Reflect Shuns in a Broken Mirror (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/2/28
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Within the shards of the broken mirror we all share when we examine everything thatas happened within our lives, what is reflected back? Does our image teach us anything? Does it open our eyes? Or does it shun us for our failures? Within is a gathering of images reflected back from my own mirror. What life has taught me about love, life, religion, parenting, teenage angst and young adult lust. Itas not your typical poetry. Some call it a combination of poetry and prose and label it aproetry.a Itas not nice. There are no rainbows or unicorns found here. The words within bite. Sometimes they draw blood, sometimes they draw tears, rarely do they bring smiles. So step back, take a gaze, and tell me what you see.
Poetry is magical, and good poetry can never be forgotten-it stands the test of time.
Here we have true poet's (proet?) words, revealing the depths of his very soul, some memories captured in bliss, and others, harboring a cynical perception of life. And yet, the author opens up his soul for all to see, maybe even to learn from.
I love this collection of poems because I feel that the author is presenting his whole self to us, his readers. He shows us that it is ok to feel, to have emotions that may not always appease the masses. He shows us that it is ok to get angry with life, and yet, love it all the same.
I have to honestly say, that this poetry collection hits me hard and sits up there with some of my favorite novels (and books of poetry.) It has proven itself worthy, and reads a little like prose and poetry combined. Perhaps this is why I cherish Mr. Bodeker's book...It seems to me, that he has done something unique here. He presents his truths in a lyrical fashion; yet, one almost feels that his poems read like a story...his story.
Buy this book.
There is something truly magnificent going on within these pages. I can't wait for his next book...and his next...
Eagerly awaiting, Mr. Bodeker....