on Aug. 27, 2013 :
Embracing: A poetic perspective is thought provoking and heart felt. I couldn't help but feel connected to the writings. Pill Hungry was one of my many favorites, I can definitely relate to it.
Grateful for the opportunity to read such great poetry. Highly recommended. Thank you.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on July 10, 2013 :
I have recently finished this book! I have to say that I am never unsatisfied with whatever Ms. Wright writes. She is imaginative, intellectual and profoundly poetic! I love this woman's words! I am a major supporter of D.D. Wright. She has a way with words that can excite and soothe the soul at the same time. I encourage anyone that is a poetry lover to read this book. It will entice, it will build and give understanding to many different topics. This book is LOVE!
I can only hope for more from this author!!!
(reviewed 88 days after purchase)
on July 10, 2013 :
Embracing: A Poetic Perspective, by poet D.D. Wright, is divided into three sections, which convey a variety of thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I found the poetry in this book to be open, honest and genuine. It’s obvious that D.D. Wright is capable of beautifully expressing some truly heartfelt feelings and experiences.
Right from the start I realized there would be no butterflies and rainbows (not that I’m knocking butterflies and rainbows...just isn’t my thing) - raw emotion is what you get with Embracing, which makes for the best poetry in my opinion.
Poems like "Pill Hungry" had me nodding my head in agreement - an honest commentary on the state of our society. This particular line in "Some Say" lays a solid foundation for D.D.’s poetry style and proves this is writing that comes from somewhere deep within:
"Some say I am a rose in the concrete, coming through the ground with a tenacity, that makes people stop and stare at me, but I don’t care."
We know from the start, we’re reading the words of a strong, determined and unique individual, who isn’t afraid to put some personal, sincere words on paper.
As I read through Embracing, I was struck by the uplifting, positive messages in so many of D.D. Wright’s poems. In "Humble Humanity", the line - "The understanding that what affects one, affects us all" - is poignantly powerful. In "Queen", D.D. Wright tells us, "her crown is heavy, her heart is bruised, so she sings, she dances..." Beautiful!
D.D. has included some touching tributes to departed loved ones and a few well-known celebrities. It’s always so refreshing when a writer offers positive words in his or her poetry. What a beautiful gift to give readers! I could honestly see some of these poems being easily turned into song lyrics.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Embracing: A Poetic Perspective to readers. Anyone looking for an extensive collection of sincere, positive poetic prose will definitely enjoy this book!
Interested readers can learn much more about D.D. Wright via her author interview on ebookreviewgal.com.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)