Dear Soul: Volume II
Dear Soul is a whimsical journey through divinely guided traditions. I try to reanalyze aspects of what are today considered religions. Taking the inspiration away from the ideology of religion to a more spiritual homecoming. Religion tries to destroy and trap what was always meant to be a spiritual awakening available to us all. It is my belief that every one has a testimony or gift to share. More
Professional Critique and Review of Poetry
by Lee Ann at FirstEditing.com
Title: Apt, very fitting.
Basic plot: God, Spirit, Father, Mother, Source.
Simile/Metaphor: The Dear Soul is all of us and each of us.
Imagery: Some of the poems use imagery, such as stars.
Readability: Easy to read and comprehend. With such a lofty topic, it would have been easy to get into convoluted word meanings and theories, but the poems are light enough that even someone not studying religion or God would likely enjoy reading these.
Form of the poem: A collection of poems, no forced rhyming. Each poem can stand alone, so someone who doesn’t have time to read a whole book can easily digest one of these nuggets during their commute to or from work, or even standing in line at the grocery store or over lunch. They are quite enjoyable, even for someone who professes to not be a fan of poetry.
Word meaning: A little confusing, but there is a guide at the beginning with explanations.
Rhythm: The words flow at a nice, brisk pace.
Punctuation: Most punctuation is left out, allowing the reader to let the thoughts flow along with the words
1) Rhyming: The words are not forced or contrived for rhyming.
2) Alliteration: Not too much of this; I think it might detract from the goal of the poem, which as the author states is for the reader to enjoy.
3) Onomatopoeia: None.
4) Assonance/Consonance: None.
I would recommend Dear Soul to readers of any age who are looking for mind-opening poetry about our Source.