Painting love with poetry- 23 Letters of Love by Suchita Agarwal

“To everyone in love, out of love or looking for love,” what better way to paint love than through the colours of poetry? 23 Letters of Love by Suchita Agarwal is a poetry book that explores love in a way everyone can find relatable- like the delicate petals of a budding flower, the tides of the ocean on a stormy night, the quiet that comes after it and the calm you seek as you walk through a garden in solitude. Love to each of us means different things, yet we’re all connected by the music poetry adds to it. Did you know that love poetry is one of the oldest genres of poetry in the history of Literature?

Love can be powerful and if we are brave enough to let it consume us, we begin to learn what it means to truly love.

-Everything But Mine

To experience life as a whole, we need to learn to surrender to the uncertainty of it, letting go of our inhibitions, be willing to tread on unchartered territories, believe in the possibilities of miracles beyond horizons and move forward in faith. Love in time not just heals, but makes us “comfortable with our scars,” a beauty that we come to cherish.

The best way to experience love is to give, to express in the finest way possible. Poetry comes from the heart and Suchita’s book with 23 powerful poems portrays love through different angles. Each poem has a meaningful picture, adding to the beauty. In the tumult of emotions that may not always make sense to us we search for ways to make sense of the chaos inside us. Poetry like this tries to give words to feelings, helps us get in touch with our emotions and find reconciliation.

What do you think love is? Read between the pages, dive into the chasm, do you feel love is everything but yours? Is it a jar full of promises that your inner circle gifted you with, a lighthouse to guide you, reassuring you that you’ll never be alone? Is love a brief candle making that blue-coloured stone you hold so dear shine, do you feel love underneath your skin, does love remind you of someone you used to know, or does it make you get up and dance?

What do you think love is?

Even in the bleakest of times there was one thing that stayed stubbornly alive, it was that hope which carried us forward

A Jar full of Promises

My rating for ’23 Letters of Love’ :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Sweta says:

    Love is the most powerful means in this world. You jotted it right.

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  2. bytetrails says:

    would love to read these poems on love. would give me a sneak peek into the writer’s imagination.

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  3. Love… can mean different things to different people. I believe she first wrote these poems during the A2Z challenge. I had read all of them during that challenge. They are beautiful!

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  4. Lavanya says:

    I cant write poetry for nuts so in awe of anybody who can. Loved the love of love 🌝🌝

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  5. Suchita says:

    I’m in awe of your review Leha! It’s so deeply touching and I cannot believe something I wrote could reach someone like this. Thank you so very much 🥰

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    1. Leha says:

      Every word made sense to me Suchita, and I found myself nodding, it was so relatable and best of all honest.

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  6. practicalmumnupur says:

    I’m not a very big reader of poetry, but your description has me intrigued. Looks like Suchita has captured the myriad emotions of love quite perfectly in this one.

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    1. Leha says:

      She has 🙂 Thanks for reading

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  7. soniadogra says:

    What a lovely review Leha. Ive enjoyed Suchita’s poetry during A to Z. I am sure the book is rocking.

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  8. jaya1966 says:

    This definitely sounds like a wonderful book I have read Suchita’s poetry and I am aware how wonderful they are. This book is definitely on my TBR. I like to write poetry myself and I definitely intend to read this book.

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    1. Leha says:

      Am sure you’ll love it, since your poetry is awesome too!

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  9. Not a poet dear but can truly relate to the feel of it!

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  10. preety85 says:

    Great review Leha and I am very curious to read all the posts from Sucheta.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Preety:)

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  11. I fell in love again with the idea of love after reading this post on this book of poetry. I have to agree love is like the delicate petal of a budding flower, the tides of the ocean on a stormy night and so much more. Would love to read this book as well

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    1. Leha says:

      Am delighted this made you feel love, thanks Rakhi, the book is linked in the post.

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  12. mominprocessnow says:

    Love has the power to make you feel strong and weak at the same time… Will definitely read the book.

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  13. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Sucheta is a wonderful writer. Would love to read her book. Thanks for sharing your honest review dear.

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  14. This looks like a sweet book of love poems. On my TBR list now. Thanks, Leha! 🙂 #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks for reading Tina 🙂

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  15. Would love to give these poems a read!

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  16. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    Absolutely agree with the post, and the best way to experience love is indeed in giving and expressing.

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    1. Leha says:

      Giving unconditionally, yes 🙂

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  17. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    I shall check out the book too, the title itself piqued my interest.

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  18. It’s beautiful how Love is defined differently by different people. This was such a pleasant read.

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  19. pratikshya2 says:

    Beautifully done review. I am intrigued about it. So beautiful are the quotations too..

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  20. Ruchi says:

    I love poetry but haven’t ever progressed to more than a couplet. That was a lovely review. Will surely check it out.

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    1. Leha says:

      Awesome 🙂

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  21. Love can be powerful and if we are brave enough to let it consume us, we begin to learn what it means to truly love. So Powerful!

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