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Writer, runner, dog dad. Retired Navy. Certified Coach, Road Runners Club of America. I review indie books online at Honest Indie Book Reviews ~ and my own books AMERICAN GODDESSES, WHAT HAPPENED TO JORY and THE MOON POEM AND OTHER STRANGE JINGLE JANGLES are all available right here on Smashie.
on March 23, 2013 :
I loved this collection of poetry SO MUCH! I love nature and children, so I really enjoyed them.
Normally, when I write a review for a collection of poems, I mention a favorite. I loved these so much, I simply can't pick a favorite this time.
I hope Gary Henry will publish more poems, for all of us to enjoy.
Rebecca Scarberry (Scarberryfields on Twitter)
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 04, 2012 :
The poems in this collection by Gary Henry have an admirable range from wonder-filled lullabies to serenades of sporting events to ruminations on the vast mysteries of life itself. One of my favorites is the title piece "The Moon Poem" which depicts all the starry-eyed appreciation children feel for the cosmos while at the same time capturing the fear that can sometimes overwhelm them at being immersed in such a complex universe. But my all-time favorite is the extraordinary poem titled "The Crows." Exquisitely written, it marks the death toll at Gettysburg during the Civil War and the haunting aftermath depicted as a murder of crows, those "tattered souls" that take flight who "can't let go and can't move on." Are you shivering from the pathos yet? Henry's homage to the Civil War is delicate, heart-wrenching and perfectly balanced and will leave you sighing, "Yes, yes, this is the work a word master." ~Diane J. Reed
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on March 10, 2012 :
This collection of 21 poems is delightful. They come in various lengths and cover a variety of topics, I think "Big Baseball Fan" was my favorite. Several made me smile. If you appreciate poetry written by someone who is young at heart, you will enjoy this collection.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)