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The word ‘possibility’ implies hope, dreams, and opportunities. Possibilities open a lot of doors, and only requires a persons’ determination to succeed. And Then Opens Possibility is a book of poetry written by Vicki L. Flaherty. It is published by Turas Publishing. The book is made up of 50 pages with about 30 free-verse poems of varying lengths. Some poems have only a few lines while others are up to a page long.
Truth, possibility, light, nature, courage, new beginnings, and self-discovery are just some of the themes addressed in these poems. The imagery of nature is often used in the poetry as metaphors.
There are three main sections in this book. These are titled: Truth’s Whisper, Into the Deep, and Someone to Catch me.
“Truths Whisper” introduces the topic of possibilities and opportunity, giving metaphors from nature and life. “Into the Deep” are poems about how one goes about discovering the possibilities and accepting new opportunities. These poems also highlight the struggles and difficulties that will occur through this journey. “Someone to Catch Me” underlines the importance of having other people with you on your journey. It is essentially about the importance of friendship.
In a sense, this book could also be seen as a self-motivation book. The poems urge the reader to bring out the best in themselves. To understand and evaluate themselves and use this knowledge to allow the possibility of new things to happen in their life.
I loved the first poem titled “The Red Barn in Snow”. It was an extremely short poem of only 3 lines, yet the meaning behind the words was quite powerful, and the imagery it evoked was vivid. Another poem I quite liked is titled "Unfolding". It describes a flower in bloom.
What I especially liked about the book was the inclusion of the background photographs of scenery. It really added to the essence of the poems. The photographs were also taken by the author, which adds a personal touch. It includes seascapes and landscapes. For example, a scene of grass blowing in the wind. The pictures that went with the poems certainly lent it an air of calmness and peace.
I usually enjoy reading poetry as its aim is to portray emotions in literary form to the reader. Most of the poems were pleasant. However, I somehow did not seem to feel and understand the emotions and meaning in several of these poems too well. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. The reason I didn’t give it four stars was because the poems were, in my opinion, enjoyable, but not extraordinary. However, it may appeal to others. I think that they should give it a try a and judge for themselves. It may appeal to those who like reading books on self-motivation and those who like poetry.
And Then Opens Possibility
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