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Verbatim et Literatim


“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed” – Ernest Hemingway



Penelope Alacosta – a brilliant woman with a brilliant mind and brilliant ideas emerged (through the gates of heaven) and became the Source of (Ultimate) Light (SOUL) – an everlasting inspiration. From that moment on, the inspiration has created some masterpieces, time and time again. The most profound after effect of the inspiration was that the creative work became the foundation of an inseparable bond (between the SOUL and myself), lasting for decades. The SOUL was the real inspiration, without a reasonable doubt, until, as things would pan out, the author was discarded. It is said that all discarded people should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

Verbatim et Literatim [Word for Word and Letter by Letter] – “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. I am sustained by the tranquility of an upright and loyal heart.” – William Wordsworth

Penelope Alacosta, during her short tenure, ensured that there are no shortfalls in the ‘spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’. The rule by which she regulated her conduct, was like a fountain yielding life and happiness into the creative art. She never showed a false indulgence. Never. She carried a very strong desire for the creative work, throughout. Thus, an unparalleled and inseparable bond blossomed for decades. For years, the young woman admired the creative works and in her own way, she gave in to the creative art. But, then a storm came and went. The parting of the ways was destined.

2017 was an exceptional year – a phenomenal year. By the grace of God, everything fell into place just the way it was destined to be. Decades-old relationships (family) renewed themselves (by way of a blessing in disguise) while some (newer ones, if any) have gone down in history as sickening and distasteful. Certainly, the grand finale is powerful. Get the grand finale wrong, and your development could be hindered by waiting for stuff that saps your vitality and consideration. A legitimately executed consummation, be that as it may, gives conclusion and cleanliness, preparing you to reach new heights with invigorated energy. And, the grand finale is being conducted by none other than a pretty jash katha.

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami







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Je Serai Poète et toi Poésie


“The best endings resonate because they echo a word, phrase, or image from earlier in the story, and the reader is prompted to think back to that reference and speculate on a deeper meaning.” – James Plath


An in-depth review of ‘Through the Darkness, With Love (Vol. 1)’ revealed the following statements:

A Poetic Letter makes me curious about the person named Mrs. Penelope and the story behind it and the personal connection between Tripathi and this Penelope is again reinstated in the composition titled SandeePenelope

Was this affair just his (the poet’s) imagination? I think not, for only a man who has known love and loss can write with such sensitivity and insight, so poetically.










Je  serai  poète  et  toi  poésie [I am a poet and you (my) poetry] –  Introducing PA`ST (Penelope Alacosta` Sandeep Tripathi), the two vital elements of ‘Through the Darkness, With Love’. Compositions such as “With Love“, “Hearts in Motion“, “A Woman” – reveal Penelope Alacosta whereas “A Garden of Love” reads Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Penelope. PA`ST is embedded in Volume 2 as well.

“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts” – Unknown. Without a doubt, Penelope carried the torch with pride, integrity and utmost respect (so did the short-lived Oriental Stranger). Penelope was few and far between. Evidently, she had to go. And, she did. Partly it was my fault, partly it was hers, and partly it was ours. Yet, she left behind words, phrases, and images that still resonate, time and again.

“Through the Darkness, With Love” [the book] and “A Wilderness of Voices” [the screenplay], share an exquisite relationship. The latter is a visual picturization of the former. Penelope Alacosta is the main character in the screenplay as well as the book. The journey of “A Wilderness of Voices” symbolizes an abysmal love, a rare treat.

Someone once said: “to live, to love, to learn and then to part is the greatest tragedy of the human heart” or in Latin, it is said: Ubi  Amor,  Ibi  Dolor  [Where there is Love, there is Pain]. However, where inspirational love is reciprocated (time and again) by way of humiliation, disrespect, utmost abhorrence and abuse, it is a judgment call – whether to feel pain or rejoice (good riddance).

Finally, “anybody can put things together that belong together but to put things together that don’t go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart’s. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved.” – Lukas Foss







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My Quotes as seen on – Sandeep N. Tripathi

“In life, growth is imminent. And, growth without change, is unthinkable. And, to make the unthinkable thinkable, new roads need to be carved out by way of old ones. The old stands tall and firm and befriends the new to fall into place, with refined maturity and greater understanding and cultured admiration. It’s simply pure Magic.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“From sunrise to sunset to sunrise, there is a lifetime of beauty, charm and elegance.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“Moment by moment, in life’s winter life froze
Echoing a history of blues, a milestone rose.” —
Sandeep N. Tripathi

“Within the realms of what goes around, resides the magnitude and severity of what comes around.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“Remember, thy own shadow isn’t far from thyself; in reality, it always follows thee, even in complete darkness (and in silence).” — </span<Sandeep N. Tripathi

“From sunrise to sunset to sunrise, there is a lifetime of joy, sorrow and happiness.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“From within the abysmal depths of a heart, the soul echoes A Lover’s Tale of an Eternal Love (Through the Darkness, With Love – Vol. 1).” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“A Kite in the Wind – with Love, Truth and Honesty – weathered A Wilderness of Voices, Through the Darkness, With Love.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi

“There are few people who are mature enough to uphold moral and ethical values; who have a remarkable character; who are honest and sincere; who cultivate and harbor loyalty, devotion and dedication by rendering a striking admiration.” — Sandeep N. Tripathi







































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