Customer Review

February 17, 2017
This is a very nice and unusual book.

For the unusual part, it is made differently than any book I've seen in the past. The title, "Rip This Poem Out", suggests that you do exactly that. There are two pages dedicated to each poem. If the poem fits on only one page, the second is left blank. The pages are perforated so you can easily remove a single poem and pass the poem on to someone else. It makes me wonder how this concept could be extended to an ebook. Perhaps by having a link in the ebook to email the text of a specific poem to someone else.

For the nice part, the poems are all easy to empathize with on first reading. By that I mean they are not only easy to understand, but they are easy to take to heart--on first reading. There is a depth of sorrow that holds its breath and dives below the water's surface as in "Landscape" only to rise to joy in "We Twenty" or "Stage IV". You will want to reread not because you didn't understand the poem the first time, but because it moved you so much on that first reading. There are poems here that you will find you do not want to rip out and give away, but those are the very ones that would make the best gifts.
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