Moist Petals, a poetic novel

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Moist Petals   
A Poetic Novel
by Saryu Parikh

Sumi was being pulled mercilessly in two directions. “My first obligation is to respect my father’s wishes and make him proud of me. But my soul is rebelling fiercely to break away from the confinement of their blind beliefs.”

She found herself as a winsome soul.
She learned the value of give and take.
The sprinkle of love spreads near and far.
She is ready to receive what permeate the hearts.

I am a person of few words. That is why my feelings flow in poetry and I get carried away, forgetting the prose or the explanation.

If a touch cannot electrify, a word cannot pacify.
A whisper can’t awaken; a look can’t touch the heart.
Then rely upon the sweet mundane;
and ring the bells to wake up the souls.

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Editor’s Notes.1. One of the major strengths of this text is how surprisingly effective the radical message complements to the poetic/lyrical nature of the text—a technique, probably outside your intention to employ, that is simply unique and praiseworthy. When one must relay a message about nonconforming for all the right reasons, a poetic tone is rarely a medium used to relay it. It’s an irony at which no ordinary writer can easily succeed, and I believe you have.
2. It’s easy to infer you are a learned person. You are an insightful person who deserves to be heard. Your insights throughout your story are well put together, and you have the ability to convey your thoughts easily and fluidly. For that reason, your readers will remember this book and your name.
3. Another one of the factors that make this story unforgettable and unique, and which I found enjoyable, is the subtlety of the romance between Raju and Sumi. I found some of their dialogues moving and realistic, even if the hands of destiny did play a role in the progress of their relationship. The romantic factor is not over-the-top or melodramatic, despite it being a coming-of-age, unlike most of the mainstream young adult books these days. Congratulations.
Comment: Thank you Saryuben, your email always puts a smile on my face. I am almost done with the book but prolonging it by reading slow as I’m in love with Sumi and Raju. I felt like I was there at all those places while reading it, amazing feeling. I know I will miss them once I finish this book. Sonal Desai.
comments by Shirley, a teacher, a classy lady, wrote…..I knew I would love the words written in Moist Petals, but didn’t realize the emotional connection I would experience while reading it. I had started it before a long trip abroad, but left it behind, for fear of losing it. When I returned, I savored the chapters, and took my time reading it. I had to pause and reflect upon my own life along the way. I wondered about how my own experiences would be perceived. I enjoyed the journey on searching my own soul as I finished the book this morning. I don’t know why your words touch me so much, but they do. Please continue to write and share your beautiful insight to others.
Subject: Book Review – Moist Petals.  author : Saryu Parikh
This is an unique and extraordinarily interesting story for several reasons like:
* rare insight into a woman’s lives in two different continents and society namely India and USA.
* Simple narratives of a growing girl’s world in  a small town –  Bhavnagar – Gujarat and later transformation to a new world while maintaining the common thread of love, compassion and positive attitude for life.
* The changing environment of a typical Hindu – Brahmin family in the post Independent India, the pain and struggle of breaking away from the old and adopting the new.
* Drive and courage to help others – especially   women from developing world in the new Western society  and fulfilling the quest for a meaningful life.
Written in a simple and sensitive way,  the book will be of much interest and value to both the Indian and American societies. The stories are juicy and touch the soul easily.  A must read.
Dr. Muni Mehta. Padmshree, a National award honoree. Vadodara – India

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  1. Shirley
    જૂન 22, 2015 @ 12:44:54

    I picked up this lovely book and glanced at a random page. Moments later, I sat with my tea, and devoured the insightful pages, filled with love and emotion.
    Reading “Smile In Tears” the True stories written by Saryu, I felt empathy for the necessitous people, whose stories filled the pages. It was more than just the stories, the poetry that followed each tale, succinctly expressed the underlying compassion felt by Saryu


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