Reviewed By: Gisela Dixon
Review Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite
Through the Darkness, With Love: A Poetic Love Story by Sandeep Narayan Tripathi is a poetry collection that expresses thoughts on life in all of its facets. In Through the Darkness, With Love, Sandeep provides a background and foreword to this collection by talking about his inspiration for this book, which is life itself with its ups and downs, joys and sorrows, pleasures and sufferings, and that experiencing all of this is the essence of life and growth. The poems are written revolving around these themes and are accompanied by pictures that complement the themes. Although the poems cover a range of emotions and feelings, the general feeling is definitely one that is upbeat and positive rather than negative, and encourages the reader to delve deep under the surface to find joy, meaning, and inspiration in life.
I liked Through the Darkness, With Love: A Poetic Love Story and thought that the poems were pleasant to read and some of them were inspiring. I felt that they probably expressed Sandeep’s own outlook on life at times, and there is sometimes a spiritual quality to them. A few of the ones I liked more than others were Utopia, Fed Up, A Farewell A Welcome, and A Solitary Lover. The poems are composed well and range from a few paragraphs to a few pages in some cases. Sandeep’s writing evokes feelings of peace and serenity at times, and musings and reflections on the nature of life at other times. Overall, this is a good collection of poems for fans of the poetry genre.