Life’s little treasures

Book title – Life’s little treasures

Genre – Poetry

Publisher –  BookLeaf publishing      Pages – 32 pages   Language – English

Author – Candice Midde

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‘Life’s little treasures’ is a slim volume of poetry and the debut book of Candice Midde. It’s a reminder that life’s pleasures are to be found in the simple things of everyday life. A heat desirous of finding joy can always find it in the elements around us, in the objects that we come across every day or even in the people that we meet. That’s the tenet that this book is based on and it wonderfully captures the poet’s emotions on these topics.
The book is only 32 pages and thus is a very quick read. The poems are written in free verse and are unencumbered by the bondages of syllables, meter, and other rules that govern poetic expression. The language is simple and it flows freely and in a straightforward manner to convey the message from the poet.
The poet says – ‘These 21 poems are a compilation of my little ways of capturing those sentiments of going back to the most cherished times of my life.’ I have to agree with her there. My favourite poems from this compilation are –
‘Return of the classics’ – Here the poet speaks of the return of nostalgia, memories, reminisces, remembrances, days of the past and, of the time spent in Grandma’s backyard. This is a beautiful, heart-touching poem that took me back to my childhood.
‘Morning Walk’ – In this poem the poet speaks of the joy that is to be found in something as simple as a morning walk when the sunrays gently rest upon the land, the birds sing and there is a feeling of bliss.
There are other poems in this volume that many will relate to, such as – ‘low battery’, ‘first date’, ‘My scooter’, ‘Lonely’, ‘My soulmate’, ‘Those college days’, etc.
If you are looking for a quick read of poetry and do not want to spend hours trying to decipher the convoluted poetic language, this is the book for you!

About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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