“BALLADRIES”, indeed is a bouquet of poetry expressed by different authors. It is a MUST READ! The best catch line in this book which caught my attention is a pertinent question raised to the readers is – “Are we made for the Universe? Or is the Universe made for us”. I feel Justin has given these lines a very profound spiritual meaning. The irony in Spirituality is that it is simple and complicated and difficult to understand. It left me mesmerized and I am still trying to find an answer to this question. If you guys find out, do let me know J.
Nikolas Macioci has succeeded in taking Mother Goose Rhymes and bringing them up to date in a highly professional, free verse, fashion. His changes allow the mind to see the enlarged view of the rhyme, and to see it in a modern environment or at least a manner that enlarges the understanding of the message.
The poet opens with existentialism for the 21st century. He wishes to explore as Nietzsche states and as he emphasizes “what creates Creation?” Poet Heath Brougher has adopted many of the values of existentialism examining both consciousness and experience. The following quote from Nietzsche much more eloquently states, this book is not meant to be understood by just “anybody”, it’s for others who are on a similar philosophical wavelength as Brougher himself states.
“The dreams return strong when I feel like I belong, the dreams return strong when shadows seem long” … I always have got fascinated by the word “Dream”. Vijaya has so vividly captured the true essence of this word because I think, like everyone, she too believes that Dreams can come true if there is a willingness to pursue them. I have always believed that Passion adds Life to our Lives and one of her Quotes say it – “Nourish and cherish your mind for it is the staircase to success, your hobbies infuse fresh air into your daily routine”. How marvellous!
A realization dawned upon me as I read them – “Ian indeed is a true Messenger of God!” His understanding about Spirituality is much evident in his poems on Mary, Mercy, Praying Hands, and When I met Jesus. I would urge the readers to pay special attention to – “In faith if I cling to Him, in moments dreary and dark, His grace will lift me, and help me sing like a lark”, the lines he has penned in his poem on Faith.
It was indeed a delightful experience to go through the poetry collection of Sumirasko. It will not be out of place to mention that all the hard work of writing 226 poems demands appreciation. Rose, in itself, exudes its own beauty and grace but a garden full of roses soothes the eyes. In the same way, Sumirasko’s bountiful poems will be a treat to the readers.
Having composed 3,000 poems, Arlene Corwin has extended the thematically based book Birth, Death & In Between II, the theme repeating it seems, lifelong – repeated, but never repetitive. She speaks of the worlds of thought and event which start in birth and end in death. Corwin has opinions, universal and far-reaching, and throughout her world of Art all encompassing ; mature in breadth and style as well as years. A prolific writer, she goes from the ridiculous to the sublime, creating phantasmagorical ideas and working them until they have the rhythm, rhyme and development that satisfies her. She says she has no plan, aim or scheme to help her. A jazz musician and longtime yogini, she pu
These poems are full of a remarkable diversity of poetic thought, therefore it will have a wide appeal to all readers of poetry books. These poems never fail to stimulate our imagination, because the poet very aptly succeeds in providing ‘addition of strangeness to beauty.’ It’s remarkable delicacy and subtlety pervades these poems that appeal to the human heart.
This book “A Thousand Flamingos” by Sanober Khan has beauty, delicacy and wisdom. What more could we ask for? But, as for her three books they are all the works of an extremely gifted author.