Poetry Treasures: 3 Passions

Poetry Treasures: 3 Passions

Poetry Treasures 3 Passions

Passion treasures within.

Open the cover and you will discover the Poetry Treasures of guests on Robbie Cheadle’s 2022 “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on Writing to be Read. Included are treasures from: Patty Fletcher, D. Wallace Peach, Yvette Prior, Penny Wilson, Colleen M. Chesebro, Abbie Taylor, Yvette Calliero, , Smitha Vishwanath, Chris Hall, Willow Willers, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and Robbie Cheadle.

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This is an anthology of free verse, rhyming, prose-verse, and syllabic poetry by thirteen different poets. A few notes on each:

“The Pet: a 99-syllable poem” by Cheadle made me smile. I couldn’t help it: Light-hearted, a dog, playfulness, and all done in 99 syllables.

I read Vishwanath’s “Two Little Birdies” twice because the birds are not only observing one woman but commenting on humanity in general. Kind of profound, actually.

Taylor’s “The Black Hole” is short, powerful… a brilliant man imprisoned by a stroke.

“The Lightning Tree” by Hall is a prose poem about drought, farmers, and a lonely tree. It’s beautiful but sad.

Calleiro’s poems are syllabic poems which always impress me. “A Story Is Born” is a fun, sensual poem about a muse.

I found Willers’ poetry to be sensual, intellectual, or whimsical, but always easy to unpack. I particularly liked “The Sea.”

Trommer’s “The Legacy of Gustav Klimt and His Enduring Kiss” moved me SO much. My favorite poem in the whole anthology. (It helps is you study Klimt’s The Kiss before reading the poem.)

“Ever Lost in the Moment” by Fletcher manages to be both thrilling and romantic. Impressive.

I suspect many poets can relate to Prior’s “Poetic Sleep” when you’re exhausted but your brain is working on a new poem and won’t let you sleep. It’s almost a humorous poem if not for the real-life pain of insomnia!

Mastrangelo’s poetry will be a favorite for readers who love fairies, unicorns, and all things fantasy. Very creative.

Wilson writes short-line poems that pack a lot of punch. I loved “The Price Paid” about love and sacrifice and well-earned scars.

In Chesebro’s “Green Fire Woman,” I love the way the poem artfully personifies the pain of abandonment.

Anyone who has lived harmoniously with another person for years will understand the kitchen dance in Peach’s “Keep it Tight.” Made me smile.

Overall, this was my favorite Poetry Treasures anthology yet. Loved it!

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