The Soulful Recollection Friendship and Life

Poetry - Inspirational
133 Pages
Reviewed on 04/04/2012
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Author Biography

Payal Roy is an avid reader,a poet and a travel enthusiast, besides being a professional banker, who loves to travel to new places, meet and interact with new found friends,and explore their history, culture and traditions.

She loves reading both fiction and non-fiction books and writes poems, articles and short stories in her pastimes.

For Payal, authoring and creativity have always been some of her major areas of interest from her childhood. Her penchant for writing poems and novels developed in her junior school years and has continued through her growing up years.

Payal values friendship, nature and memorable moments spent amongst a diverse culture of people and places. She holds them close to her heart through her poems and short articles on life and its changing moments.

She sincerely attempts to share her views and ideas lucidly with her readers, and looks forward to continue creating a host of vibrant fictional and non-fictional works in future.

Hailing from India, Payal is married and presently lives in Europe with her family.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite

Poet Payal Roy explains in the preface that poetry has been a major focus in her life since junior high when she was required to create a poem as a class assignment. Inspired by the emotion of writing as well as nature photography, she includes some of her pictures (as well as those taken by her husband) in the book as well.

In her piece titled “A Child in You,” she encourages the reader to quit being so bored/boring and to remember that you only live once and should enjoy every moment of it. The poem invites you to remember all of the simple joys of your childhood running on green lawns and seeing the magic in nature.

Many of the poems include elements of nature such as sky, grass, flowers, and trees and most of them talk about life being precious and to have hope and enjoy the beautiful world by appreciating it each and every day. Among the inspiring photos are images of the sunset over Lotus Temple in India, a beach in France, the countryside in Prague, a mountain in Spain, clouds in Poland and flowers in the Netherlands.

In “Light,” Roy contemplates light being a flicker of hope, a true spirit, a lack of ignorance, or a thirst for knowledge. In this collection of more than 40 poems, you’ll find pieces titled, “Reach Out,” “Colours,” “Saga of Life,” “A Never Ending Hope,” and “In a Nutshell” among many others.