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Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist.
A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the family, situations in life and some verses written with a humorous twist.
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published June 29th 2016 by Ritu Bhathal
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Robbie Cheadle
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful book of poetry with a lot of variety in the tone and content of the poems. They are all written from a very human perspective and cover the day-to-day life of a Mother of two, wife and employee with a lovely twist of humour. As all of these things myself, I found the verses to be very relatable. The book is divided into four sections which each deal with different aspects of life, namely, Family RITUals, Life rituals, Rituals of the heart and Rituals to make you smile.

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Wendy Unsworth
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy reading funny or clever verse, mostly on the internet, in blog posts etc, when I come across them, but books of poetry are rarely my thing.

I 'picked up' an ecopy of Poetic Rituals when it was discounted because it's something different and an easier read in between fat novels and autobiographies.

It is really great to open a book and be surprised in every good way by the contents. I read through the poems at one sitting, delighted with each one to the next. They reminded me in some ways o
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Balroop Singh
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘Poetic Rituals’ by Ritu Bhathal is an amalgamation of free verse, haiku and tanka. First section is packed with the emotions of a new mother; pride and affection flow freely through her verse but a realistic touch of worry, of angst and frustration add more charm to her poems. Every mother would ‘like to flee’ at some point when she feels that her kids are ‘devils in disguise!’ ‘Twelve Days Of Holidays’ is cute rendition of how mothers handle their little monsters during the holidays.

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M.J. Mallon
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
My full review: https://mjmallon.com/2017/10/26/my-re...

Ritu Bhathal’s collection of poems is accessible, easy readable poetry that warms the heart and keeps you smiling. It would appeal to everyone. It’s not high brow, it’s very down to earth, human and touches upon so many topics that readers will relate to – such as the trials and tribulations of bringing up children, family life, and relationships. It’s very witty, and made me smile in lots of places.
The chapter headings give you an excellen
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Frank Hubeny
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book contains about 120 pages of poems celebrating family and its joyfulness. Most of the poems are metrical and many of these rhyme. This book, for the most part, provides the reader with a traditional poetic, sound experience. The book also contains haiku and other such forms. These are also witty and enjoyable.

Although this is a book of poetry, you should be able to understand every page and find lines and stanzas that make you smile--or at least make you want to highlight them so you ca
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Lucy Mitchell
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love these poems!

This a wonderful collection of poems. They will make you smile, chuckle, sigh, coo, squeal and squeak! My overall favourite is ‘Whispers’ - very clever! I hope there will be more from this talented lady!
Colleen Chesebro
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, young-adult, humor
The first thing that attracted me to this book of poetry was the clever play-on-words with the title, Poetic RITUals, and the author’s name. They always say to not judge a book by its cover, but in this case, you should. As clever and heartwarming as the title suggests, so is the poetry inside.

The book was filled with a delightful and eclectic mix of metered poems filled with patterned beats and rhymes, Haiku, and freestyle poetry. Another charming addition was the way the book was divided into
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Winter, blowing bubblegum for the first time, cats, kids, eyebrows and leg hair are just some of the topics included in this original, poetic and humorous book.
It certainly cheered me up as I read each and every poem.
A brilliant read.

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Sacha Black
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely poetry book that any mum or female would relate to. It was a humorous take on life as a mother, a woman, a daughter, a wife and everything in between. Mostly rhyming poetry, I loved the occasional twist and I really loved the rather naughtier poems. This book can be read quickly over a warm cuppa and with plenty of smiles.
Janice Spina
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An eclectic mix of poetry showing the talent and diversity of this author. There is a musical quality to her poetry that is pleasing to the ear.

There are haiku and other poems that range from seasons to love and family, something for everyone. The author infuses deep feelings into her work.

I found this book to be an enjoyable journey through the eyes of a talented poet.
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Ritu Bhathal was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970's to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. This colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
From childhood, she always enjoyed reading. This love of books is mostly credited to her mother.
The joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her own writing, from fiction to poetry.
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