16-yr old Arya Dharod launches “Silent Ripples” an anthology of contemporary reflective poetry

Arya Dharod (age 16) has launched an anthology of free verse poetry.

The set contains 3 books with over 400 poems and 100 haikus spanning diverse topics touching upon life’s varied insights and reflections.

In Arya’s own words, “A fleeting thought, a sudden realization, a reflection on an aspect of my own existence …… all coming to life in the form of poetry. I have titled this entire repository of my poetry “Silent Ripples”. A silent, subtle ripple in the pond may not be noticeable at first. In just a few seconds, it spreads over the surface of the entire pond, and for a fleeting moment blurs and transforms any reflection staring into the body of water. In essence, that is what poetry, indeed most writing is. Profound and powerful enough to inspire, move and question us from within. In my own simple, subtle ways, through my writing, I wish to ignite sparks for a beautiful life and enriching soul journey for each one of us.”

A look inside:

Soul’s Journey: Is a deep look inward and outward; a journey of self-discovery. The poems cover a breathtaking array of themes with perspectives on experiences and life lessons. From profound concepts like repentance and life choices to the core values needed for life, a sense of wonder, motivation and self-identity, the book is a powerhouse of insights.

Nature’s Wonder: “If you are tired of just existing, and want to truly start living, open up your senses and heart, look deep but not too far … at this marvelous blue planet of ours”, is Arya’s inspiring invitation to readers. The book is a refreshing look at Creation through fresh eyes; turning the mundane into the miraculous. Arya explores themes like the seasons, nature’s diverse creations and colors, seasons, life’s true calling we can draw from nature, the blessing of food, diversity of creatures in our environment, the duality of nature and its joys.

Life’s Balance: Very often, we are unwilling to stretch our mental faculties to dive further into higher thinking and curiosity. This book takes readers on a journey to examine how a delicate life balance can be achieved, It addresses vital questions about the different phases of life, the importance of family and the primacy of relationships among a host of other reflections.

What makes Arya’s books not just endearing but truly inspiring is both the depth of insights and the massive breadth of thinking; covering a staggering array of themes and ideas. Written in a simple and evocative style it makes good reading for readers of any age or background. The books are available as a 3-book set, or as stand-alone books. On sale now at https://serenestrokes.com/poetry/

About Arya Dharod

Arya Dharod, (aged 16) loves to share his perspectives about the world we live in, through the characters and situations in his books. He has a natural flair for writing, which he has been nurturing since a very young age of six. His stories are a reflection of the present generation’s life perspective, especially teenagers – their dreams, hopes, fears and character traits.

Lost Ca(u)ses is his fourth book, a crime thriller with a social relevance in the present day milieu. His first standalone writing was “Jungle Book: A Share Khan perspective’ – a contrarian take on the classic story from the antagonist’s viewpoint! ‘Clumsy Diaries’ is a fictional autobiography of Clumsy, an African Wild Dog, from his first to least breath, and an exclusive preview into Heaven after death! -2051: Gen-i’, is a sci-fi, giving us a sneak peek into a utopian future world, where the lines between man and machine have blurred, and Mars has been inhabited!

Arya, age 16, studies in Grade 11 at Indus International School Hyderabad, India. He loves to watch movies and read books across genres, enjoys music and finessing his drumming skills, and play all kinds of sports. He is passionate about travel, and zealously possessive of his family bonding over meals and sweet nothings. His new fond fascination is human psychology, which he is exploring through books, documentaries, TED and discourses.