Hi all. I am back to trying to blog on a regular basis and am in the midst of catching up on my reading and reviewing (and beta reading). So that means more reviews will be coming.
I have not read as much poetry as I have fiction and history books, but I do like poetry and thought that I would try to write a review of Dream Poem by KD Rose. This is a collection of moving poems that cover the gamut of what I am going to call the human condition. The poet touches on everything from Black Lives Matter to aging parents to mental illness. Each poem captures real emotion and makes you take time and think about your life and your condition. I found that this collection really made me stop and think about how fleeting time is and how we should make the most of what we have. Of course poem are very personal, so each reader will probably come away with something different and that's the beauty of art that makes you think. So I am giving this collection a 5/5 stars.
Did you know that in addition to writing fiction that I sometimes dabble in poetry? Well I do. Now I am really not that good of a poet, but that doesn't mean that I don't put feeling into what I write. Here are a couple short poems that I have written recently. I mostly have been just tapping them into the Notes on my phone. Ah new technology!
Why open my eyes
I know the nothingness I'll see
Better to keep them closed
Slipping into oblivion
Leaving this place forever
People look through me
It's like I don't exist
Am I so hard to see
Am I so hard to love
Pain in my head
Pain in my body
Pain in my mind
Will it ever go away
They say it’s here to stay
My eyes water from the pain
Yet I smile and pretend to be sane
With a distinctive voice, K.D. Rose illuminates and embraces the songs of our lives. Revelatory and urgent, her poetry combines fearless beauty with the strangeness of an other, watching and bearing witness to the exquisite and heartbreaking world while embroiled in the intensity and passion of life's dynamics. In turns ethereal, haunting, and brazen, Dream Poem invites the reader to the trance of what it means to be living today. For the first time K.D. Rose's literary published poetry and hidden gems are gathered together in this bold collection. Includes a bonus section with The Essay "I Have No Voice and I Must Write", and the short story "The Empath"!
Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/DreamPoem-K-D-Rose/dp/1545164738
About the author:
K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for "There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen." K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women's Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.
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