In Mind: A Collection of Poetry
Diya Das
Tribute Books (2007)
ISBN 9780979504556
Reviewed by Neha Kashmiri (age 14) for Reader Views (9/08)

Diya Das’ poems range from simple and sweet-

Pitter-patter. Pitter-patter. / It’s raining today. / Pitter-patter. Pitter-patter. /
It’s raining on a Saturday. Raining on a Saturday.

To emotional and thoughtful-

Whisper softly in my ear /  Those words I don’t know / Tell me everything I always wanted / Teach me how to let go. Whisper Tonight.

Diya Das has written 99 poems that have been cultivated over a period of six years. Das was born in New Delhi, India. She is a senior at WyomingSeminaryCollegePreparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She has written a book of poems perfect for teenagers. Many of her poems echo thoughts I have had.  I recommend “In Mind: A Collection of Poetry” to every teenager who comes across it.

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