A book of poetry from Elise Skidmore touching on the phases and loves of life, family, friends and the world we find ourselves in. Elise is converting poetry haters into poetry lovers with her accessible poems that delight and entertain.
Like love, spring snuck up on me;
one day when I wasn't looking,
the trees stretched bare arms to the sky
and the next thing I knew,
the world was amass of green,
rich and alive,
and smelling oh so sweet.
Like love, it filled my heart
near to bursting;
the sheer beauty of it
left me walking in circles
with this silly smile on my face.
Okay, I read the second book first, I'll admit it. But, after all, it's poetry, and that's the beauty of it. It can stand alone, or be compiled into a collection. Whether you decide to read Poems from the Edge of Spring in one sitting, or savor each poem individually, you can't help but become enthralled. But, reading this from start to finish made me appreciate what goes into the production of a poetry anthology. The poems are selected to provide a flow of emotion; love, despair, hope, longing. The illustrations are artistically matched to their subjects. The poems are powerful, and the book is excellently compiled. It's a win-win combination.
Poetry is often badly done; that is not true for this book. Whether describing a dream, a wish or a visit to England, Elise Skidmore is a poet. She uses words with brilliance and wit, with wonderful memories or sad ones. I love 'God's camera' sending light during a thunderstorm and I sorrow for a brave bird. Well done, Ms. Skidmore! Thank you for this gift, I love it!
Elise Skidmore gives us a glimpse of her inner most feelings and she does it well. Each of us can find a bit of our own soul inside her elegant words. Definitely worth the read!
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