Shades of shadowsThis month’s give away is sponsored by author Pushpam Singh. He is giving away 3 copies of his book Shades of Shadows. Since this is a poetry book, get poetic and answer this simple question to win the book:

Who or What would you call a shade of shadow in your life and why?

About the Book: 

It is the beginning of life on earth. Life sprouts in the heart of Kausar, a mysterious place surrounded by silence and darkness. But soon the    darkness fades and gives way to romanticism and rosiness. On the first night, Kavi felt disheartened but a lovely sunrise waited for him on the other side of night. Soon there was celebration all around. One fine day Kavi met Kavya and hence began a new love story in Kausar.
Shades of Shadows is the love story of first human beings on earth. Feelings and enotions have been expressed with 50 poems used at various stages of story. The story is very vivid and poetic.
Conditions:
Books can be shipped only on India  Addresses.
You must provide your complete shipping address with phone number within 7 days of the announcement of results.

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Update:

Pushpam has chosen the following winners. Congratulations !

 S Sharma
 Keku
 Pooja Sharma Rao

15 COMMENTS

  1. They say my gender
    is a shade of shadow
    on me,on them
    and on that evasive ‘honor’

    but I believe
    my essence as a woman
    is a ray of sunshine
    that pierces through
    their age old mindsets
    the real dark shade
    of exploitative shadows !

  2. मेरा प्यार ही मेरा साया है

    मैं तुम्हारे बालो मैं अपनी किस्मत उकेर रही थी,

    और तुम्हे एकटक देख रही थी,

    तुमने आँखे खोली और अपना हाथ मेरे हाथ मैं रख दिया,

    जैसे कह रहे हो आओ जी भर के प्रेम करले,

    उसी क्षण मेरे लिए समय रुक गया।

    मैं आज भी उसी साए की गिरफ्त मैं जीती हूँ,

    घनी तपिश मैं उसी साए की छाँव मैं सोती हूँ

    वो मेरे जीवन मैं प्रेम का पहला स्पंदन था,

    अंधेरो मैं उजाले की किरण था

    क्योंकि वो प्रेम चंद गर्म साँसों की टकराहट नहीं,

    मेरी आत्मा का कृन्दन था

  3. Shade of his shadow
    A shade of his shadow
    Peeps through the window
    Looks at his children continuing to play
    But await his return at the end of the day
    walks in when the winds open the doors
    And touches his wife’s contour
    Her tears he sees but cannot wipe
    But with his warmth
    This unfortunate shade of his shadow
    Blankets his beloved widow

    PS: Unsure if this is eligible.

  4. Who would deny
    The light of darkness
    When it touches
    The breath of sweat

    And who would deny
    The dust of light
    When it ruffles
    The frost of sight

    Isn’t it what shadows are?
    Joining the frosty sweat
    With the sweaty frost

    Joining the undenied darkness
    With the dust in the brow

    In my life…

    In view of the hot breath
    Shimmering across the brow
    A shade sat still
    In the vibrant shadow

    The shade was there
    When the peace of darkness was shattered
    With the sledge hammer of light

    And the shade was there
    When the life of light was splattered
    With the monstrous blood of darkness

    It would neither flinch nor flutter
    When my heart would jump and fly
    And when my eyes would flow tears to cry
    It would neither flinch nor sigh

    It would collect the shards of darkness
    And join them with the patches of light
    And build for itself a a growing vista
    Of loving memories and a peaceful life

    The shade was non other than I
    observing my life with the inner eye

    So-Yes, it has been me
    And it always will be
    A lingering shade
    In the shadows of life!

    -Keku:)!

  5. A shade of my dream
    reflects in the shadow
    of her being
    the hollowness of
    a mundane life
    gets complete
    when I breathe her
    in all the shades
    of her life
    and mine

  6. He has gone; nothing remains, not even his shadow.

    The man who birthed me, held me, taught me.
    Who laughed his big laugh and lit up a dark room.

    I try not to think of him
    But the ache is now permanent.

    I uncurl the pain, it claws at me
    Hastily, I retreat into the cool shade of forgetting.

    He has gone; nothing remains, not even his shadow.

  7. The day I blicked the light of the day
    There was a huge shadow of love everyday

    Dad and Mum dear
    In the shade of your shadow

    To date I have no fear !

  8. A shadow that looms
    A shadow that haunts

    What is it , O Shadow of Light
    Why do you want to snuff out my Light

    In the cool antiseptic room of my doctor
    The Shadow in the Xray can make me a martyr

  9. Bright sunny days filled with laughter
    The sun makes the fish frolic with joy

    I sit lazily watching nature go by
    The fishermen joyfully launching catamarans nearby

    Children play with sand
    Children make merry in water and sand

    Suddenly a shadow floats over me
    There is shade where there was bright near me

    Is it the children, is it the sea
    A shadow has come over me

    The meaning of life is crystal clear to me
    Where there is sun there will also be a shadow over me !

  10. Bright sunny days filled with laughter
    The sun makes the fish frolic with joy

    I sit lazily watching nature go by
    The fishermen joyfully launching catamarans nearby

    Children play with sand
    Children make merry in water and sand

    Suddenly a shadow floats over me
    There is shade where there was bright near me

    Is it the children, is it the sea
    A shadow has come over me

    The meaning of life is crystal clear to me
    Where there is sun there will also be a shadow near me !

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  11. The day I blicked the light of the day
    There was a huge shadow of love everyday

    Dad and Mum dear
    In the shade of your shadow
    I have gone where everybody is a shadow

    There have been moments of stress
    There have been many times of distress
    Each time I came back to your love
    Each time I found this shadow of love

    Time has gone by and you are no more
    Mum and Dad it seems still like you are there as before
    As I grow older I cast my own shadow
    The young ones sense something behind my Shadow
    I never fail to remind them always of the Great Shadow !

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