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Dharma Artha Kama Moksha – Poetry by Seethalakshmi Suraj

My journey in the world of poetry began quite late. I hardly enjoyed them during my school days. However, when I was in college, something came to me spontaneously and my journey started. My lines were not polished, nor they had a particular form. So I started to read about poetry. After a decade or so, I can dare to say that I write a decent poetry in Marathi with one audiobook under my belt. “चिमुकली स्वप्ने” my first and only poetry collection is available on storytel for you all to enjoy.

However, my understanding of English poetry is that of a beginner’s level. I sometime fail to comprehend if a particular piece is a poetry or just a paragraph. I found Seethalakshmi’s “Dharma Artha Kama Moksha” in Blogchatter’s E-book librabry. This particular book is a part of their Ebook carnival where I have also put up my book ओंजळभर प्रेम.

Who did I like this one?

Let me tell you very frankly that I fail to understand quite a few poems in this book due to my lack of understanding. Yet there are few pieces which grabbed my attention and one of them is “I See a Monster from My Window”. I just loved the way she has created this imagery of continuously growing plastic eating monster which one day will eat us all. My most favorite lines from the poem are

Who feeds the monster, you ask?
Oh, to remember every name, is a task
It’s definitely me, it’s definitely you,
It’s our every neighbour, old & new

I see a monster from my window | Harita (Dharma Artha Kama Moksha by Seethalakshmi)

She has penned poems covering four aspects of human life and I am sure every poet atleast once have written about Moksh / Mukti in one form or the other. Even I couldn’t stop myself from writing

लागे मज आस, सायुज्य मुक्तीची,
तोड बेडी आता, कर्मचक्र… ||

I liked the way she has designed the book. Yet only think which is missing in the copy of ebook is the cover used in other graphics. Use of the same cover would have improved the appearance a bit. I am enjoying my this learning experience and am sure people who are ahead of me on this path will enjoy this collection for sure.

You can grab your copy of Dharma Artha Kama Moksha by Seethalakshmi here.

This is a part of Blogchatter’s Ebook Carnival. You can read more of my book recommendations here.

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  1. Thank you for the honest review, Aditya. It helps. I can say that poetry is more of an acquired taste and I’m glad you are taking to it, slowly & steadily 🙂 Btw, as with the book cover, it was nothing but a last-minute error. The cover seen here is for the inside pages & I didn’t know I had to merge the book cover too with the pdf. I sent it separately. My bad but lessons learnt!

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