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BECOMING: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet by [Brown, Nadia]
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Brown provides us with a refreshing look at her life through her words. A muse in her own rite, Brown takes us on a literary journey that inspires and awe as you travel down the winding words that she weaves. Those who love poetry very reminiscent of Maya Angelou will love Brown's poetry. -The Pen & Muse

From the Author

Unscrambled Eggs was my first poetry book, and it would be seven years before I would ever publish my second book of poems. Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet is the follow-up and it is a collection of poems and articles about living a life of fulfillment.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2345 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HFKG3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,204,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems by Nadia Janice Brown. They are spiritual, inspirational and full of `writer' sensibility, which I love. The tone is `quiet,' making this little collection perfect for your night table, to be read before bedtime.

Brown's pen touches upon various subjects: God, the Genesis, marriage, fear, happiness, love, inspiration, writer's block, and the daily tribulations and insecurities of writers, just to name a few. Some poems break the general tone and are more serious, such as the one titled, "So this is Love?"

I've gotten used to broken things,
Even now to hear rage slice through
doors
portrays a semblance of normalcy.
The brunt of your fist pelting my spine
is the only fixture in this home.
And you say this is love?
Sorry does not undo the scars
perverting my features,
will not restore fractured limbs.

Some of Brown's lines are beautiful and vibrant, such as these ones from "England:"

...I am standing on a Manchester bridge
feeding birds with crumbs of desperation,
giving them portions of my worries.
What they don't eat is packed away and
stored like lunch meat in the marrow of
my bones...

The author also includes several short essays among the poems, thus creating a sense of variety with her prose. Subjects such as what is your purpose in life, planning and preparing for change, living your dream, procrastination, and overcoming the author's blues come alive under this author's pen. If you enjoy poetry or have a friend or family member who does, I recommend you grab a copy of this uplifting collection.
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Nadia Brown's BECOMING reads like a guided meditation or a prayer. Her poems are poignant and filled with life, it's struggles, and the power of faith. This is the kind of book that you will want to read by yourself in quiet reflection and most importantly don't forget to highlight as you go along. You will definitely find yourself reading, highlighting, and re-reading. BECOMING is a short book, but I promise you her poetry is like a steak and potato dinner--very satisfying. Not only will this book stick to your bones, it'll inspire you to take action and find the calling that God has for you. Nadia's incredible example of living faith is the perfect reminder that "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. (James 2:26)"
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Format: Paperback
This is the first time I have read a book of poetry cover to cover, and the first time I have reviewed poetry. In general, it tends to not be "my thing", but I have to admit I really enjoyed many of the poems included in the book. There is a nice mix of the personal, the general and the spiritual in BECOMING -- something for everyone from a poetry perspective. Many of the pieces have a definite female take, but I am one, so that didn't bother me.

I also liked that I never felt "out of the loop" when reading these poems. I had no trouble following the language or understanding the symbolism being used, which can sometimes be a problem with the poets I have read previously.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys poetry.
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Becoming: The Life and Musing of A Girl Poet
Author: Nadia Brown

There are many inspirational poems within the pages of this book. The author shares her thoughts, feelings and understanding that life has specific hold and purpose for all of us. Without defining why we are here and what are goals and purposes are it's like walking in the shadow of another person and living their dreams not your own. The serenity and tranquility of the poems as you read them will create a feeling of warmth and calm as you sit back in front of a warm fire, in a cozy chair or in your own bed reading them together with someone special or by yourself. As you read each poem and the final three articles you will learn a lot about the author but even more about yourself as you take another journey into the life and thoughts of this outstanding poet in her book titled " Becoming: The Life and Musings of A Girl Poet," by Nadia Brown. The collection is replete in thoughts, ideas, and feelings that will help you look within yourself or see your reflection in a mirror clearer minus the distortions and hopefully learn how to use your own intelligence and wisdom to reach your goals and purpose in life.

There are several poems that I will showcase and refer to the articles at the end. A man walks into your line of vision and you can't help but notice him. He is tall, handsome and exudes confidence and definitely, just from his appearance alone and manner makes you feel secure in his presence. " What Pleases Me," is the first poem that I am spotlighting which most women can identify. Walking into a crowded room, smoky bar, a restaurant or down a crowded street as you spot this man whose name is still unknown to you and who appears as if the heavens open up and he enters your mind, your heart and space.
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To be honest, before I began reading Nadia's books I didn't think I would enjoy them. Being a poet myself, I tend to be critical of other writing styles. I am so glad I didn't listen to myself this time! Becoming is a beautifully written collection of poems that makes you feel a little guilty, like you've stumbled across someone's journal and by opening the pages you have entered a doorway into their most private thoughts. Covering every topic one ponders while growing and maturing down the path of life. Spirituality, Self Reflection, Travel, Sorrow, Love, Loss and on and on. Nadia's temporal approach to writing keeps drawing you farther and farther in until it's over and you are longing for more. Thought provoking and motivational, sometimes you feel as though you are reading a letter from a friend describing every detail of their adventures. I think I have found a new favorite poetry book. I look forward to reading more of Nadia's brilliant work in the future. I will definitely be a returning customer.
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