Book Reviews by Spriha Kant: “Turbulent Waves” by Verde Mar

The poetries in this book are beautiful enough to mesmerize readers the way a scuba diver becomes mesmerized on seeing the pearly seashells, ancient treasures, ancient sculptors, and ancient sunken cities. The pearls in the seashells, the sparkling radiance of the ancient treasures, the intricately chipped designs on the sculptors, and the fractions of the magnificent buildings in the ancient sunken cities all resemble the similes, metaphors, and personifications carved beautifully by the poet. These carvings, however, are accompanied by different tones including joyously romantic, faded proximity, searing love, budding love, stimulus, and so on….
Pointing out a few carvings from a few poetries below: 

“Time has dimmed our tide
    yet your touch remains 
   like stars breaching my sky
      gorgeous and empyreal.”

“We made our own road
    caravanserai’ing us
    days wondered in joy
    each dance rewrote what was real
    wrapping poetry in us.”

  “She lures away our control
        coveting passion’s play 
           blanketing our wicked
    till dreams of her find dawn.”

“All these words scatter 
    like butterflies afraid 
      your gorgeous mind
         devours them before 
                they tell you
              you’re beautiful.”

“Cloud wakes sisters
         Mist and Fog
                as bored with Ocean’s waves
       she touches Land.”

“Twitter is like ice cream
                  a frozen imaginary moment
   capturing all our hopes
      as it fades over time.”

“Want you on me again
  igniting words we create
  till strange days effervesce
  filling my page with yours.” 

The poet has chiselled his words into miniature alabaster ornaments called poetries, the skill overshadowing the fact that “Turbulent Waves” is the debut poetry book of Verde Mar. 

Bios (Spriha Kant and Verde Mar):

Verde Mar: Verde Mar resides in the Sonoran Desert in Rancho Mirage, CA (USA). He is a technical writer who discovered his passion for writing enigmatic poetry during the start of the global pandemic. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University, where he also worked as the lead peer writing tutor in the Writing Lab for ESL students. He is also an avid vinyl LP audiophile and science fiction reader. His poetry book Turbulent Waves: Enigmatic micro-writes cast ashore during a global pandemic was published in 2022. He also contributed to the #1 Amazon bestselling anthology Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology. Apart from reaching this literary height, he has also won the first grant in the RI State Science Fair for his “Moon Cities” project.

Spriha Kant:

Spriha Kant is an English poetess & literary book reviewer.

Her first published poetry “The Seashell” was published online in “Imaginary Land Stories.”

The poetries of Spriha have been published in the following anthologies:

  1. Sing, Do The Birds of Spring
  2. A Whisper Of Your Love
  3. Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan
  4. Bare Bones Writing Issue 1: Fevers of the mind
  5. Hidden in Childhood
  6. A Glitter of Miles

“Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan” & “Bare Bones Writing Issue 1: Fevers of the mind” have been published in fourteen countries, namely:

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. India
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Spain
  7. France
  8. Italy
  9. Mexico
  10. Netherlands
  11. Poland
  12. Turkey
  13. Sweden
  14. Japan

“Hidden in Childhood” became the #1 bestselling book on amazon. This book consists of poems from about 150 globally acclaimed poets and poetesses, out of which most have been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation),andthe New York Times. The wonderful Japanese painter “Hikari” featured this book in her exhibition in Tokyo in Japan.

All the proceeds of the anthology book “A Glitter of Miles” went to the “Senior Staffy Club” (UK), a charity that helps older Staffordshire Bull terriers.

Reviews on the books of critically acclaimed poets and poetesses by Spriha that have been released so far are as follows:

  1. The Keeper of Aeons by Matthew MC Smith
  2. Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Jeff Flesch
  3. Washed Away: A Collection of Fragments by Shiksha Dheda
  4. Spaces by Clive Gresswell
  5. Silence From the Shadows by Stuart Matthews
  6. Breathe by Helen Laycock
  7. Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton
  8. These Random Acts of Wildness by Paul Brookes
  9. Othernesses by Paul Brookes

Spriha has collaborated on the poetry The Doorsteps Series” with thewell-known Southern Indiana poet “David L O’ Nan.”

Spriha has participated in the following events celebrating the launches of the books:

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Jeff Flesch

As FolkTaleTeller by Paul Brookes

Shedding light on the details about Spriha Kant’s quote published as an “Epigraph” below:

Her poetic quote “An orphic wind storm blew away a sand dune that heaped all our love memories upon one another.” has been published as the epigraph in the book Magkasintahan Volume VI By Poets and Writers from the Philippines under Ukiyoto Publishing in the year 2022.

Features of Spriha Kant (Interviews & Others):

  1. Quick-9 Interview on (Interview Feature)
  2. #BrokenAsides with Spriha Kant on the (Interview Feature)
  3. Creative Achievements in 2022 on

Invitation to Spriha Kant as a guest of honor:

Spriha graced the award-winning show “Victoria in Verse” as a “guest of honor” in “Bloomsbury Radio, London,” hosted by Victoria Onofrei which broadcasted on January 29th, 2023 at 6 P.M. as per the time standard in London in which she recited her poetry “The Tale of a poltergeist”.

Encomium on Spriha Kant:

The Nepalese poetess “Mingmar Sadhana” praised her highly for her literary achievements through her following words:

“There is a saying in Nepali, ‘Hune biruwako chillo paat’ (meaning a plant with  

  potential for growth has glossy leaves), and I feel it fits you perfectly, Spriha!  

  Sharing in the joy and pride of your achievement, poetic milestones”

Links to features of Spriha Kant:

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


  1. David, I am incredibly humbled by your deeply-felt comments. Spriha Kant has a wondrous ‘force of nature’ spirit that shines like the North Star and her poetry is revered by out fabulous writing community on social media. Thank you so very much for this great honor. 🙏❤️✨🎼

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