation of forest to saving trees to Olive Ridley (a rare sea turtle). You will get to know about Channapatna toys, Pizza grannies, Goonj and many more social works and encouragements. You will find poems against few social taboos such as body shaming, rape culture, child marriage, periods, and what not.
You will get a feeling of proud, pity, fear, courage, responsibility all at the same time when you read this book. And for the extra topping on the cake, you will learn about many forms of poetry. Acrostic, free verse, Tanka, Haiku are commonly used forms. In this you will see the FIB, Shadorma, Magic 9, Naani to name a few.
thousand scattered clouds
ablaze in sun’s wave goodnight,
how in the blink of an eye
this moment shall pass me by.
All the poems in the book are amazing in their form and the cause they are written for. The above one is my favorite. Few lines i would like to highlight here –
and a butterfly flies away
and symphonic thunderclap
I did not wish to have a girl
bring her into this deviled world.
Humanity died yesterday-
How can I talk of hope today?
They think they taunt me
by calling me “Mitti”.
But, I am proud
to be like this earth.
Do you need me to save you?
Do you need me to love you?
Well, maybe if you are worthy
I shall rescue you too.
About the Author “Namratha Varadharajan”
Namratha Varadharajan is a wife of one and mom of two adorable boys by day and poet by night. She has meandered her way to find her passion lies in writing, more specifically in writing verse. You can read more of her work at http://namysaysso.com.
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P.S – Namratha, I followed your instructions and really enjoyed reading the last poem the way you mentioned. 😛 Thanks.