- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Pallas Athena Distribution (February 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9197764132
- ISBN-13: 978-9197764131
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,541,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Love's Thrilling Dimensions Paperback – February 10, 2009
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What a wonderful book of poetry to touch the heart, deepen the spirit, and stir up the emotions! Joyce Akesson, gifted poet and extraordinaire, puts into words not many have the talent to achieve. Her writing is clear, profound, and creative, while at the same time poignant. ... If you are a lover of poetry, I highly suggest you check out "Love's Thrilling Dimensions" by Joyce Akesson. I can guarantee you will be totally immersed into a world of its' own. --Irene Watson for Reader Views (January 22 2009)
At a fundamental level, the collection explores the many dimensions of love and what it is to be human. Akesson travels through hopes and fears in the face of love, yet she also delves into existential questions that many readers will appreciate. She easily flows between asking, "Are we playing at something/or are we doing it for real?" and more figurative concepts like that of Chaos who "sometimes glares at the world/while smoking his cigar." There are many moments like these that grant depth to her work beyond the surface features of love. ... Ultimately Love's Thrilling Dimensions is an enjoyable float through well-crafted phrases, appealing cadence, and expressive emotion. Akesson shares truths about life and love in a way that reflects modern life and is embraceable by modern audiences.
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Through a variety of poems Joyce Åkesson manages to bring the different aspects of love into light. She observes the mechanisms and feelings of first love, separations, longings, passion; "This heartless thief named passion." (Passion); memories of an old love, love secrets. Moments of tenderness in a marriage; "Life is beautiful and it is warm outside." (At the Harbor Restaurant)are contrasted with memories of war, tragedies barely touched, only hinted at; "They say that the first floors are safer than second floors." (Moving backwards in time)"
And, another very moving refection on war and love and family ties:
"And I already feel sad
For the disappointment
That I shall see in your eyes
When you will figure out
That the one you miss the most
Has chosen not to return with us" (The Disappointment)
The poems move back and forth in time; recollected, tasted, relived, recreated, reconstructed in the labyrinth of memories, connected in mysterious ways, beyond time, beyond reason.
What makes a particular memory stand out and glow; what makes it so special?
Why do we make the choices we make; in love; in life?
Joyce Åkesson gives no answers, only clues; clues that will make you keep thinking ... I promise!
"Love's Thrilling Dimensions" is a fascinating collection of poems; a deep reflection on life, war, love, and the subtle mechanisms of memory and I strongly recommend it!
L. Holm, author
The same goes with Joyce book, but I think that this book is a little bit different because it was written with love and you can notice this form the first sentence.
Look inside the book and you will be convinced. I am sure about it.
I personally liked it, and I strongly recommend reading it too, if you love poetry of course.
~Bogdan Alexandru - Thoughts across Time
"Dimensions" is truly the key word in the book's title, as each piece focuses on a different aspect of love from a unique (and sometimes surprising) perspective. Yes, one of those aspects is the romantic relationship and its many nuances, but there is so much more - attraction, acceptance, desire, friendship, belonging, giving . . . living.
Each piece beautifully worded to stimulate the mind, touch the heart, and feed the spirit.
These poems seek to search for a connection between memory, thoughts, feelings, sensory experience and reality. They explore such universal themes as the longing for love, the awakening of wonder, the magic of encounters, the uniqueness of journeys, the ambiguity of a few existential questions and the different changes that can occur in the inner and outer landscapes.
If you are a lover of poetry, I highly suggest to read this book. 5 Stars from me!
A few images of you
fall apart from my hands
They are not you.
I have surely not read many love poems and this one enticed me till the end. I am going to keep this book near my bed and go through it again whenever I get time.
A great poetry book. 5 stars
My favorites, among many, are "Passion", "The Journey" and "Good Morning". This book is a perfect mix of love, romance and even heartache. This book is certainly a 5-star read.