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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (November 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475959001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475959000
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,983,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dainon Moody earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Utah State University. He is a marketing writer who has been known to play Neil Young's Harvest loudly on the turntable at three o'clock in the morning. Dainon lives in Orlando, Florida. This is his first poetry collection.

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It is a fantastic read, and I highly recommend this book of poetry.
DJRH
The subject matter is great and I was immediately sucked in sucked which was surprising for someone that has only read a handful of poem books.
Dustin Christensen
The author, Dainon Moody, has a way with words that will touch the very center of your person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BelleFace on March 21, 2013
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The words in this book are effortlessly whimsical and airy. I went on many adventures. I got to know the author through the stories' heartfelt honesty. The perfect combination of warm rain on a sunny day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D'Arcy Benincosa on March 18, 2014
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It was more than easy for me to click the little button giving this book of poems a "5 Star Review", though it almost seems that the thoughts and emotions and images swirling around in The Sound of Scampering are much more tangible than what a simple yellow string of 5 stars can give it, but that's the way the world works, I suppose. Dainon Moody, poet and storyteller extraordinaire, has created a collection to be read on both rainy days and dry nights. His use of metaphor, the way the poems sound when read aloud, and the clear characters he creates in just a few simple lines will stay with you more than those from a feature length film.

As someone who has taught poetry for the last 10 years to teenagers and adults, I would have no hesitation recommending this collection for a course discussion in high school or at university level, a book club for creatives, or simply a couple who wants to read the poems together and have conversations about human nature over a glass of wine.

The poems will stretch your imagination, spark your creativity, and, ultimately, help you be more human that you already are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bookbloom on November 13, 2013
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After devouring the first section of this compilation nearly a year ago, drawn by the heading of a place in which I now live, I put the book aside. What a shame that I waited so long to pick it up again.

There is, throughout the entire collection, a note of sadness. A pang that binds those who have experienced the ache of early loss or know the truth of a Sunday afternoon. But the sorrow serves purpose. Where Moody weaves in joyful parts in unexpected places. Creating a sense of complicated and even suspended joy with each poem. Poems born out of moments with family (siblings, grandparents and uncles)and friends. Whether it is in the barren desert of Idaho or the quiet of a bachelor apartment, each page provides a pulsing rhythm. Where both jazz lovers and crazed library patrons alike are welcome.

For one who sat in the same chairs of that brilliant conductor, this collection is an accomplishment born out of two decades of experience. Only the beginning to what I hope will be more finished lines. In truth, I wish I had half the discipline to write as regularly and as well as Mr. Moody.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Sharp on April 9, 2014
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As someone who has never bought/read a book of poetry before (not counting various selections for school, obviously), I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this collection, the first I'd be reading as a whole. I can tell you I didn't expect something that read more like lyrics to songs than stuffy prose, but that's what I found throughout. Moody has a way with words and phrases that's not unlike a seasoned songwriter, describing crisply and vibrantly the experiences he's lived in ways that are both striking and relatable. He's open and honest with his words, laying out the heartaches and good times with equal vigor and thoroughness, all the while fully embracing the vulnerability that that openness brings. While the stories behind the poems are personal to Moody, the way they are described and worked through allow readers to draw easy parallels to their own memories and experiences, something that's no easy feat and something that makes them all that much more affecting. I guess this is all to say that I'm impressed by Dainon's work. Very, very impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By andrewlafayette on March 8, 2013
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I have never been a poet, but I have been a scholar all my life, and with that I can assure you there are few things read which have been enjoyed as much as The Sound of Scampering. The journeys that the author has taken have been shared on the pages as a great observation of ones life. May it be through a tale of childhood, or the travels to a new land, each story is set for great reflecting. I've been slowly making my way through this book, which is how I would recommend to any who take the task of adventuring in to this wonderful collection of works, reading and reflecting on each piece as individual tales building to a greater collective. Consequentially this is a great book to travel with. I can confidently say that this is a collection you will want on your shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kitkat on March 25, 2014
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As someone who has always found it extremely difficult to express emotions through writing, as I read through this brilliant collection, I found myself constantly thinking, "that is how I felt too but could never find the words to say it." Thank you, Dainon Moody, for finally giving me those words! His stories are so full of raw emotion and imagery that I was instantly transported to the moment in time they took place, almost as if watching a short film. With many I found myself reflecting on similar events in my own life, forgotten until now, and realizing how those moments shaped who I am today. With others I was yearning to find out, "what happened next?" I am in love with this book and cannot wait to share it with my friends and family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By canasian on March 27, 2014
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This book is the opposite of a page-turner. You'll get lost in Moody's world instantly and you'll want to read and reread each poem. The writing itself is phenomenal. It's deceptively simple and fresh every time you look again. I'm usually quite cynical when I get even a hint of "heart-strings" manipulation but Moody's poems will get you in the right way. No one with a heart/brain combo can read a poem like "Progeny" or "Secret Prayer" and not be moved. Or not be thoroughly entertained with his stories of non-albino friends, lonely hummingbirds, boob jobs, or Jim Morrison the Mexican. You'll wish you could hear and follow your own "sound of scampering", and go literally sock-free (and figuratively) once you finish this book.
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