Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree by Simi K. Rao

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Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree: Poems, Rants, and Short Stories By Simi K. Rao Poetry, Short Stories Paperback & ebook, 144 Pages November 22, 2019

Life is not about achieving perfection, it’s about reconciling with your imperfections.

Poems are fragments of life. In Simi K. Rao’s unique poetry collection for women, there are blissful moments; deep, invisible wounds; cries for help; declarations of defiance and philosophical observations. The poems and prose pieces compiling the collection are fragments of life elucidating the different phases of the human condition. Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree will leave readers wanting for more and have a deep impact on women of all ages.


Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree


We run around everyday

busying ourselves in a mundane routine

Getting the kids off to school

soccer practice, summer camp

Going to work, returning home, working again

making dinner, walking the dog, feeding the cat

Worrying about the future, finances

And the cycle repeats

We dread to stop and think

beyond the mundaneness

We continue like busy little ants until

someone steps on us with a giant shoe

and life is over as we know it

If we survive, we become philosophers

to dispense mundane wisdom

that no one cares to heed

as they are busy, too, living their own mundane lives.

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About the Author

Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her work and experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles, and familial relationships. Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian American women face in real life. She is a practicing physician, and much of her down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction and poetry, and photography. She is also an avid reader and traveler and has visited many locations around the world. She has written four novels. Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree is her first collection of poems and short stories. She is currently working on a new novel. She lives in Denver with her family. To learn more about Simi or her books, visit SimiKRao.com or find her on Facebook.

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Tour Giveaway

Two winners will each receive an ebook of Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree by Simi K. Rao (US only)

Ends August 5, 2020


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