Tipping Point By D.E. Ritterbusch
D.E. Ritterbusch’s poems are charged with emotion and vast imagery in this new collection. His poems work together to illustrate his poet’s voice. His poems are ripe with emotion. They radiate so many different things.Amazon USA
By D.E. Ritterbusch
Review by LB Sedlacek
D.E. Ritterbusch’s poems are charged with emotion and vast imagery in this new collection. His poems work together to illustrate his poet’s voice.
His poems are ripe with emotion. They radiate so many different things. His words are sharp and embracing.
From the poem “Wind Shear”
“Someone, in a learned, scientific
journal, played a practical joke,
proposing a rigorous study of traffic
traveling across the continent,
suggesting wind patterns developed
in the continual rush of trucks
and cars from LA to New York and back
which affect the weather, perhaps causing
summer tornadoes in Kansas, high winds
along the shores of Maine.”
These verses are striking and unique. His sharp wordplay is infused throughout the collection.
Ritterbusch is an accomplished poet. He offers a variety of subjects in his poems with a sensitive touch and vigorous imagery.
From the poem “POETRY”
“. . . The proper subject of poetry is not poetry
There are too many squirrel poems, grandfather poems,
mothers with cancer poems, poems
of all sorts perhaps—language poems?
As if language were not there
in any poem, bad or good, mostly bad.”
It takes a proper poet to write about poetry itself. And why not? It’s such a part of a poet’s life, this art of putting words, spaces and lines of verse together.
“Tipping Point” is a familiar reflection amidst a wonderful collection of poetry. Ritterbusch has given us rich poems that are impactful.
~LB Sedlacek is the author of the poetry collections “I’m No ROBOT,” “This Space Available,” “Words and Bones,” “The Blue Eyed Side,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” “Swim,” and “The Poet Next Door.” Her non-fiction books include “The Poet Protection Plan” and “Electric Melt: How to Write, Publish, Read Walt Whitman and Survive as a Writer and Poet). Her short story collection is entitled “Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories.” She writes poetry reviews for www.thepoetrymarket.com You can find out more: www.lbsedlacek.com