“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss.
Author Review – The following is an independent review(s) of the author, Sandeep Narayan Tripathi. It provides important information about the author’s intentions and the scope of the work. It delves into the author’s style (formal or informal) and whether or not it is suitable for the intended audience. A review engagement is conducted to provide limited assurance that the material presented (reviewed) is above par. A review presents a reasonable basis for expressing limited assurance that no material modifications are necessary whereas an independent in-depth evaluation can lead to quite a revelation. This “does it make sense” analysis is useful when the author seeks much more than a limited assurance, in other words, a higher level of assurance. Not all reviews are synonymous but they do provide a level of comfort to the informed reader(s). Even an in-depth evaluation, by and large, can vary from reviewer to reviewer.
“Sandeep Tripathi is an American poet whose origins draw deeply from the Sanskrit tradition. Since the beginning of counted centuries, Sanskrit and Vedic poetry has been a foundation of expression of both spiritualism and the sciences in Indian literature and music, and is known for its profoundly existence-connected words. This is a new and powerful poetic voice that talks about universal themes like love, faith, human encounters, and a lot more. There is a beauty that comes across in the simplicity of style, the symbolism that comes through the beautiful diction, and the philosophical tone that pierces the darkness. There is depth in most of the poems, and the author allows his humanity to come through each poem very clearly. The descriptive word usage not only captures the intellect, but it also creates a bridge of transfiguration, where readers experience the expressions and see from the poet’s point of view. Not many writers can pull off such a feat. This poet is among those who are skilled enough to deliver such a potent read”
“While most poets inspired in this movement use religious imagery to express their words, Tripathi fuses the traditional, transforming God into a force of Nature, and his certain passion for Western and Modern poets, and produces poems that have their own resonance. 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. His poetry is very powerful, often leaving you with something to think about. The poetic expressions in the beginning of this book flowed elegantly and purposefully. I smiled as I read line by line. The imagery was easy to follow and such a delight. ”
“With some almost verging on American lyrical form, such as A Poetic Letter, a Bob Dylanesque piece that speaks to anyone in romantic conflict, Tripathi uses the skin of his verse to communicate a deeper pool beneath for the reader to discover (a few words suggest a realm past and relationships fractured). Other times, poems venture into a post-Beat form, such as the Basquiat- reminiscent.”
It’s all about love, love and love. And, in order to love “love”, one needs to understand love.