Transitions

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More poems of calm, quiet, hope, and everyday happiness. Featuring a series on Hurricane Sandy as well as the transitions we all face - summer to fall, child to adult, storm to quiescence.

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Words: 5,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301473137
About Greg Schroeder

I have been writing since I learned how but only published my first collection of poems in 2012. Other published works include a long string of newspaper articles on youth soccer (club updates in the local paper), some historical articles on an online website now defunct, and three peer-reviewed scientific research papers from way back when I did primary research.

There have been a few career changes - researcher, teacher, operations specialist, bookseller, and (currently) medical IT. There are also three fantastic children which give an entirely different perspective to life.

I enjoy history, games, being outside, and quiet times.

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Review by: Robyn Jones on Oct. 22, 2013 :
Pictures of nature flowed in and out of my mind frequently as I read Transitions. Many of the poems take you through the changing seasons, some pull you right into Hurricane Sandy and the harsh aftermath. I felt the wind crashing on shore with the unforgiving tide. I felt the darkness of no power and little hope.

My favorite poems revolved around parenthood. A father watched his son play a sport in Dichotomy. The words built until I was thrown back in time to the days when my dad cheered me on from the stands. The poem Slowing was so fun I could see it as a children's book. And Depths drew me into a love story I wasn't ready to leave.

The word choice went from down to earth to whimsical to scholarly. I loved the calm that came over me as I read the poems, but I had to take my time or my mind skipped over the meaning. Greg Schroeder writes daily life poems. There are static moments like working in a cubicle with no window. There are times when you come home from a busy day and find nature putting on a show and doing her best to be just as noisy. I enjoyed the humor, the hope, and Greg's ability to make his words ring true.

(author provided me with a copy for an honest review)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marshall Armstrong on Sep. 18, 2013 : (no rating)
This is not the first of Gregs work I have read and true to form, "Transitions" come across just as readable as his other works. He crafts his word pictures with ease and says things we all have felt but didn't know how to put into words. When you can read one of his poems and say "Yes! Yes, I know what he means!" Then the author is connecting with his audience. Greg does this very well. As a poet myself, I strive to do the same and can learn many things from Gregs works.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Linda Rye on Sep. 17, 2013 :
Transitions, good name. Greg Schroeder uses a beautiful rhythm of words to carry us from the mundane work-a-day world to the sublime beauty of nature to the devastation of nature gone wild. His poems about the changing seasons send us "ghosting along", adrift in a sea of memories; sitting outside watching a summer's day as it fades into night; walking among the falling leaves and rising birds of Autumn; breathing deep the cold burning air of Winter; and remembering the rainy days, cozy by the fire or watching the rain drops dancing on the pavement. These poems are more than just a collection of words, they are a diorama of life. I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: P.S. Rowland on Sep. 16, 2013 :
Transitions touched my soul. Greg Schroeder's poetry speaks directly from the heart and moves you. His writings vary from thoughtful, soulful emotions, and deep words of wisdom, to a delicate beauty. These are poems, I will read over, and over again. A must read!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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