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Through the Darkness, With Love (Volume 1) – 3rd Edition,  is a volume of short poems in a variety of styles that tells short stories and is written with an almost lyrical zeal. All of the poems have some deep meaning hidden in them, and a few are in a longer and more free-form style while others are short and punchy, meant to drive ideas home as fast as possible. 1

The book provides a wide variety of poesy that spans the width and breadth of human emotions and life. The poems vary in style and definition, from rhythm and rhyme to prose poetry, and a form I had not seen before whereby the first letter of each stanza spelled a name or message associated with the poem.”  2

Some lines are very philosophical and highly quotable. For instance, in ‘A Farewell A Welcome,’ the poet says, “Moment by moment in life’s winter life froze / Echoing a history of blues, a milestone rose,” capturing an existential truth that everyone has to face: life is never easy before a breakthrough. His poetry is very powerful, often leaving you with something to think about. Several of the poems stuck with me, even after reading, for various reasons. If you have ever fallen in love and experienced heartache, you will undoubtedly relate to the poems in this book. Love, truth and honesty are what you will experience with this work of art. 3

It is a beautifully written composition of love poems about one man’s experience that spans courtship’s over his lifetime. In a heartfelt and intriguing work, with each poem, the poet draws the reader into his dark journey of the soul through love’s perils and joys. The author tells a story of hearts in motion and it seems that he has found his soul mate, but alas, he is alone. Was this affair just his imagination? I think not, for only a man who has known love and loss can write with such sensitivity and insight, so poetically. 4

Through the Darkness, With Love (Volume 1) 3rd Edition is perhaps best defined by its cover. The author is a master at evoking these emotional images with his sensitivity for wordsmithing, understanding of the human psyche, and above all, an agile imagination. Using a variety of literary devices, the poet has produced a volume of intricate and sometimes complex poetry. Through The Darkness, With Love demonstrates his skill with words as he opens his heart, allowing his feelings to cascade onto the page in a stream of poignant verse. 5

Adorable heart’s reply to why

A deep true love can beautify
A pure dedication can gratify
Poetic love shall make us cry
Sincere words are cut and dry
Loving verse echo a deep sigh
Through the Darkness – we fly
In love With Love, we magnify

Adorable heart’s reply to why

© 07/27/17 Sandeep Tripathi











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“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss.


Author Review – The following is an independent review(s) of the author, Sandeep Narayan Tripathi. It provides important information about the author’s intentions and the scope of the work. It delves into the author’s style (formal or informal) and whether or not it is suitable for the intended audience. A review engagement is conducted to provide limited assurance that the material presented (reviewed) is above par. A review presents a reasonable basis for expressing limited assurance that no material modifications are necessary whereas an independent in-depth evaluation can lead to quite a revelation. This “does it make sense” analysis is useful when the author seeks much more than a limited assurance, in other words, a higher level of assurance. Not all reviews are synonymous but they do provide a level of comfort to the informed reader(s). Even an in-depth evaluation, by and large, can vary from reviewer to reviewer.

“Sandeep Tripathi is an American poet whose origins draw deeply from the Sanskrit tradition. Since the beginning of counted centuries, Sanskrit and Vedic poetry has been a foundation of expression of both spiritualism and the sciences in Indian literature and music, and is known for its profoundly existence-connected words. This is a new and powerful poetic voice that talks about universal themes like love, faith, human encounters, and a lot more. There is a beauty that comes across in the simplicity of style, the symbolism that comes through the beautiful diction, and the philosophical tone that pierces the darkness. There is depth in most of the poems, and the author allows his humanity to come through each poem very clearly. The descriptive word usage not only captures the intellect, but it also creates a bridge of transfiguration, where readers experience the expressions and see from the poet’s point of view. Not many writers can pull off such a feat. This poet is among those who are skilled enough to deliver such a potent read”

“While most poets inspired in this movement use religious imagery to express their words, Tripathi fuses the traditional, transforming God into a force of Nature, and his certain passion for Western and Modern poets, and produces poems that have their own resonance. In a heartfelt and intriguing work, with each poem Sandeep draws the reader into his dark journey of the soul through love’s perils and joys. His poetry is very powerful, often leaving you with something to think about. The poetic expressions in the beginning of this book flowed elegantly and purposefully. I smiled as I read line by line. The imagery was easy to follow and such a delight. ”

“With some almost verging on American lyrical form, such as A Poetic Letter, a Bob Dylanesque piece that speaks to anyone in romantic conflict, Tripathi uses the skin of his verse to communicate a deeper pool beneath for the reader to discover (a few words suggest a realm past and relationships fractured). Other times, poems venture into a post-Beat form, such as the Basquiat- reminiscent.”

It’s all about love, love and love. And, in order to love “love”, one needs to understand love.   [READ MORE]

“Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.” ― John Dryden, All for Love.






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