Official Review: Passion, Love, and Tears: Poems

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Official Review: Passion, Love, and Tears: Poems

Post by Kinnera » 29 Jul 2017, 12:10

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Passion, Love, and Tears: Poems" by L. R. Camacho.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Passion, Love, and Tears: Poems by L. R. Camacho is a set of poems about the stages of love. The poet speaks to the world at large and asks questions about passion and acceptance. The poems convey a degree of melancholy and ponder upon questions about lasting relationships, bringing into focus the timeline of love in the poet’s perspective.

In the beginning, the poems are a touch sad, speaking about not expressing feelings and losing love. As the book progresses, the tone shifts to a happier one, with poems on what love can be. The poet tries to give a modern touch to the poems, and the stanzas are arranged in freestyle. The poet also takes a lot of leeway with the formatting of poems, but the unique style does bring out the poet’s process, lending strength to the writing. The poems are touching and they connected with me, as I expect they will with most readers.

I appreciate the connections made by the poet between consecutive poems. The book reads like a plotted narrative and I could not put the book down until I finished it. The smooth transitions between varied perspectives and themes of individual poems must have been difficult to achieve, and I applaud the poet for achieving it beautifully. The book has a decent pace and there were no major formatting errors that distracted me from the writing.

The summary of this book mentions that the poems focus on LGBT+ relationships. Before I started the book, I did imagine I would read an inspiring set of referenced poems to LGBT+. It was disappointing to find that apart from a few poems with the nameless heroine referring to a woman in the context of love, I did not find any reference to LGBT+, blatant or otherwise.

However, the most disappointing thing about this book was the glaring lack of metaphors. While the poet does a good job of including descriptions within the poems, no allusions are made to external sources of inspiration or reference. I usually look forward to poetry with a certain degree of the poet’s personality depicted by the metaphors chosen to be included in the poems. This aspect was missing and took away from my enjoyment of the book.

Overall, this collection of poems feels well written and edited. I give Passion, Love, and Tears: Poems 3 out of 4 stars. Although the book veers off the road of traditional poetry styles, I think it has a good set of poems infused with a sense of realism and belonging. I would recommend this book to lovers of modern and love poetry.

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Post by LINA M-EMBER AMA » 11 Sep 2017, 23:33

I love and write a lot of poetry so this book interests me. Usually the poet writes from certain life experiences. It would be lovely to read this poet's view of love, passion and tears in life. Great review Kinnera.

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Post by Belynda White » 12 Sep 2017, 02:19

I'm a lover of poetry and I got some of mine too. It's good you noticed they were well written and edited. Nice review.
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Post by 0719672189 » 12 Sep 2017, 03:19

I have never been a great fan of poems but this does sound interesting.

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Post by Catherine Ramac » 12 Sep 2017, 08:40

I love writing and this book inspires me to pursue the different side of my craft..

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Post by Quinto » 12 Sep 2017, 20:17

I like your descriptions of the poems in this book. It's a book I would like exploring. Thanks for your review.

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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 13 Sep 2017, 02:02

I like your review but I have to day I wouldn't read this, I am a poet myself but I don't stand for LGBT+
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Post by Kinnera » 13 Sep 2017, 22:42

LINA M-EMBER AMA wrote:I love and write a lot of poetry so this book interests me. Usually the poet writes from certain life experiences. It would be lovely to read this poet's view of love, passion and tears in life. Great review Kinnera.
Thanks for your lovely comment!

-- September 14th, 2017, 9:13 am --
Belynda White wrote:I'm a lover of poetry and I got some of mine too. It's good you noticed they were well written and edited. Nice review.
The book was definitely well-set. Thanks for your reply!

-- September 15th, 2017, 6:22 pm --
geoffrey ngoima wrote:I like your review but I have to day I wouldn't read this, I am a poet myself but I don't stand for LGBT+
Sorry to hear you don't support LGBT+ but this book is a good collection of poems on love regardless.

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Post by Arushi Singh » 31 Oct 2017, 11:11

Thank you for this review. It's really insightful.

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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 08 Nov 2017, 01:15

I am a strong supporter of LGBT+. So I am reading this. Yes yes yes. :D

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Post by Ashley Simon » 14 Nov 2017, 19:10

Poetry without metaphors - that seems like an oxymoron :? Glad you enjoyed other aspects of this collection.

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Post by hamza1 » 16 Nov 2017, 03:03

Love is a freedom.Love is like a flying bird in the sky. When love is deep its just converted into passion .love this love and poetry

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Post by Shelle5 » 23 Nov 2017, 00:35

Seems to me it would be a good read, I love, love poems.

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Post by Boypnet1 » 03 Jan 2018, 18:34

According to the review this will be a very nice and preferable poem book to read

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Post by quizoneka » 05 Jan 2018, 07:04

This is so nice review. I love it

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