Through the Darkness, With Love

Through the Darkness, With Love

Volume 1 - Second Edition

Poetry - General
150 Pages
Reviewed on 10/15/2016
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Author Biography

Sandeep N. Tripathi is a financial analyst. He has an extensive and diverse fund and corporate accounting experience in treasury management, month-end accounting close, general ledger analysis and month end financial procedures and reporting. He has a vast knowledge of corporate, partnership and personal income taxes as well as computer networking, hardware and software. Sandeep is passionate about creative writing and has few of his poems published. He received an award for the best new poets in the year 1988. Aside from being a bright individual, Sandeep is a highly versatile individual. Every experience, no matter how great or small, has molded him into the current state of being. He possesses the ability to solve problems more realistically and methodically while having the potential to excel in anything (almost). He strives to enrich the lives of people within his circle of friends. The more he ages, the more enlightened he becomes and the more light he sheds. He has a proven track record of taking ownership and steering people in the right direction; however, there have been exceptions as manifested by the following idiom: "you can lead a horse to water (but you can't make him/it drink)". Based on his life's experiences, personal and professional, he is able to guide individuals with a sense of direction (with a few exceptions). He has great analytical powers. He leads a charmed life. He manifests his approval with a hearty laugh. Sandeep is a quick thinker, quick-witted and comprehends life's challenges wondrously. He connects the dots, by making use of his cognitive skills, to solve life's mysteries. It's a learning process exemplified by change. "A flower doesn't grow unless you water and tend to it". Thus, Sandeep continues to progress his passion for writing and his enthusiasm for getting a job well done.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Elise Towner for Readers' Favorite

Through The Darkness, With Love - Volume 1 by Sandeep N Tripathi is a beautifully written composition of love poems about one man’s experience that spans courtships over his lifetime. 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. 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.

Reading this book of poems was like breathing in a breath of fresh air. After being scorned by love’s thorns, it is good to know that there is a lighter side of life and we must always look at our journey as lessons and accept the good with the bad, yet remain hopeful, knowing that life must go on. 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. If you have ever read Love Warrior, and Present over Perfect, you will definitely find that these poems convey those exact sentiments of living a life of purpose and seeing the beauty in love, despite the hardships in a relationship. I found this book of poetry an inspirational read indeed.

Mamta Madhavan

Through the Darkness, With Love - Vol. 1 by Sandeep N. Tripathi is a collection of poems that speaks about life and emotions in general. The poet's observations and views on life and his surroundings have been expressed in a very aesthetic way, giving readers a good perspective on his thinking and his views on life and love. Through his poetry, the poet takes readers to another dimension of life, and encourages them to understand that what lies beneath the surface of what we see and what we think is the real thing. The world of aestheticism he creates with his poetry is encouraging and it transports readers into a world of creativity.

The poems revolve around everyday happenings and the author glorifies the daily beauty and awesome elements of every day of our lives. Every poem in the collection has its own appeal and will make readers look at their surroundings and life with a new outlook. It will make them more observant of what is happening in their lives. The style of writing is descriptive and I enjoyed the rhyming poems a lot. The poet gives good rhythm and a lyrical quality to the poems.

The last poem in the book - 'About Life' - is perfect and, as the author mentions, life goes on and he motivates and encourages readers to walk the journey of life with self-respect. Once they read this book, readers will be eager to know what the author is going to share with them in the next volume.

Gisela Dixon

Through the Darkness, With Love - Vol. 1 by Sandeep N. Tripathi is a collection of poems about love, heartbreak, and life in general. Through the Darkness, With Love - Vol. 1 has been written over many years and indeed contains a mix of poetry from poems on youthful love and infatuation, heartache, betrayal, sadness, to a mature acceptance of life and everything that it brings with it. The emphasis on most of the poetry in this book is on romantic love and heartbreak, with life lessons thrown in between with powerful titles such as Headless and Heartless, Stormy Evening, and The Sleeping Stranger. This is a fairly short collection of poems and can be read in any order.

Through the Darkness, With Love - Vol. 1 by Sandeep N. Tripathi contains a good set of poems revolving around a central theme of lost love and heartache. The writing comes across as simple and genuine with no artificial frills. It seems to come from the heart. Although the main theme of the poems is love, there is also an underlying element of life and the philosophy that everything that happens in life is simply meant to happen, and that is just how it is. One can also sense sometimes that the poems were written at different time periods because the subject matter varies from the love of the very young to the mature. Overall, Through the Darkness, With Love - Vol. 1 by Sandeep N. Tripathi is a good read for people who are poetry fans.