Still dreaming of going to sea. John Paul Kirkham
A dense fog at dawn
folds slowly across the town
Monochrome figures like bare branches
bend in the breeze
stooped and worn yet young
Reviews for the Anthology of Poetry Book In Violet
There are gems here - Poetry Space
These poems are beautiful and the collection has the
intriguing quality of an autobiographical set of poems. In particular, I love the fact that the poems evoke a sense of place and yet the places written about are so disparate and conflicting, e.g contrasting 'Summer in Suffolk' with the poems about the war-torn
East. There's a sense of yearning in the poems that refer to the past, e.g. 'Bury'. I also love the simplicity of a short poem such as 'Absent from a Friend's Wedding'.
The poetry is like a gentle breeze that caresses the face and tousles the hair slightly. Sometimes, the words create a storm of emotions so intense, that the reader will be forced to
sit up and read again and again and again.
5 Stars - A.G Chaudhuri - Shining Dawn
I am once again struck by
the child-like wonder in them … refreshing … endearing … many of them are ravishingly beautiful in their simplicity and accuracy.
David Price - A Master Class
a beautiful anthology - Jessica Jade Burton - The Library of Living