Please review my Blog on my new book " I AM DIRTY ; I NEED WASHING"
This is a Blog on the recently published book - "I AM DIRTY; I NEED WASHING". The book is of mix genres written over the years. I am currently working on my next Book "SHADES AND VERSES" which is a book of Poetry with associated photography where the readers would be taken to a different world where they can visualize each written verse. You will find few unedited Poems from my next book too.
Please help me with constructive feedback which would help my readers go thourgh my poems and also anything where you see opportunities to improve.
Cheers and Keep Winning,
hey dis is amhesh here . i wanna tell u dat all your poemsr fantastic :) :) btw can u help me out wid publishing a book of poems . i hav written arnd 40-50 poems n i desperately wanna publish it . if possible can u giv me contacts of sum publishers
Hi Mahesh, Thank you for your kind words. happy that you liked my poems. There are few things to publishing. I will not try and sound negative and would help you with everyting posssible. Firstly 1) Do you have a ready book which is edited and also been proof read. 2) Did you take feeedback from people. 3) Most importantly ...did you send your work to publishers. I am sending you a list of publishers of Poetry and you might wish to create a standard proposal letter and send across few of your poems to each one of them.
Please note that you would not know who would be publishing it...so please do not judge by the name. In some cases they might ask you upfront money so you need to take a call. In a place like India we have too many create geniuses and most of the publishers take advantage. however, please let me know if you can help me with 2-3 of your poems in a word format for me to discuss with my publisher in case they wish to publish. In you write short stories you can send a reqay to Prashant Karhade <email@example.com> of APK PUblishers. let me know if youe need any other help...i am available at firstname.lastname@example.org
tks for the info . i havent edited the poems or proof read dem so dats a start.
here's one of ma poems titled "Tribute to the unsung cook"
Cook Oh! Mighty I pray to you
The world looks up to you
For a constant supply of food from you.
The hard work put in by you
Can’t be matched even if anyone would like to,
You are sometimes in confusion
But brew the right concoction
In the right proportion.
You score eagles in time,
And bogeys in quality and quantity,
Your knees may wilt under pressure
Still you are as cool as a cucumber, and
You serve the right dish to the right customer.
You face tasks uphill,
But your determination makes it a ski-downhill.
Blood boils when civilians die
But when a cook dies
Only the broth boils - untended to.
Oh! Mighty cook I pray to you
For without your services
What will the world do.
- In memory of the cooks who sacrificed their lives to serve the guests at The Taj and Oberoi Hotels, Mumbai during 26/11 terrorist attack.
Behold us a country Who were much feared & proudIn the days of yoreBut look again ; And You will dismiss it as folklore.Ya Allah! We did nothing wrongBut are forced to sing this mournful song .Gone are the days when our economy used to rumbleNowdays it just struggle & fumble.You accuse us of warring At the drop of the hatBut you don’t notice the bickeringGoing on inside your flat .You accuse us of being warmongersBut look again ,you will findThe truth behind the veil .Ya Allah! We did nothing wrong But are forced to sing this mournful song .We are trapped in our countryLike rats in a cageAnd are forced to Die before old age
Ya Allah! We did nothing wrongBut are forced to sing this mournful song .All relegions promote peaceAnd for this we beg to the fraternityImmediately stop this enemityWe beg of you please.The different warring factions Have torn the country into fractionsThey don’t care about peoples’ sentimentsWhich they broken to fragments .Why is it that you always Look at the rotten side of an appleAnd ignore the good side ?Why is it that civilliansHave to bear the brunt Of masses, for the work of militants ?There is light at theEnd of every tunnel , AndWe can only hope, ThatThis one isn’t as long as a funnel.We can’t rise like a phoenix from the ashesCause we are always getting the bashes.Ya Allah!we did nothing wrongBut are forced to sing this mournful song .Holding fort is not our way, AndWe don’t wish to keep our friends at bay.For the fire that burned We are now being spurnedWe are all concerned, ForWe can’t leave without a foul tag being earned.Ya Allah!we did nothing wrong But are forced to sing this mournful song .Why is it that Even ThoughThe fire is being extinguishedWe are not being distinguished?It is for compassion & peace that we yearnBut we are forced to accept our fateWithout making way for hate .All our efforts are in vainBut we are forced to endure the pain.All relegions promote peaceAnd for this we beg to the fraternityImmediately stop this enemityWe beg of you please.Ya Allah!we did nothing wrong But are forced to sing this mournful song