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My Wings: Black & White edition Paperback – March 13, 2014
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About the Author
Just Patty is the poet name used by the Dutch writer Patty van Delft. Why the name ‘Just Patty’? Because writing poetry is a naked reflection of the heart and soul, nothing more and nothing less. It’s ‘just you’ without decorations. The poetry by Just Patty is mostly a combination of dark thoughts, loss, grief, love and the courage to continue fighting no matter what. ‘I have always being attracted to the more darker forms of poetry, I adore Edgar Allan Poe. Maybe because dark poetry seems to be more raw. Before I started to write dark poetry, the darkness was already inside me. Always lurking right beneath the surface, waiting till I lost my strength so it could consume me. Because I let it out now every once in a while by writing, I was able to tame the beast and be the person who I am today. Me, without restrictions or suppression.’ The art that Just Patty uses to illustrate her poetry is made by her. She models for her own photos, shoots them and does the editing as well. ‘Poetry is a way of showing your darkest thoughts and deepest feelings through the art of words. Listen to the music of your soul and let your pen dance to the rhythm.’
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Patty is a caring soul with such emotion and she touches so deep. So real. I relate.
I just received my book and I will read it over and over.
Deeply beautiful and talented,..'as she is..as she writes'.
The poetry is a mix of both free form and rhyme and meter, giving the poems a freedom and charm that entrance the reader. The poems are a diatribe on the ups & downs of life. One suspects the subject matter comes from the author’s circle of life, both hers and those around her, family and friends. My Dark Wings has not only the travails of life, but its loves. And My Light Wings has the love of life and its travails.
And so the reader sets out on a journey through a maze of upheaval and passion. - - Emotions such as, but not limited to, loss, grief, fear, frustration, depression, strength, courage, despair, hope, anger, hate, love and so much more! - -Topics touched on, but not limited to, survival regret, failure, abuse, drugs, abandonment, revenge, cowardice, discouragement, disgrace, sanity, hopelessness, and so much more! And with these are intertwined the important, recurring themes of fighting on no matter what, demons, nightmares, the “mask,” wings, love in all its dimensions, and more. And those wings, dark and light, predominate many of the excellent photographs.
These poems hold a few surprises and ironies. Curiously, heaven and eternity show themselves, perhaps, only twice. Of favorite poems there be too many. Hard pressed to pick a few poems, in Part I try “Hells Bells,” and in Part II look at “Love me for who I am.”
It is no wonder “Just Patty” van Delft’s favorite author, so it is said, is Edgar Allan Poe. To Poe’s genre of the macabre, Patty has taken the form and made it her own in our times. In the words of another giant in literature, John Keats, her “…poetry comes… as naturally as the Leaves to a tree.”
Highly recommended read, 10/10!
You get an opportunity to see into her life, feel her emotions and walk with her down her path.
This is a book that you will read every page of, and enjoy it all!
I can only imagine even more great things coming from this author.
Patty writes from the heart and wears her feelings on her sleeve. I love this final product of all the snippets that she has been posting on her blog. Here: [...]
If you want to experience "real life" emotions, this is the book to read!! I can't wait to get my copy. Totally and completely recommend this book. Rating" 5 stars +!!
For any poet out there I would give this 10/10 and really give this a read.
Best few pounds I have spent in a long time as a big book buyer on Amazon elsewhere..
Breathtaking first book from an amazing woman and writer.
She bears her heart and soul in this book. You can't NOT be inspired.