i see through eyes
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- Publisher : iUniverse (March 1, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 124 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0595172121
- ISBN-13 : 978-0595172122
- Item Weight : 5.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.31 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,238,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book consists of six sections with seven to thirteen narrative poems and prose pieces per section. From the beginning of the book to the end, Eric allows readers to see through his eyes and intimate thoughts some of the concerns, frustrations, and celebrations in the experiences of men. He articulates clearly in, "The Neighbor" and "If I Was White, I Wonder," the struggles black men often have with racism and social acceptance. He describes man's spiritual nature and reverence for God succinctly in, "Man," "Faith," and "There is No God." Poems like, "The Phone Call," "Variation on The Phone Call," "When," and "My Heart," depicts the anxieties they feel when finding love or facing heartaches. Then that sexy little Haiku titled, "Sunrise" along with poems, "Braggadocious" and "Petals Against My Skin," are so sensual and passionate that they are guaranteed to make a woman smile.
Reading I SEE THROUGH EYES, does capture one's attention and rocks like a lover as Bernice McFadden, author of SUGAR and THE WARMEST DECEMBER states on the book's cover. I enjoy reading poetry and I especially enjoyed this book and this writer's intimate thoughts about issues that are not always expressed openly by men. I look forward to reading more by Eric Payne in the future!
This collection of poetry is divided into six sections, they are: 1) Young Havin' Fun Wide Eyed & Naive 2) Lamentations 3) Fires of Revelation 4) Perchance Romance 5) To Know God 6) Liberation. My favorite section is "Lamentations" because it deals with feelings of the heart. In "The Phone Call" the poet reflects on Shannon a woman that he dated that had it all together, and he thought that they were both equally interested in each other. Then Shannon suddenly drops out of sight. The poet wages an internal battle with himself as to whether he should call her or just leave the situation alone. I know that at one point in my life I was in the same situation as the poet,so I could definitely relate to his plight.
I really enjoyed "I See Through Eyes" and look forward to reading more of Eric Payne's work. On the RAW scale "I See Through Eyes" is a 4.
Reviewed by Simone A. Hawks
Payne's poem "Because" reveals deep-rooted [Black] family values, suggesting individuals should step back and be thankful for their present situation established by ancestors whom he claims have "[made] my way clear / blindly moving, not knowing the outcome / working your hands with faithful vigor / for my sake [. . .]" .
While his short story "Insanity Wears High Heels" pokes with the narrator's probable and ultimate sexcapades, readers can still expect a wonderful and purposeful moral as a conclusion. Payne intertwines his knowledge of music with the beats and rhythms of his natural rhyme scheme, eloquently detailed passages, and allusions to Coltrane and Donna Sommer.
There is an ardent need for young, talented writers such as Payne. "I See Through Eyes" easily quenches the appetite of hungry youth who may find relativity in his truths.
Unsuccessfully edited in regard to inconsistencies in style, yet well written, Payne's works effortlessly take a reader back to the oral tradition, where readers are soothed by delicate, precise words and traditional themes of human nature.