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a kiss for the worthy: Poetry inspired by the Walt Whitman poem ‘Leaves of Grass’ (A Love Poetry Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File size : 1564 KB
- Publisher : Wild Arancini Press (May 17, 2020)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 123 pages
- Publication date : May 17, 2020
- ASIN : B084BWM755
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,976,304 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed this book very much and found the poems to be of a lighter tone than those included in Book 1. These poems revolve very much around the I, of the poem, and his interaction with nature and the world around him. The poems about with energy and his joy in what he sees and hears and also in the strength and endurance of his own body.
An example of this physical joy in nature is illustrated in this extract from be this (with kisses):
“turn your face
to feel the sun
warm and light
and good upon it”
And also in this beautiful extract from inhale (my heart):
“and where I strode
with salt flecks
and in the bubbles”
I really recommend this book of uplifting poetry to lovers of this genre.
This author, much like Whitman, celebrates his philosophy of life and humanity written in thoughtful bursts of poetic expression. Prem describes his process of creating found poetry, wherein he chooses a phrase from the body of “Song of Myself – Leaves of Grass” as his inspiration for creating a new poem of his own making.
What follows is a deeply introspective look at love and life from the author’s perspective. I loved his poem, “espresso (no and no)” where he describes his love hate relationship with the beverage in such great detail that I swear I could smell the heady aroma of the brew.
My favorite poem was “not much left (of me).” Powerful and moving, this poem strips away all the subterfuge, revealing the naked truth behind the author’s psyche. He shares portions and pieces—traces of his soul revealing that he is simply in the end, all he can be.
As a lover of all forms of poetry, I found this collection deeply satisfying to read. I savored several bits of prose, weighing the words on my tongue, repeating them out loud. Prem augments his own rhythm, creating a pleasant flow. Nothing is overstated or flowery. Instead, the meaning is obtained from the brevity of his word choices. My kind of poetry!
I enjoyed this collection. Many thanks to the author for providing me with an advanced reader’s copy. I look forward to the additional books in this trilogy.
I thought the opening poem, “mmm-hmmm (this day)” immediately set a wonderful tone in how it conveyed the waiting beauty of perspective when love and respect for self is held dear. I also felt the joy that can be brought to others in this but for me it seemed this aspect was more a complement to feeling the fruitful contentment in the open-mindedness of “only I” and finding “the whole of me.”
I think the best way to describe this second book of love poems is a kaleidoscope. It used many parts of the world to make me feel my own light inside was a little brighter, a little bigger, a little more. For me, I loved seeing and feeling every turn within this collection’s patterns.
Many thanks to the author for the review copy of, A Kiss for the Worthy.
The poet took me on a beautiful journey about love and femininity. Recommending to true poetry-lovers!