Thanks to Lark Writes
for giving me the inspiration to write short, poetic book reviews. Hers
are called 'Haiku Reviews.' I'll make mine a little longer and call them
tanka-poetry reviews. Similar to haikus, tanka poems are short, using
only 31-syllables in the cadence pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. I'm catching up here on past-due reviews.
Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook
by Dana Velden (Rodale Books, 2015)
Everyone must eat.
Velden gives meditations
To help center cooks
as they make food for all.
I needed this book right now.
Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again
by Roger Housden (Harmony Books, 2007)
Housden highlights ten
poems, gives insights/comments.
Poems come alive---
stars twinkling in night sky.
Empowered to change my life.
Blue Iris: Poems and Essays
by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press, 2004)
Focused on nature, flowers.
Essay, "A Blessing"
recounts a time as a teen,
remembering the beauty.
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
by Danez Smith
Blacks speak to us from grave...
What was their death for?
Other poems left me flat,
themes I could not relate to.
Love these! The first one and the last one are my two favorites. :DReplyDelete
I enjoy these. Thanks Lark.ReplyDelete
Very clever way to review books of poetry! I love the cover and the review of the last one in particular.ReplyDelete
I need to read more poetry! I have a couple of Oliver's collections and Don't Call Us Dead on my shelves. I need to try some out soon.ReplyDelete