Seen From An Open Window
Author: jim greenwald
Publisher: Lulu.com (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 60 pages
Love touches us all; it can be both wonderful and devastating, sometimes simultaneously.We always seem to get back up, dust ourselves off and wade into it again and again. We each have our experiences, to us unique, but truth be told we can identify readily with each others.
"footprints in the snow" speaks of the desire to start over, something we all wish at times. "you" talks of loss in ones life, it can be from a loved ones passing or leaving, each carries its own scars. "lies in the dark" is about realization, facing the truth which we try so hard at times to avoid. "Sci-fi and reality meet a broom" talks about the adventure of growing up amid adult fears."left right~left right~lets ununite" a little political frustration about our world and its issues.
Each tells a story and hopefully will provide an enjoyable reading experience. Some are of love and its emotions, others about life and growing up. They are both introspection and a view from an open window. I am glad I have this opportunity to share each with you.
You are all invited to look through my window.
The Poet writes with an unusual voice which flows from intimate knowledge of life’s intimacies and growing up. The use of iambic pentameter can be seen in all his writing. This is poetry possessed of melancholy, a harmony of sadness and joy. In “Whiskey and Ice” the poet speaks a message most of us can identify with “over ice he says” four short words filled with a thousand meanings. This book will appeal to poet, lover and casual reader alike, highly recommended by me.
Reviewed by: Joe Fabel(2006)