New Moon Rising by Anuradha Gupta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sparkling Words and Beautiful Paintings
Almost forty years ago, I lay on my back on a hill-top in Northern Kenya in the middle of the night. For a while, I was oblivious of the nocturnal scorpions and spiders and the other potentially nasty creatures which populated that hill. I was totally captivated by the night sky and the billions of stars in our universe. I was drawn in by light which had taken millions of years to get to me. My immediate surroundings became irrelevant as I was confronted by that awesome universal beauty.
Reading this book reminded me of that experience. Each word of Anu’s poems became a twinkling star in my universe. She has taken great trouble to lay them out on the paper so that they convey her feelings from within her heart and the memories she carries around in her brain. These lovely poems are further enhanced by her thoughtful watercolour paintings which relate strongly to her words.
The current troubles of our planet disappeared from my mind, just as the wild environment of northern Kenya had for me all those years ago.
I read this book twice, back-to-back in a continuous single session.
Thank you Anuradha Gupta for a truly delightful experience!