- File Size: 172 KB
- Print Length: 85 pages
- Publication Date: June 24, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008EF2HZY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,476,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Melpomene's Tears Kindle Edition
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Hyde's classical style is representative of an era when literature was savored. And the exquisite words which burgeon forth from each page are so divinely assembled that they bewitch the mind, the body, and the soul, transfixing the reader, causing them to do and desire nothing more than to turn the page.
The words that comprise each of these tragic romantic poems tell of stories that anyone who has lived, who has felt, who has loved, and whose soul has nearly died at the hand of heartache, can relate. Hyde's voice is strong and, yet, so very vulnerable. And it is entirely evident that each piece was crafted with fervor and genuine honesty.
My soul ached when I turned the last page. Because, greedily, I wanted to live in this magnificent world he had created. Forever. I wanted these raw feelings that had taken over every fiber of my being to never dissipate. But then I realized that it was not a tragedy that it had ended; that the true tragedy would have been my never discovering this intoxicating collection.
I am not sure of many things in this world, but of this I am: MELPOMENE'S TEARS will transcend time and captivate its readers for an eternity. And that, ladies and gentlemen, can only be accomplished by writers destined for greatness.
Artists such as Hyde give writers such as myself motivation and inspiration to reach for nothing short of the stars with each piece we pen. And as a reader, he has reminded me why I fell in love with words so very many years ago.
I end this review with a hearty "thank you" to the author. Your words will forever have a place in my heart.
Do yourself a favor and download your copy today. I assure you, your soul will never be fed so well.
That being said, it is easy to place him among the ranks of Tennyson, Longfellow, and Shelley. What Mr. Hyde does is take this art form and elevate it to new heights for modern seekers of beauty in the written word.
Each poem is carefully crafted, not just in structure, but in the imagery itself. Epic poetry speaks to the heart of the soul, and Jonas Hyde's work is no exception. The imagery is lush and beautiful, the words drip from the page, seeped in the nostalgia of past romantic eras. This collection elicits an emotional response, sometimes quiet and reflective, often visceral and striking. The beauty of the human condition is recreated in words and images, and the soul of the poet is laid bare.
While tackling themes reminiscent of Arthurian legend, it also speaks to the modern-day everyman. These words invite you to introspection, to extrapolate feeling and discover where it lives within your own life. Every poem takes you on a journey, an emotional path designed to be walked, and Mr. Hyde is with you every step of the way.
My personal favorites in this collection are "Longing" and "The Tower".
The Good: Sweeping themes and lush images, yet written so clearly to be appreciated by today's standards. You will find something wonderful about each poem.
The Bad: I couldn't find fault with anything, and I'm terribly picky. I suppose the worst part was coming to the end and realizing there was no more to be read.
Overall: I give "Melpomene's Tears" 5 out of 5 stars, all of them gold.
My first point with these poems, are that they are from another era. My favourite poems are usually from the more romantic eras of the past, but Jones Hyde has created that romanticism and raw emotion of an epic poem in each and every story he has written in this book. He writes with such a fluid use of exquisite words, that you will find yourself crying and gasping before you even realise your heartstrings are being plucked at. Each poem was imbued with so much soul, and all of them were perfectly thought out. A lot of work had gone into each poem for every stanza to be set just so, and the way the words were cut-off to the next line, or the way that they continued, were all carefully crafted. I was pleasantly surprised that each character was perfectly described within their own actions.
That there are not more of them! I'm very rarely this stunned when I read poetry nowadays, as a lot of it seems to be quite rigid and over-worked, but these poems were very different.
Jonas Hyde is officially in my list of favourite poets, right up there with Keats and Wilde, because these poems speak so much. These are not rigid poems, these are poems that have been written as the feelings were felt, and you are made to feel every single emotion along with them. There is so much beauty and grace in these poems, I shall not be surprised at all if Jones Hyde is one day held up as a very great poet. I would recommend these poems to anyone-anyone who wants to feel true emotion pouring off a page, that wil leave you considering each line in your head for days.
I give this collection.......5/5 stars!