October 2017, Kolkata: Notion Press, India’s fastest growing self-publishing company has published a collection of poems, Eternal Thought, authored by Sumana Bhattacharjee.
It is commonly believed that the human mind is never idle; rather, it is constantly in search of newer vistas of imagination, both consciously and unconsciously. Many ideas aren’t invited or purposely brought into the mind; they are born abruptly and disappear gradually, making way for fresher ones. Akin to the waves of an ocean, thoughts move incessantly. The mind is fond of creating and re-creating ideas, constantly questioning and analysing them.
The enigmatic ways of the mind are better expressed in verse than in prose. The fluid nature of the medium helps in unravelling the mystifying whorls of thoughts in an appealing fashion. The mind is a very sensitive subject of discussion, and so is the accompanying plethora of emotions. Multi-layered and multi-hued, these emotions have been captured and transmuted into exquisite poetry in Eternal Thought.
Like a boundless fountain, the poet’s mind churns out waves of ideas. These, when they reach her pen, morph into soulful verse. Sumana Bhattacharjee has brought to life tiny, trivial incidents with a dash of imagination such that the reader is able to connect effectively with the scene. Her unpretentious language is simple yet profound, making it easily comprehensible, evocative and soul-stirring.
Published by Notion Press, the book Eternal Thought is currently available on the Notion Press bookstore, Amazon, Flipkart and Infibeam.
About the Author
Sumana Bhattacharjee is an English poet from India. She was born and brought up in the city of Kolkata and belongs to a family of teachers. Her father was a Bengali poet; quite naturally, she inherited the spirit of poetry from her family.
She was interested in the arts from a very tender age. During her time in college, she started dabbling in poetry, drama and music. She writes short stories and contributes to other streams of literature as well. Among her many inspirations are Thomas Grey, John Keats and John Milton.
Sumana runs her own online poetry group. Her poems have been published in several international and national anthologies and blogs. Some of her poems have been translated into Spanish. On behalf of the Soflay Literary Foundation, she represents India as a regional direct