Straying into the Green and Other
Poems is a collection of poems mainly showcasing an urban born
and bred man's close observations, recollections and a bit of
imagination, in his days of leisure post retirement.
one an opportunity to enjoy the perks of our green world, whenever and wherever
one happens to come across it. Nature has a certain benign and healthy aspect about it. Poets have successfully decoded it
and educated the world through their immortal poems.
they say, empathises with the man and delivers the much-needed peace, tranquillity and rejuvenation in this complex and materialistic world, which is full
of stress and chaos all around. It is without a doubt, one of the best
antidotes to the mounting urban issues.
collection would surely make a good read for those seeking to escape into a few
moments of peace and tranquillity for a change.
Ashok Misra is a retired university
Professor of English, living in a small, peaceful world of his own. Having
recently published an e-book on Amazon Kindle, he has authored a large number
of Reader, Grammar and Conversation books for schools. He has also written short stories for kids and run conversation
columns for a number of popular magazines
and newspapers. An avid reader ever since he was
a child, writing came up as an obvious
and happy outcome of his passion. He carries multifarious
interests like – fiction, non-fiction, (auto) biography, and poetry. Great
people from all fields, especially, literature, public life and sports, always
inspire him. Photography has been Ashok’s old passion,
and besides people and events, nature
happens to be his favourite subject. After retirement, he started a blog on
creative writing which really gave him a novel purpose in life to go on writing and
sharing with others. Gradually, photographs also came in, and the blog took a tangible
shape, enjoying worldwide followership.
Ashok lives in Kanpur with his loving wife, a Sanskrit scholar and music
artist. Their two beautiful daughters stay
at Delhi and Faridabad respectively, following their careers and running their