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The Naked Soul: an anthology of verse (Revised Edition) Paperback – September 27, 2009
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An Honours graduate with a passion for music, culture and philosophy, Rici enjoys both writing and graphic design. A former member of the Australian Society of Authors and the Society of Book Illustrators, Rici is a current member of the Australian Poetic Society.
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The lyrical compositions are a nice addition providing further insight into the author's mind. Subtle phrasing such as "Silence was the choice of voice as Sunday came and went; and only whispers in my mind recall the past events," from 'Another Morning' (p51) sit equally well with the more obscure "Knock-knock! Who's there? Where do the angels play? I fail to see forgotten friends. It's a book I think I've read. Mother Mary save me, I think I'm finally dead" from 'Mother Mary' (p57).
Those of you who are sticklers for technique, or who expect prize winning literature, may want to give it a miss but for the rest of us, this honest and insightful journey into the author's mind will leave you feeling content.
Poetry is about feelings, feelings that come from the heart, often unsolicited, just there, and when put onto paper, can be shared by others. An example is "Clouds" on Page 14. Simple, short and tugs at emotions like water pulling you along a deep stream. I give you a treat by copying it here.
In a world of hunger and pain
Of bloody battles and acid rain
Why when we watch the clouds above
Do our thoughts often sway to the tune of love?
Short, succinct and loaded with emotion.
I look forward to reading more works of art such as this anthology, "The Naked Soul".
John F Christian,
Knowledge, in all its antiquated glory
Listen. Can you hear it?
No, I thought not
Too discerning, too visual
Knowledge is ignorant
At first I didn't get it but when you stop and think about it, you begin to see the logic. Very clever!