Blog Tour: “Timeless Echoes” by Balroop Singh

15 Jul

Hello, everyone! I’m excited to welcome today’s special guest: Balroop Singh and her new poetry book, “Timeless Echoes“.

I read another of Balroop Singh’s poetry books, “Emerging From Shadows” and loved it. So I look forward to reading this one as well.

 

 

Introducing poet and author, Balroop Singh:

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Poet, Balroop Singh

 

Author Bio:

Balroop Singh, a former teacher and an educationalist always had a passion for writing.  She is a poet, a creative non-fiction writer, a relaxed blogger and a doting grandma. She writes about people, emotions and relationships. Her poetry highlights the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.

 

When turbulences hit, when shadows of life darken, when they come like unseen robbers, with muffled exterior, when they threaten to shatter your dreams, it is better to break free rather than get sucked by the vortex of emotions.

A self-published author, she is the poet of Sublime Shadows of Life and Emerging From Shadows, both widely acclaimed poetry books. She has also written When Success EludesEmotional Truths Of Relationships Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited and Allow Yourself to be a Better Person.

 

Balroop Singh has always lived through her heart. She is a great nature lover; she loves to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure her with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. She can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through her garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on her. She lives in San Ramon, California.

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Book Blurb:

Certain desires and thoughts remain within our heart, we can’t express them, we wait for the right time, which never comes till they make inroads out of our most guarded fortresses to spill on to the pages of our choice. This collection is an echo of that love, which remained obscure, those yearnings that were suppressed, the regrets that we refuse to acknowledge. Many poems seem personal because they are written in first person but they have been inspired from the people around me – friends and acquaintances who shared their stories with me.

 

Some secrets have to remain buried because they are ours
We do share them but only with the stars
The tears that guarded them were as precious as flowers
Soothing like balm on festering scars.

 

While there are no boxes for grief and joy, some persons in our life are more closely associated with these emotions. Their separation shatters us, their memories echo, we grieve but life does not stagnate for anyone…it is more like a river that flows despite the boulders. When imagination and inspiration try to offer solace, poetry that you are about to read springs forth.

Book Information:

Title: Timeless echoes

Author: Balroop Singh

Genre: Poetry

Available at: Kindle

 

 

The Editor’s Review:

 

Half of what we say are lies although they might be considered true, but truth with one’s self is an accepted bundle of lies except for those rare moments of self-realization. These lines right at the start of Timeless Echoes, ‘Each moment is precious, we try to cage it within our heart, where it perches in perfect rampart, embalmed by memories,’ reveal how this book is a healer, promising to lay bare the ills of the soul as it soothes, cleanses, and nurtures; instilling in us a will to learn and live without fear, and a will to not hurt others: ‘Why can’t our hearts feel the hurt we hurl at others?’

 

Balroop’s new book is a steadfast repudiation of those ills that we painfully hide under the covers of our flesh to present the polished exterior as truth. This magnetic collection of poems highlights our precious human lives with all their varied emotions and imposing relations: the lives often blinded by the strictures of the self-made duplicity, an excessively common phenomenon. ‘Listen to your heart, my friend. It knows you well,’ she writes.

 

I treasure these ‘forgetting fragile facets of love, facade of fading memories, echoes of dwindling love, is all I have now, yet love echoes refuse to subside’ believing that love echoes are soul-launched signals, ready to hug our pretenses to forge a divine assimilation because the struggle has always been with the self that we excommunicate to build up a wall, which obscures the travails plaguing the core. And finding a path to the core is the cure since there’s no villainy in the soul.

 

As Balroop proclaims ‘love is such a strange emotion, it gives less, it claims more…the facade of love is so delusive,’ I concur how our infirmities require urgent banishment, more pressing now than ever. And once I’ve made peace with the self, ‘the dark corridors are like meadows, they glow with my presence.’ Yes, without an iota of my own falsehoods plaguing me.

Mahesh Nair

Excerpt:

 

Moments That Echo

 

  Each moment is precious

We try to cage it within our heart

Where it perches in perfect rampart

    Embalmed by memories!

Moments of love croon around us

Offering eternal passion that blinds

Drowning in the deluge of delusion

Validating ephemeral enchantment!

Moments of joy glisten on the sand of time

Fleeting away faster than dappling light

Peeping through the corridors of life

   At the mercy of others’ delight!

Woeful moments smile through strife

  Each one stretching far and wide

    Into every nerve and sinew

Sneering at our impertinent divide!

Each moment an experience in itself

We grow in its glow to wend and win

Divesting the ignorance of our thoughts

         Solace echoing within!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s guest and her beautiful poetry. Have a wonderful week!

18 Responses to “Blog Tour: “Timeless Echoes” by Balroop Singh”

  1. balroop2013 July 16, 2018 at 12:12 am #

    Thank you so much Vashti, I am overwhelmed by the love and support of you all and hope most of our friends have heard about my book. I look forward to the reactions of poetry lovers. Love and hugs dear friend and have wonderful week ahead.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      Hi Balroop! It’s a pleasure featuring you and your book here. I love your poetry! Thank you! Hugs and kisses and you have a terrific week too! I’ll continue sharing this post. ❤ xx

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  2. Jill Weatherholt July 16, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    Great to see you here, Balroop. Congratulations on your release! Thanks for hosting, Vashti. xo

    Liked by 2 people

  3. marethabotha2013 July 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    Wonderful sentiments expressed with such winsome words, Balroop! Thanks for having such a delightful guest, Vashti. 🌺🌺

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

      You’re welcome, Maretha. It’s a pleasure having her. Thanks for stopping by and showing your support. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

    • balroop2013 July 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

      Thank you Maretha, you made my day with your lovely welcome. 🙂 Vashti is an awesome friend and writer. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • marethabotha2013 July 16, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

        I’m sure your collection of poems will be well received by many, Balroop!🌺🌸🌺

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      • Vashti Q July 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

        Aw, thank you, Balroop. ❤ xx

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  4. dgkaye July 16, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    So glad to see you also being a part of Balroop’s book launch Vashti. Beautiful. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

      I’m always happy to help out if I can. 😀 ❤ It's a pleasure featuring Balroop here.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. D.L Finn, Author July 17, 2018 at 4:35 am #

    I am enjoying the tour and poetry– great post!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      Hi Denise! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by and showing your support to Balroop. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

    • balroop2013 July 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

      Thank you Denise, glad to meet you here and look forward to knowing more about your work.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Natalie Ducey July 17, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    Bravo to Balroop on the release of Timeless Echoes and the fabulous review! I’m looking forward to catching up on the tour.
    Thanks for sharing, Vashti.
    Cheers to you both! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      Hello, Natalie! Welcome. Thanks for showing your support for Balroop and her new release. I’m always happy to see you. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

    • balroop2013 July 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you Natalie for standing by to wish me, hope you like my poetry. 🙂

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