by Cinda Wilson
Category: Fiction / Literary
63 pages; ISBN: 1-4137-1972-4
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Shirley A. Roe
AUTHOR: CINDA WILSON
Collages, is a short collection of poems that presents life as a collage of emotion. It is a modest 63page chap book, easy to carry and pleasurable to read. Addiction, alcoholism, love, passion, boredom, aging, and dying are each presented to the reader as the collage unfolds. Some short and sweet, some deep and mysterious, the poetry evokes the emotions of the human soul. Through triumph and tragedy she assembles her collage of tears and smiles, laughter and pain so the reader becomes entrenched in the words. Her poetry speaks of life, of the mundane, of the exciting—all encompassing life.
The poem “Silence” contains vivid imagery that must be shared:
The snow melts off the hills into a solitary stream
That winds through the forest
The wind is a cool, crisp, quiet echo
The sun glistens off the last piece of ice
On an old oak tree…………..
Readers will find many more such moving moments. My favorite poem is one called "According to your Account," a didactic poem, but concisely suggesting everyday living:
“Past due notices”
Lined neatly in a row
On the kitchen table,
To remind? To ignore?………………..
Insightful and deep, recognition of the human condition “Time” speaks to the reader’s spirit:
Perhaps it was tucked into
the darkest crevices of the mind.
Too deep to reach
too sheltered by illusions.
Perhaps it was fearful of the light
or held captive by daydreams.
Maybe it was just playing with emotions
encased in a memory and saw only space.
Or maybe, just maybe
it never existed at all.
The author’s intellect and insight are evident in the ebb and flow of the collection- an excellent addition to anyone’s bookshelf. Author and poet, Cinda Wilson was awarded the Poet of Merit Award in Washington D.C from the Int. Society of Poetry. She resides in Henryville Indiana. Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews
Author: Cinda Wilson