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Utterly Loved Paperback – November 29, 2012
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First, the genesis of this heartfelt book of love poems is, in itself a love story. Wanting to do something significant to help the suffering and ignored of this world, Kat put together a group of love poems originally written to her husband. When one stops to realize that all proceeds of the book will be contributed to two very special charities, I see 'agape' in action and it is both humbling and inspiring. Kat has chosen to light the candle instead of cursing the darkness.
The forward by Sylvain Reynard is the perfect opening to Kat's gift to us. No matter how giving and caring we think we might be, SR has in his own quiet way worked to move a narcissistic society to one of compassion and sincere caring. He makes us think of "the other" in everything we do. Kat's book is evidence of this, and it warms my heart and inspires me to look for ways to do more.
It is not an accident that Utterly Loved was released at the Christmas season. In this season of giving, in the frenetic rush to buy gifts for people who already have more than enough, buying Kat's book of love poetry will insure that those who have nothing - nothing -- will know that people care and want to help. It can be the most important gift you buy this year.
I have followed Kat via her Blog and have been impressed and touched by her powerful words but this amazing collection of her works had me emotional before I even got to the poems......such a beautiful and unique love relationship she has experienced in her life and so lucky are we that she has been so very giving in sharing it with the world via her Poems! Let alone her incredible generosity to donate all monies to charity, I'm in awe of this lady!
To add to all of this also the amazing and very talented writer Sylvain Reynard of the Gabriel's Inferno & Gabriel's Rapture has written a forward in the book.....just brilliant ppl. Who are changing the world in their ways and inspiring others to do also!!!
I recommend this book to everyone. Sit back, read, reread and enjoy the positive messages in this collection.
Author: Kat Bastion
Grade/Rating: 5 out of 5
In an exclusive interview, Kat Bastion revealed to us what inspired her to write poetry. New York Times Bestselling author Sylvain Reynard wrote a guest post for us, here on the Literati Literatures Lovers blog, titled: The Art and Poetry of Desire and it was that entry that inspired Bastion to write.
To say that I am devoted to poetry would be an understatement. I grew up on poetry and some of the first reading I ever did were poems. Most of the rhythms we all learn as children are just little poems. Each Wednesday on our blog we feature poetry, which we label as Poetry Wednesday, because we believe that poetry of all types should be read and enjoyed. I have often thought that poets don’t bleed blood, but ink; because they express every emotion they have in their poetry. Poetry is the bone and marrow of expressive writing because the poet puts their life experiences into each poem with every word they choose.
The emotion Bastion focuses on is one of the most complex of our human emotions: love. The book explores love; through the use of imagery, the seasons, grace, passion, exploration, family, happiness, and desire; the myriad of emotions of living. Utterly Loved is about living and the questions that surround us. How does one live their life; as a player in the game or as a spectator? What is the quality of a life well lived? What do we, as humans, imprint on the world? What do we cherish and leave behind?
In her poems, Bastion cherishes life lived in love. Like any good poet she’s able to invoke emotions through the imagery that her words paint, on the landscape of her art. In her poem Sum of Days, she explorers the many facets of love, those of Storge, Philia, Eros and Agape. These stages of love comprise how we as humans relate to each other and what we recognize as love in ourselves. In the poems Transcendence, Beautiful Seasons, and Something About Snow, the simple love of a season or place; is how she brings out the joy of living. The sensual delights of love are delved into in both Undone and Heaven…Found. The ability to give yourself over completely in the act of love, to lay ones soul bare to another, is probed in the poem Utterly Loved. The poems Sun in my Eyes and Saturday Morning bind the deep hope and strength of love. Each of the twenty one poems in the book are beautiful and should be read and enjoyed. Everyone wishes to love and be loved in the same way that Bastion writes about amore.
The truly remarkable thing about this book is not the words about love, but the author herself. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to Worldvision and Covenant House. So I would encourage everyone who reads this review to buy at least one copy; heck buy two and donate one to your local library. Better yet, since it is the Holiday Season, buy several and give them as gifts.
Fans of Sylvain Reynard will be interested to know that he wrote the forward to UTTERLY LOVED.
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