A little deviation from my Sunday book review today. Today I’m happy to be part of Balroop Singh’s Bloghop. Balroop has recently published her newest poetry book – Timeless Echoes. I have yet to read this book, but am very much looking forward to doing so because Balroop’s writing swoops the reader right into her words and always leaves us with something to think about.
Balroop Singh, a former teacher and an educationalist always had a passion for writing. She is a poet, a creative non-fiction writer, a relaxed blogger and a doting grandma. She writes about people, emotions and relationships. Her poetry highlights the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.
When turbulences hit, when shadows of life darken, when they come like unseen robbers, with muffled exterior, when they threaten to shatter your dreams, it is better to break free rather than get sucked by the vortex of emotions.
A self-published author, she is the poet of Sublime Shadows of Life and Emerging From Shadows, both widely acclaimed poetry books. She has also written When Success Eludes, Emotional Truths Of Relationships Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited and Allow Yourself to be a Better Person.
Balroop Singh has always lived through her heart. She is a great nature lover; she loves to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure her with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. She can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through her garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on her. She lives in San Ramon, California.
Certain desires and thoughts remain within our heart, we can’t express them, we wait for the right time, which never comes till they make inroads out of our most guarded fortresses to spill on to the pages of our choice. This collection is an echo of that love, which remained obscure, those yearnings that were suppressed, the regrets that we refuse to acknowledge. Many poems seem personal because they are written in first person but they have been inspired from the people around me – friends and acquaintances who shared their stories with me.
Some secrets have to remain buried because they are ours
We do share them but only with the stars
The tears that guarded them were as precious as flowers
Soothing like balm on festering scars.
While there are no boxes for grief and joy, some persons in our life are more closely associated with these emotions. Their separation shatters us, their memories echo, we grieve but life does not stagnate for anyone…it is more like a river that flows despite the boulders. When imagination and inspiration try to offer solace, poetry that you are about to read springs forth.
Title: Timeless echoes
Author: Balroop Singh
Available at: Kindle Click on the link
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The Editor’s Review:
Half of what we say are lies although they might be considered true, but truth with one’s self is an accepted bundle of lies except for those rare moments of self-realization. These lines right at the start of Timeless Echoes, ‘Each moment is precious, we try to cage it within our heart, where it perches in perfect rampart, embalmed by memories,’ reveal how this book is a healer, promising to lay bare the ills of the soul as it soothes, cleanses, and nurtures; instilling in us a will to learn and live without fear, and a will to not hurt others: ‘Why can’t our hearts feel the hurt we hurl at others?’
Balroop’s new book is a steadfast repudiation of those ills that we painfully hide under the covers of our flesh to present the polished exterior as truth. This magnetic collection of poems highlights our precious human lives with all their varied emotions and imposing relations: the lives often blinded by the strictures of the self-made duplicity, an excessively common phenomenon. ‘Listen to your heart, my friend. It knows you well,’ she writes.
I treasure these ‘forgetting fragile facets of love, facade of fading memories, echoes of dwindling love, is all I have now, yet love echoes refuse to subside’ believing that love echoes are soul-launched signals, ready to hug our pretenses to forge a divine assimilation because the struggle has always been with the self that we excommunicate to build up a wall, which obscures the travails plaguing the core. And finding a path to the core is the cure since there’s no villainy in the soul.
As Balroop proclaims ‘love is such a strange emotion, it gives less, it claims more…the facade of love is so delusive,’ I concur how our infirmities require urgent banishment, more pressing now than ever. And once I’ve made peace with the self, ‘the dark corridors are like meadows, they glow with my presence.’ Yes, without an iota of my own falsehoods plaguing me.
- Mahesh Nair
Moments That Echo
Each moment is precious
We try to cage it within our heart
Where it perches in perfect rampart
Embalmed by memories!
Moments of love croon around us
Offering eternal passion that blinds
Drowning in the deluge of delusion
Validating ephemeral enchantment!
Moments of joy glisten on the sand of time
Fleeting away faster than dappling light
Peeping through the corridors of life
At the mercy of others’ delight!
Woeful moments smile through strife
Each one stretching far and wide
Into every nerve and sinew
Sneering at our impertinent divide!
Each moment an experience in itself
We grow in its glow to wend and win
Divesting the ignorance of our thoughts
Solace echoing within!
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You can visit her blog at: http://balroop2013.wordpress.com
Connecting links: https://twitter.com/BalroopShado
48 thoughts on “#Blogshare – New Release by Balroop Singh – #Poetry – Timeless Echoes”
Lovely to see Balroop here… thanks Debby.. ♥
Thanks so much for dropping in Sal. ❤ xx
Thank you Sally, Love and hugs.
Thanks, Debby! Great to see Balroops new book here. I’ve read great things about it and I hope it does very well. Best of luck!
Thanks so much Olga for your lovely wishes 🙂 x
Thank you for lovely wishes Olga, I am thrilled at the kind of response I have got in Blogosphere! 🙂
Hi Deb, Thank you SO much! I am delighted to be here today with my new book. Timeless echoes has attracted a lot of attention and I am so grateful to you and all those who have spread a word about it. Love and hugs dear friend. Stay blessed! 🙂 🙂
My absolute pleasure to help you spread the word about your newest beautiful book Balroop. 🙂 x
I can’t see the author pic Deb, there is just a blank box in place of picture. Is it just that my wifi is playing tricks? But all other images on the page are loading except this one?
Hi Balroop. I think it’s your wifi or browser perhaps. I just checked it and it’s fine 🙂
I can see it now. 🙂
Finally! Lol 🙂
Hi Debby and Balroop – your book sounds to be full of fabulous poetry – and I like the description ‘happiness is a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on!’ that makes sense … good luck – cheers Hilary
Thank you so much for dropping by Hilary. Balroop with be thrilled. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and wishes Hilary, I am delighted to hear that you like the description. I have felt that moving on melts distress and steers us toward new hope.
I am really enjoying reading all these amazing poems from Balroop, Debby. A lovely post and thanks for hosting.
And thank you for visiting Robbie 🙂
Thank you Robbie, coming from a poet like you is so thrilling! 🙂
I saw Balroop’s new release on another website, and I see it here now. Full of sharp imagery!
You are so kind to share, Debby. Thank you!
Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your lovely comment Marian. 🙂
So nice to meet you Marian. Thanks for noticing imagery in my poems, I appreciate it. Stay blessed!
Not much for poetry (no surprise, eh?) but I like the excerpts. Speaking of “like,” that’s on my list of support requests to WordPress to figure out why clicking on like doesn’t work again for me. Oh well. 😉 On another note: my sites are NOW all HTTPS and are again available on the EU.
Thanks for dropping by John. So glad you got the nightmare stuff cleared up on your blog. Now, as for not being able to ‘like’, could be a glitch. 🙂
Thank you John. 🙂
I do believe I am on the shores of “glitchy gloomy,” to paraphrase Longfellow. Backing up sites and downloading articles from the Quarterly while I search for a new webhost.
Debby, a delight to see Balroop on your blog … her poetry is always inspiring and thought-provoking!
Yes it is Annika. And I was happy to be part of Balroop’s booklaunch! 🙂 xx
I am quite overwhelmed with such beautiful words. Thank you Annika. 🙂
Congratulations to Balroop! She’s certainly made the rounds. Good for her! Thanks for hosting, Debby! You’re the best! ❤ xx
Thanks my Lovely ❤
Wow! Vashti is here too! Many thanks dear ladies, your support is immensely appreciated. 🙂
What a beautiful share Debby, and Congratulations to dear Balroop on another publication of what I am certain will be a wonderful book to read…
Like you Debby I adore Balroops poetry, insights and Wisdom and her beautiful way with words..
I have so many people to catch up with.. but I am making a small dent..
Know you are loved my friend.. I have so many wonderful WordPress family,
Thankyou for your support and your patience..
And much love to Balroop should she drop by before I get to her blog.. ❤
Thank you so much for taking a moment to visit Sue. I know you’ve been on a bit of a blogging break or should I say, life break, lol. So I appreciate your visit and I’m sure Balroop appreciates your lovely words too. Be well my dear friend. ❤ xoxoxo
What a pleasant surprise Sue! Hope all is well at your side and your garden is flourishing in your company. Thanks for your wishes and such beautiful words, which keep me going. Yes, we have a wonderful and loving family in this blogosphere. I appreciate the support of each of you.
Love and hugs dear Sue. You know I missed you! 🙂
You have shown this to be a wonderful book of poetry, Debby, worth spending time and money on. Thank you for the recommendation.
So glad you enjoyed the intro to Balroop’s book Norah. 🙂 x
Thank you Norah for such beautiful words of appreciation. I hope you like it. 🙂
I’m a fan! I look forward to this delicious read. This also promises to delight the senses through her rich poetry. Thanks for sharing, Deb!
So happy you enjoy Balroop’s beautiful writing Lis. Thanks for adding to the happiness here. ❤
You know my poetry so well Lisa, I know you would enjoy this collection. Thank you for chiming in dear friend. Stay blessed!
So thrilled for Balroop and her release of Timeless Echoes!
Bravo, Balroop, on another amazing achievement! You have so much to celebrate. Best wishes for continued success.
Thanks so much for sharing, Debby, as always! 🙂
Thanks so much Natalie. I just love authors helping authors. ❤
Thank you for your wishes Natalie. I appreciate your standing by to share your thoughts. 🙂
I’m happy to see you are a part of Balroop’s blog tour, Debby. Her poems are lovely, and I’m glad she is sharing a different one on the different websites.
Thank you Liesbet. I’m happy to be part of her beautiful book launch. 🙂 x
Oh yes Liesbet, Deb is a gem I found in blogosphere! She is a wonderful support! Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.
It’s wonderful to see Balroop here, Debby, and once I buy my first Kindle, her book will be my first to read. I know it’ll be a beautiful compilation. ❤❤
That’s so lovely of you to say Lauren. Thank for dropping by ❤