Wordless Wednesday -172



Good News – Poems In Zaporogue XV And Another Review Of My Book.

The wonderful 2014 edition of ‘Zaporogue XV by Various Authors’ is out and is FREE to download. An international e-magazine by acclaimed author Seb  Dubinsky, Zaporogue’s current edition has fiction and poetry in Danish, French and English. It also showcases some impressive work by artists and photographers. Overall an electric blend of creative geniuses.

I have 15 short poems in the collection along with well-known writers and poets such as Cynthia Atkins, Matt Bialer, James Goddard and Robert Stark, noted artist Manu Rich, photographer Jean-François Mariotti and fashion designer Laure Kczekotowska.

Apart from them there is an added bonus of discovering lesser known but impressive writings of several other writers. I am absolutely loving this 258 page treasure.

This is the third time my work is published here and I am grateful to Seb for providing me this platform.

My work in previous editions of Le Zap 

1. Zaporogue 11 – Poems

2. Zaporogue 13 – Short Story


Zaporogue XV 

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Another good news is a heartwarming review  of Collection of Chaos by William. B. Burkholder (poet/author).  It is very helpful when readers connect, an important step in the evolution of self as a writer.  Do read the book and let me know your views.

Here is what William says,

Book Review: Collection of Chaos by: Tikuli

“Every writer is a city unto themselves. 
Their memories and experiences; the streets and avenues.
The reader is conveyed via the words and lines of the poet.

The miraculous journey gifted to us to see the sights, and hear the sounds within these cities.

Tikuli’s newest collection of Poetry, “ Collection of Chaos” provides the reader with this privilege. To journey with her through those memories and experiences.

When immersed in verse and page that she has so masterfully created, the reader shall find themselves connected in a way that is more than literary joy, more than the mere passing of a moment’s time reading…

They shall find themselves’ s in a world, in a city that Tikuli has created. It is hers and hers alone.
She allows us to wander among the pages, to see what lies beyond the curve, around the next corner.

Each page leaves me asking for “ More Please”
When a writer/poet present themselves with the purity of heart as this author does.
You can tell immediately that she lays it all on the table.

These are her truths, these are her words, this is her poetry, and this is “Collection of Chaos” by Tikuli. 

The reading public should take note of this author. For this will not be the last that we hear from her. I trust that her City will continue to grow and that there shall be more streets and avenues, giving us the continued gifts of her poetic journey. “

William Burkholder

The Writer’s Sight, The Sower’s tree, This Thing Called Man

Thank you so much for the encouragement William.  So glad you found a connect with my book.

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A Poem, A Blog Feature And A Conversation


Nothing is more encouraging for a writer than readers finding a connect with her writings. I never talked about the making of ‘Collection Of Chaos’ and when Ritesh of ‘ A book is a sexy thing‘ asked me for an interview I felt really honored. Though I have given interviews earlier this is special because it is my First Conversation as a Debut Author.

Here is an excerpt :

Q1. Tell us something about your book ‘Collection of Chaos’? How would you introduce it to a potential reader?


Collection of chaos is a journey inside the poet’s mind, her life and all that surrounds it. Each poem has emerged from the complex interactions of heart and mind, the struggles of daily life and a search for oneself beneath all the role-playing. The book wasn’t conceived as a whole but  it’s a patchwork quilt of poems.

It isn’t  just the product of disciplined hard work and learning with an open mind but also of great mentorship. They say that when the student is ready the master appears and I have been blessed to find teachers who not only helped me evolve but also stood by me when everyone including myself had given up on me. They had a profound impact on me as a writer and as a person. Sometimes you need more than your own power to make things happen. This book could not have happened without the support, encouragement and friendship that made me trust those people implicitly.  An artistic evolution is a dream work and each dream work is a team work.

Q2. When was it that you found your call in writing?

Answer:….. Read More Here  –  6 Questions, 6 Answers :An Interview with Tikuli, Author of Collection of Chaos 

There is a lot more to read on this blog so do encourage the young blogger and give your opinion. 

Thank you Ritesh for the interview. I really enjoyed the conversation.


Janaki Nagaraj is an exceptional writer, a very loving and caring friend, and a fellow blogger. When she asked me to write a poem for her blog I felt delighted but honestly I was not ready for the post that appeared today on her blog. To be featured as an Inspiration is a humbling experience. I am honoured and blessed. We all draw inspiration from each other and it is a great thing to express love and gratitude. I totally dig this.

Janaki’s poems have just been published in an anthology called – Minds@Work 2  . Click on the link to buy the book.

You can read her poems, reviews, stories etc  Here – Memoirs of A Homemaker .

Thank you Janaki for being a wonderful friend. Keep writing.


I painted myself

in a corner of your room

(Read  the whole poem on  – Inspirations

Many thanks to both of you for providing me with a platform to voice my thoughts and share my work.

I am eagerly waiting for the feedback, ratings and reviews of my poetry book. Do read and share your views. 

Onward we go. 

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Book Review – Blue Vessel By Nabina Das

An excerpt from my Review of ‘Blue Vessel’ by Nabina Das, First published in Pirene’s Fountain. 


The poems in Blue Vessel are feisty, playful, full of life: there isn’t a sign of melancholy, the gloomy dark clouds on the horizon. The collection offers a glimmer of hope—one can feel the grass, bees, birds, river, flowers, fields, morning dew, even clothes lines pulsate with life. For Das “metaphors are sometimes stars and a common sun” as in the lines from her “Never Poem”:

Hear. If you can from there
Wispy flutters inside the ears
A bug stuck, wings of sheer
Silk dying in a verse-like throb

Blue Vessel is a nomadic journey across cities, states, continents taking in the scenic fields, rivers and hills, breathing in the aromas, textures sounds and sights of everyday living. As you read her poems, you become the vessel.

To read more Click  Here 

Nabina’s Blog 

Nabina Das also has a novel titled “Footprints in the Bajra” from Cedar Books, India. Her second poetry book ( Into The Migrant City) and début short fiction collection  ( The House Of Twining Roses)  are also available now. 

Photo Credit – Nabina.