Fragments of the Mind
It seems as if the world has come to a standstill and the only thing that remains is the gentle descent of snowflakes.Amazon USA
Fragments of the Mind by Jan Coulter
Author: Jan Coulter
Pub. Date: 2023
In these poems we see the soaring height of imagination and poignant intensity of emotions. The minute wonders of poetic imagination in this collection will attract all readers of poetry.
Overall, your words create a sense of calm and serenity that is often hard to find in our busy, noisy world. It's a reminder that sometimes the most beautiful moments can be found in the stillness and quietness of nature:
No bird song.
No cattle lowing.
Even the geese;
All is quiet, yet;
I can hear the
snowflakes fall. (The Quiet p. 14)
Your words paint a serene picture of stillness and tranquility in the midst of a snowfall. The absence of sound from birds, cattle, and even geese amplifies the peacefulness of the scene. It seems as if the world has come to a standstill and the only thing that remains is the gentle descent of snowflakes.
It's interesting that you mention being able to hear the snowflakes fall. Although snow is typically associated with a quiet atmosphere, it's not often that one can actually hear the sound of individual snowflakes as they fall. Perhaps you are describing the soft rustling noise that snow can make as it lands on the ground or nearby surfaces.
Your words express a deep longing for a love that is vibrant, passionate, and intimate in the poem 'To Laugh'
I wanted our love to laugh, to
sing into the fire, to
taste one another’s essence.
How long have I known your
courage, your sensitivities, your
reserve of care?
You blew wind into my sail, then
sucked it back out.
I was fully clothed.
Now I am naked. (To Laugh p. 32)
Over all an impressive book of poetry for all readers. The poet is able to write with an impressive lucidity of style.
- Dr. Karunesh Kumar Agarwal