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- Print Length: 72 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Myrddin Publishing Group (November 28, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AFJOZ0M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,797,077 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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WHAT I LIKED:
I was struck by beautifully crafted poem, The Chair. In the first few lines, we come to know the elderly person who once owned the chair, and in the final lines we feel the sense of loss the observer feels as they look upon the chair whose owner has now passed on. It is poignant, yet not maudlin, allowing the reader to absorb the scene of the chair, the reading glasses and the emptiness of the room.
Ode to my Bookcase brought a smile to my face, as I could totally relate to the sentiments expressed. I too love my bookcase and the contents therein!
Bullied is a raw look at the emotional baggage that comes along with being the outcast, the one picked on at school. This one brought tears to my eyes.
This is the perfect book for a contemplative day. The compilation is divided into four sections: Loss, Love, Lyrical and Life, though many of the poems and odes span the boundaries between them all.
Hearts and Minds is available in both paperback and for the Kindle, both are very reasonably priced. Maria V. A. Johnson is a contributing author on the anthology The Other Way IsEssex, and is also a well-known editor, most recently she was the editor of Heart Search - Lost, a paranormal romance by Carlie M.A. Cullen.
I haven't actually sat down to read a book of poetry since I finished my English degree in 1990. Terrible oversight on my part. This book reminded me of all that is best about poetry: the ability to pack a real emotional punch in just a few lines, and the opportunity to indulge oneself in reading an entire book in half-an-hour.
This book felt a bit like the proverbial curate's egg, in that some parts were better than others. I felt that some of the rhymes were rather overreached and occasionally jarred, but the free verse was much better and the meter was always perfect - something I consider extremely important in poetry. It was broken into sections related to the topic or the mood and that made it something I might dip into at a later date if I'm looking for a poem to suit a particular occasion.
It was, at times, extremely personal. I happen to know the poet, and that might have been a little awkward, but somehow wasn't. It felt more as though a friend was opening up to me. I'd be interested to know if readers who don't know the writer feel the same way.
Overall this is a lovely little volume which leaves the reader with a sense of warmth and enrichment.
This is beautiful poetry! Maria touches the soul with her beautiful words. She shows heart and emotion with every verse. I must say I found another great poet.I felt her pain and sadness in her words. Don't miss this amazing book. Thank you Maria for sharing your soul with us. I totally recommend this poetry book, even if you don't read poetry this book could change your mind. I was given this book as a gift with no one asking for a review. I reviewed this book because it deserves a review.