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.
It offers 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.
Nature, 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.
This 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 delightful households.