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Within the Heart of Silence Paperback – March 20, 2017
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This book is great for those who have traveled around because it can bring back some memories and inspire thought on your travels. In the same way, it is also great for those who haven’t traveled, because you can read the poems and think about what it would be like to be there. Overall, it’s a nice light book for anyone to read.
These stunning pictures and inspiring verses complement each other nicely. One of my favorite pairs is the poem that has the title of this book, "Within the Heart of Silence", as one of its lines and is headed by a beautiful forestry shot. I very much enjoyed all the art in this book, but there are a few parts that I'm sure I'll be revisiting over time.
Unfortunately, I don't think that the kindle edition does justice to the work provided within. I feel that this book would be better in print, giving the photos more space to better viewed and enjoyed.
This book would make a nice addition to any reader's collection, especially those who have an interest in nature, photography and poetry. It's both inspiring and uplifting and will leave you with a sense of peacefulness. I recommend reading Within the Heart of Silence outdoors as it will add to the experience.
**** I received an eBook copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Booktasters for introducing me to this author, and thank you to James Williams Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith for giving me the chance to read and review their work. ****
My favourite lines would be:
“The mileage may have added up
But the strings, they’re going strong.
If I look a little worn for wear
It’s just my journey home”
It is such a beautiful book that a digital copy doesn’t do it justice. And while I highly appreciate the gift of a kindle edition from the author, I look forward to buying the paperback for thorough enjoyment of the words and photographs, and to witness them leap out of the page.
Obviously there is a love of nature clearly expressed throughout this book, and with climate discussions being what they are, I’m glad to see poems highlighting the beauty and importance of nature. There are also some poems that touch on the need to let love rule — whether it is romantic love or universal love. I particularly appreciated the poem accompanied by the photo with “Love Not Hate” painted on a rock. I think we could use more poetry about all of these topics.
I received the Kindle version of this book and based on what I can see in the “look inside” excerpts of this book, the Kindle does not do justice to the photography. So, from that perspective, I agree with others that this is probably best enjoyed in the print version than in the Kindle version.
Otherwise, this is a pleasant read of some heartfelt poetry that I believe many can enjoy.
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