Secrets of the Wind by Robert L. Martin
There’s a variety of work with varying themes in Martin’s new collection. His poems are mostly free verse with a bit of form thrown in here and there. His poems are put together in an original way.Amazon USA
Secrets of the Wind
by Robert L. Martin
Copyright 2023, Cyberwit
- Publisher : Cyberwit.net (February 18, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 132 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9395224479
- ISBN-13 : 978-9395224475
- Item Weight : 6.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.33 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,258,757 in Books
Review by LB Sedlacek
“Secrets of the Wind” is Martin’s fifth book published by Cyberwit. He states he writes poetry in the Preface to his book because “Life is worth striving to hold onto as long as we can make it last. We have so much more to do and learn.” He also says that he’s written 2,200 poems!
His enthusiasm for poetry carries through in this book and onward. How neat it is to have a poet who is inspired by writing a poem so much so that he continues to write and to share his wonders with the world. This is what poetry is all about, sharing and continuing the written word.
There’s a variety of work with varying themes in Martin’s new collection. His poems are mostly free verse with a bit of form thrown in here and there. His poems are put together in an original way.
Martin seems to work magic with his verses. These poems may dance, so to speak, on the surface but there’s so much more within each line, and beyond the surface.
From the poem “Keepers of the Sun”
“From my abode and
through the window,
I look up higher
than the tallest tree
where heaven commences
and my sight terminates
somewhere between earth and sky,
at the boundary of
the real and the abstract where the
giants draw the sun out of the earth
and marvel at its glossiness.”
Martin spills his thoughts from his soul. His poems have a maturity to them and also they carry and offer a sense of peace. He is adept at creating rhythm and melodies.
These poems seem to talk with the heart. They are simply pleasurable and fun to read.
These poems in “Secrets of the Wind” really flourish under his hand. He is a mighty and charismatic poet, one with skills, and one who writes poems you will want to read.
This is a vibrant poetry book. One that is filled with the passion of a poet who carries and presents a poetical voice all his very own.
~LB Sedlacek also reviewed “Martin’s World” by Robert L. Martin. She is the author of several books of poetry including “Swim,” “Night Swim,” “The Poet Next Door,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” and “Words and Bones.” Her most recent short stories collections include “Motor Addiction & The Renovator” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Short Stories.”