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“The Ancient’s Message” and “Graduation Day, 1971”. Release your inner feelings while digesting “As Glaciers Move”
Looking forward to his next publication.
In the poem, “Refugees,” I was moved by the imagery of “Souls fleeing the grips and twists of demons.”
The imagery in “The Ancient’s Message” is powerful. My reaction to it was, “Love, love, love!” I feel like I’m there with the backpacker every time I read it. Even though the poet doesn’t describe the “ancient” being, I feel like I know what it looks like and how it sounds when it speaks or moves.
I was sitting in the parking lot of my daughter’s school, waiting for dismissal, when I read the poem “I Lead.” It’s a beautiful poem, and it brought me to tears the first time I read it, right there in the parking lot!
I really like “Orion!” No, I love this poem!
I like “The Movie House” more and more every time I read it. That’s the great thing about poetry, right?
“Pruned Trees”— so true!
There’s a secret hidden within the poem, “The Fallen.” My marginal note is, “Yes! I see it now! I should have noticed it before because there is no other reason for the indentation to be the way it is.”
Another great poem is “Awaiting the Arrival of the Light.” I really felt the pain and struggle when I read it.
I drew a heart next to the prose piece, “Anger,” which at first would seem to be a strange response to a prose piece titled, “Anger.” However, I love it. I had a similar response to “Pain and its Siblings.” And I drew a heart next to the poem “evoL,” although if you were to just glance at the title, you certainly wouldn’t scribble a heart next to it.
“Acceptance,” another heart. “Children at Play,” another heart!
Do not skip or read too quickly the prose piece, “Perceptions of a 30-year-old, Abridged." Especially pause at “II (4) A person is only content when . . .” and “IV (1) They say, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you . . . .”
The Crazy Lady Next Door makes me laugh every time I read it!
For the “The stranger and I,” the final poem of the book, I drew two hearts next to it! It is that good!
There are many other poems that I really like and cannot leave out of this review. For example, “Discernment,” a beautiful metaphysical piece, “A Backpacker’s Tale,” which is rich with metaphors and imagery, “Family Pictures,” which now makes me look at the pictures in my hallway differently. “Driving Alone,” perhaps a reflection on evangelism, “The Wizard,” the author’s contemplation of a lone tree on a bluff above the surf,” and “Fatalism?”—a short but beautifully-written poem about determinism vs. free will, I believe. And I had many marginal notes like “Good!” and “Great!” for so many other poems and prose, such as “Friend or Foe,” “Sing the Song,” “Three Trees,” and “Belief in Humanity.” I love this collection of poems and prose in its entirety. I’ve been recommending it to everyone as a “must read!”
The other poem that we all can relate to is “The Crazy Lady Next Door”. It reminds me of my childhood and the house on the corner where the crazy lady who dressed in black lived. We would walk a block out of our way to and from school to avoid her house.
I would highly suggest you read the last poem in the book, “The stranger and I”. I had a difficult time reading it with the tears in my eyes. Very few people can put emotions and thoughts into words as well as Joseph Whitson does.
We all can relate to many of these poems as we travel through life’s journey.