Title: Invitation to Poetry
Author: Mihai Brinas
Publication date: January 2018
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
“A book that reveals fantastic feelings all of us have experienced or are going to experience. An invitation to poetry embracing music, nature and love at the same time….“
I needed to break my cycle of Thrillers and Contemporary Fiction and this collection of poems came at just the right time. A refreshing change from the usual writing found in literature, these short poems were so compelling and provoked such a strange mix of emotions that I found myself stopping after nearly every poem to fully digest what I had read.
The words were carefully chosen and each poem was beautifully constructed. I often find poetry difficult to follow, especially when poets decide to use an unusual choice of words or sentence structures, but I was pleased to find that these poems were simple yet effective in meaning. Themes varied from love to friendship but there was one that I found to be particularly special, mostly because of my love of reading:
to enter sometimes
the town library
and read one book or another
i leave taking with me
the sadness of so many books left unread”
Impressive and thought-provoking, this collection of short poems is a celebration of the little things in life and provides the perfect opportunity to step back and reflect on many of the wonders of our universe.
Many thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for my honest review.