3 out of 4 stars
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To My Garden by Edward D Holman is a collection of poetry on various themes, including nature, human relationships, and love. The writer's style is simple and informal, while his tone is inspiring and engaging.
The poet begins by describing the angels of Armageddon he sees that guide him and give him peace. He continues by exploring one of his brief loves who gives him life like the sun. Also, he describes his hands, which are hard-working, as they never stop tending to him and supporting him. He continues by sharing his ideas about reality, comparing wood to what is real and linoleum to what is not real. Next, he writes about the beautiful song he wrote, saying that he will hold on to it until he finds someone to give it to. The next poem is about a rich man who has a mansion and some servants. His servants do not respect his house's rules, while his friends respect him and his rules. Moreover, the author includes a poem about the presence of art everywhere, as art is not simply found in museums, but it is also found between two lovers enjoying the wind penetrating their bodies.
There were a few positive qualities in this book. For one, the text was professionally edited, as I only noticed three errors in the book. Furthermore, the writer’s style was free, as he did not use rhyme in the majority of his poems, thereby allowing him to express his ideas and emotions openly and with no restrictions. What I liked most about this book was the author’s originality and creativity, as he managed to write about complex and sophisticated themes in a unique way.
What I disliked most about the poems in the text was that they were often too abstract and complicated, thereby not allowing me to comprehend what the poet desired to imply through his poems.
This book will be best appreciated by lovers of abstract and free poetry. Readers who enjoy romantic and love poems will also like the book. Young adult readers are more likely to enjoy this collection, as they will appreciate the writer’s revolutionary and free tone.
Conclusively, I rate this book with 3 out of 4 stars. I removed a star because the poems were too confusing sometimes. However, I could not give a lower rating since the poems were professionally edited, originally crafted, and freely written.
To My Garden
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