Green Cat Books
It was only recently that Pratibha considered herself as a poet. She first wrote 20 years ago, to get her feelings out while struggling with eczema and then began to enjoy writing more and more. She is also an artist and loves using mix media, charcoal, pastels and acrylics.
Pratibha is from the East Midlands, UK and currently works in Further Education to support students with work experience and employability skills and also networks with employers. Now working part time while also being a busy mum, Pratibha has an active lifestyle and maintains a positive mindset in all that she does through meditation, yoga and reading. Her other interests are watching science fiction, dramas and documentaries and going to exhibitions.
Pratibha's passion is being creative with words and finds her inspiration from nature, science, spiritualism and art. Writing is something she thoroughly enjoys and although there were years when she had not written, it truly never left her, with odd bits of writing here and there. She now uses her free time to write more regularly in her sketchbook. She loves the freedom to scribble without lines or rules and let her pen do all the talking. Pratibha is already planning her next poetry book. To focus on the theme of mindfulness art and inner wellbeing, something that began in her first book, Tangles + Knots and ignited her artwork to flourish once again.
"...and all I had to do was leave my tangles and knots behind."
My journey begins as a teenager struggling with eczema and experiencing mental illness. Expressed in poetic prose in its original form, giving a real insight, conveyed across five themes: What a Nightmare it has been, If Only I could, some Hope to change it all, Complete Faith for my spiritual needs and to escape into my Unreality.
Gaining new strength and belief and a path of self discovery, my Tangles + Knots is here to represent hope in your everyday journey. Incorporated within is my artwork to bring some mindfulness and peace, another element from my heart as you read my words with ease.
It's a beautiful book, I'm halfway through and your poetry is raw and real, capturing moments of your life like a photograph A Truly marvellous read so far. And your art!! I noticed you wrote that you have done all the drawings yourself!! You are very multitalented and deserve success with your work.
Such a lovely book. A real insight into Pratibhas journey. I really enjoyed the poem hope.
Look forward to reading future books by Pratibha.
Such a beautiful book that gives clear and descriptive insight into depression and low self esteem, which the author developed in childhood due a skin condition. These freestyle poems are direct and raw in content, which gives impact and a deeper understanding into how a visible condition can creates an invisible condition with feelings of despair and hopelessness. Yet she will take the reader into a journey of hope, as she weaves her story in her own unique way, showing how we all have the power to create a happier, fulfilled life. Quality ready and I recommend the paper back which includes her mindfulness art, using symbolism entwined with nature. A fantastic addition to the book.
I love this book. Really well written and the poems make so much sense. I felt what the author was going through.
Great to see the illustrations hand drawn by the author also. Very creative.
Helps us to understand what she was going through and how she has overcome all the hurdles affecting mental health as well as pushing yourself to find a solution. perfectly described in poems.
Anyone with similar issues or not would relate and feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Inspiring!
A really good read with depth.
Pratibha takes us on a journey of self-discovery, through her writings which started as a teenager struggling with eczema and experiencing mental illness. She breaks this into five themes: What a Nightmare it has been, If Only I could, some Hope to change it all, Complete Faith and Unreality. The book is beautifully put together, artistically and poetically. She writes at the most vulnerable period of her life and shares her experiences with you. My favourite poems are 'Mirror Mirror' 'Hope' 'Complete Faith' 'Dream On' and 'The Passage Through Life'. She introduces the book and puts it into context and pulls you into her world and her mindset, I recommend this to all of you that need a bit of positivity and poetry in your life and of course hope.
Such a touching and meaningful book, a powerful and authentic message to help you through tough times. Beautiful illustrations by the author. Congratulations Pratibha.
Pratiba brings her experiences to life growing up as she goes through various stages of living with eczema. The poems were so heartfelt that I felt I was totally with her at each stage. My favourite poem is called 'Hope' and she fights to 'reclaim her life'. I highly recommend this book!