Jill Weatherholt

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Timeless Echoes by Balroop Singh #bloghop #poetry #newrelease

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Today I’m so excited to have Balroop Singh visiting us today to talk about her lovely new poetry book, Timeless Echoes, and share one of her delightful poems. I recently met Balroop through a fellow blogger. Her kind and gentle heart, along with her beautiful poetry, immediately captured my attention as did her amazing cover.

Book Blurb: Certain desires and thoughts remain within our heart, we can’t express them, we wait for the right time, which never comes till they make inroads out of our most guarded fortresses to spill on to the pages of our choice. This collection is an echo of that love, which remained obscure, those yearnings that were suppressed, the regrets that we refuse to acknowledge. Many poems seem personal because they are written in first person but they have been inspired from the people around me – friends and acquaintances who shared their stories with me.

Some secrets have to remain buried because they are ours
We do share them but only with the stars
The tears that guarded them were as precious as flowers
Soothing like balm on festering scars.

While there are no boxes for grief and joy, some persons in our life are more closely associated with these emotions. Their separation shatters us, their memories echo, we grieve but life does not stagnate for anyone…it is more like a river that flows despite the boulders. When imagination and inspiration try to offer solace, poetry that you are about to read springs forth.

Book Information:

Title: Timeless echoes

Author: Balroop Singh

Genre: Poetry

Available at: Kindle Click on the link

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The Editor’s Review:

Half of what we say are lies although they might be considered true, but truth with one’s self is an accepted bundle of lies except for those rare moments of self-realization. These lines right at the start of Timeless Echoes, ‘Each moment is precious, we try to cage it within our heart, where it perches in perfect rampart, embalmed by memories,’ reveal how this book is a healer, promising to lay bare the ills of the soul as it soothes, cleanses, and nurtures; instilling in us a will to learn and live without fear, and a will to not hurt others: ‘Why can’t our hearts feel the hurt we hurl at others?’

Balroop’s new book is a steadfast repudiation of those ills that we painfully hide under the covers of our flesh to present the polished exterior as truth. This magnetic collection of poems highlights our precious human lives with all their varied emotions and imposing relations: the lives often blinded by the strictures of the self-made duplicity, an excessively common phenomenon. ‘Listen to your heart, my friend. It knows you well,’ she writes.

I treasure these ‘forgetting fragile facets of love, facade of fading memories, echoes of dwindling love, is all I have now, yet love echoes refuse to subside’ believing that love echoes are soul-launched signals, ready to hug our pretenses to forge a divine assimilation because the struggle has always been with the self that we excommunicate to build up a wall, which obscures the travails plaguing the core. And finding a path to the core is the cure since there’s no villainy in the soul.

As Balroop proclaims ‘love is such a strange emotion, it gives less, it claims more…the facade of love is so delusive,’ I concur how our infirmities require urgent banishment, more pressing now than ever. And once I’ve made peace with the self, ‘the dark corridors are like meadows, they glow with my presence.’ Yes, without an iota of my own falsehoods plaguing me.

~ Mahesh Nair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balroop Singh

Author Bio:

Balroop Singh, a former teacher and an educationalist always had a passion for writing.  She is a poet, a creative non-fiction writer, a relaxed blogger and a doting grandma. She writes about people, emotions and relationships. Her poetry highlights the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.

When turbulences hit, when shadows of life darken, when they come like unseen robbers, with muffled exterior, when they threaten to shatter your dreams, it is better to break free rather than get sucked by the vortex of emotions.

A self-published author, she is the poet of Sublime Shadows of Life and  Emerging From Shadows, both widely acclaimed poetry books. She has also written When Success Eludes, Emotional Truths Of Relationships Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited and Allow Yourself to be a Better Person.

Balroop Singh has always lived through her heart. She is a great nature lover; she loves to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure her with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. She can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through her garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on her. She lives in San Ramon, California.

You can visit her blog at: http://balroop2013.wordpress.com

Connecting links: https://twitter.com/BalroopShado

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emotional-Shadows/151387075057971

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BalroopSinghsrao/posts

https://www.pinterest.com/balroops/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7340810.Balroop_Singh

https://www.amazon.com/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Excerpt:

Echoes Of Life

 

Solace sailed away with you

Sinking hit me much later.

Love buried within my entrails

I swam to safety…

Shores don’t ditch!

 

Tongue is sharper than a thousand knives

Wisdom of the ages warned.

But your sagacity surpassed eons

Your simplicity – a façade…

Only I couldn’t fathom!

 

What next? I ask myself

Life echoes…no complaints.

I choose life…I love its echoes

Hope mentors my path

Happiness would follow.

 

The dew on my dreams is still fresh

Sunbeams add a sparkle

Prickly path shines with primroses

A new self is beckoning,

Smiling at my strengths.

 

Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write contemporary stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers and artists. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. I write stories filled with love, faith and happy endings for Harlequin Love Inspired. What can I say...I love happy endings. My sixth book Searching for Home will be in stores December 28, 2021, details can be found at JillWeatherholt.com. I've sold seven sweet romance stories to Woman's World Magazine. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010, 2012 and 2016 winner of the National Novel Writing Month Contest. I love to connect with readers. Visit me at jillweatherholt.com and sign-up for my newsletter. Follow me on Amazon.com and Bookbub.com.

103 thoughts on “Timeless Echoes by Balroop Singh #bloghop #poetry #newrelease

  1. She has a way with words. Nice poems.

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  2. ‘The dew on my dreams is still fresh’ it’s a simple but wonderful line! Thanks for the introduction Jill!

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  3. “happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on!”—I love this. Such thought-provoking words.

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  4. Smiling at her strengths! I suspect she has many of these, Jill. I read Annika’s review and am glad that you’ve featured a different poem, and another facet of Balroop. 🙂 🙂 Wishing you a happy and fulfilled weekend.

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  5. Jill, lovely to see Balroop featured on your blog. Wow! Balroop you surpass yourself with this poem … in some ways I felt it was a follow on from ‘Moments that Echo’. The final stanza is incredibly powerful and full of hope … may we all feel those sunbeams and learn to smile at our strengths! Happy Weekend to you both! Hugs xx

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    • I agree, Annika…Wow! Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate Balroop’s latest release. I hope have a relaxing and peaceful weekend. xo

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    • You are so right Annika, this poem just follows ‘Moments that Echo’ in the book. Don’t we think alike? Lol! Such a pleasure to know each other while being oceans apart!
      I too feel the last stanza inspires…a reminder that “I am enough”…though that doesn’t come easily, though it takes many days and years to develop that resilience yet it is possible.
      Thank you so much for such lovely words and you too have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this, Jill. I also recently became a blogging friend of Balroop’s. So nice to see her poetry highlighted here. I love this line: “The dew on my dreams is still fresh. Sunbeams add a sparkle.” These words really capture the literal waking up from a dream and the larger metaphor. Congratulations to Balroop!

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  7. This sounds like an amazing book filled with wisdom. ‘Listen to your heart, my friend. It knows you well,’ she writes. What a wonderful way to approach life. Would that I do that more often. Thanks for sharing this here.

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  8. Wow! Beautiful imagery, Balroop! Every line is powerful. But this line really hit me today: “Hope mentors my path.” I so needed that. Poems speak in so many different ways. I’m sure if I read this poem tomorrow, another line will sing to me. But today, I needed to know hope. Congratulations on such a wonderful book.

    Thank you for hosting another great author, Jill. I hope you will both have a great weekend!

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  9. Lovely poem, Balroop. My favorite line, “The dew on my dreams is still fresh.” Best wishes on this collection. Thank you, Jill, for hosting Balroop today.

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  10. Hi! Another wonderful poem, Balroop! And the editor’s review is great. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best with your new release! Thanks for hosting, Jill!

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  11. Beautiful hosting, Jill, and this is a lovely poem of Balroop’s, too. I’m smiling at her strengths. 🙂 I look forward to the paperback when it’s available, but if I soon buy a kindle, I’ll enjoy the e-book. Have a lovely weekend! ❤

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  12. Great hosting, Jill. Balroop’s poetry is from the heart and therefore to be lauded. I wish her much success with her poetry book; you too with your latest book. From a fellow scribe! (sounds lofty and I”m not…) Hugs x

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Joy. It’s been my pleasure to host Balroop. A bonus i, I get to meet another blogger or “fellow scribe.” 🙂 I’ll certainly check out your blog. Great to meet you! Enjoy the weekend. xo

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  13. Thank you Joy. I am happy to note that you laud my poetry as it comes from the heart…all emotions are associated with heart. 🙂 where would we be without a heart?Stay blessed!

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  14. Another outstanding release share for Timeless Echoes! ❤ Have it on my kindle and looking forward to a beautifully written collection from talented poet Balroop Singh. 🙂 Sharing… xo

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  15. Thank you for introducing me to Balroop, a very talented woman indeed1

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  16. I always enjoy when you introduce a new to me writer. I love words and Balroop’s words are lovely and very moving. I love that she is a nature lover and I share her love for birds and waterfalls. It is nice to meet you Balroop!
    Hello to you, Jill!

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  17. What a joy to read this post just now and best wishes to Balroop, whose words are new to me but pul me in to want more. As I believe others have mentioned, the lines that come to meet me the strongest are – “The dew on my dreams is still fresh.”

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  18. When we interpret another’s poetic lines . . . we learn better who we are at the core. Happy Weekend to you both!

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  19. Lovely, Balroop! Congratulations on your new book. Waving to Jill. So sorry I missed this post yesterday. 😥 Happy weekend to you! 😍

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  20. What a beautiful, beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing this with us , Jill and good luck to Balroop with her new book!! 😄

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  21. Lovely to see Balroop’s book over here, Jill. She’s having a wonderful tour. 🙂 Wishing you both a wonderful week. ❤

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  22. Beautiful poem. So relateable and well-expressed – delicate, emotional yet tight and realistic, pretty. Congratulations on the poetry book release, Balroop.

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  23. I absolutely love Balroop’s poems and blogs on motivation, inspiration and self-help, and it’s amazing that she’s out with yet another book. Thank you for sharing, Jill. Love that excerpt from the book, especially this line ‘Tongue is sharper than a thousand knives’. I like how this poem speaks of letting oneself wallow in dark times for a moment and then picking yourself up and moving on. We all have our strengths and it’s up to us to use them 🙂

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    • Thank you for your lovely support Mabel, so nice to see you here. I appreciate your kind words about my blog and poetry. I am delighted to hear that you liked this poem…many thanks for understanding the emotion behind the words. 🙂

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  24. Thank you so much for this introduction to Balroop and her poetry, Jill. Congratulations, Balroop!

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