With winsome innocence and a playful tone, poet Nikita Lalwani offers vivid glimpses into the turning of the seasons, the joy of hot chocolate on a frigid day, and a visit to Grandma’s house.
The journey begins with “Spring” and progresses through the other seasons with simple pairings of words to create a lovely mosaic of imagery which evokes nostalgia for one’s childhood days—regardless of the reader’s age.
The poems delve into other topics with which the audience will be able to relate. In “Eric McBrown” we meet a student who is described as an awkward loner; we are amused by the antics of “The Monkey in the Tree” and the cacophony of “School”; the elusive nature of “Ghosts” is expressed as something intriguing, unsettling, but ultimately nothing to fear; “A Sweet Trip to Heaven” exults in the sugary indulgence of candy and is followed by the nerve-wracking trip to “The Dentist’s Office.”
Nikita provides a charming snapshot of girlish delight at shopping in “The Mall”, followed by “The Sea” where she communes with aquatic creatures. The entire collection comes full circle with the eternally magical season of Christmas, leaving the reader with a sense of wonder and delight.
Nikita Lalwani lives in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A, where she attends middle school. This is her first collection of poetry, and she is working on her next book in between homework assignments. She loves writing, sports, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.