Official Review: Time Before Time by Paul F. Lenzi

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Re: Official Review: Time Before Time by Paul F. Lenzi

Post by bookowlie » 17 Jan 2018, 12:45

Great, thorough review. I like reading poetry, but the lack of regard for punctuation, capitalization, or grammar put me off a bit. Still, I am glad you enjoyed the book!
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Post by Miriam Molina » 17 Jan 2018, 20:51

Glad to see you here, Bookowlie!

Capitalization and grammar errors are very few (I even think they are intended, as poets are wont to do); it's Lenzi's non-use of punctuation (it seems he doesn't like commas and periods, LOL) that makes the poems a challenging read. If you have time, check his blog. I think you will find the experience worth the time and the effort.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 28 Jan 2018, 05:32

After reading such a moving review, I have no choice but to indulge in Lenzi's work. I like that your review is written in a poetic fashion.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 28 Jan 2018, 09:22

Thanks, Mercy Bolo! I hope you find Lenzi's work to your liking. I am amazed that an insurance man has such artistry in him.

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Post by bookowlie » 03 Feb 2018, 09:48

Great, thorough review! You made a good point about wanting an index with the titles and themes. Poetry collections are often not laid out in any particular order so it would be nice to easily find a favorite 'llme or theme.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 11 Feb 2018, 00:11

An index of themes would be most desirable as the author explores various themes in most of his poems.

Thanks for reading and leaving a wonderful comment, Bookowlie!

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Post by cristinaro » 15 Feb 2018, 07:41

You wrote a wonderful review. The poems in this book seem like the work of a highly cultivated intellectual and I am eager to check them on my own. Thank you.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 15 Feb 2018, 21:02

cristinaro wrote:
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You wrote a wonderful review. The poems in this book seem like the work of a highly cultivated intellectual and I am eager to check them on my own. Thank you.
I appreciate the wonderful comment, Cristinaro! Lenzi really hit me hard and made me subscribe to his blog. I suggest you do, too.

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Post by Ian99 » 22 Feb 2018, 04:06

The review is awesome,am a poet myself and am looking forward to read poems.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 22 Feb 2018, 06:32

Ian99 wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 04:06
The review is awesome,am a poet myself and am looking forward to read poems.
Thanks for dropping by, Ian99! I suggest you subscribe to Lenzi's blog, too.

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Post by Jeyasivananth » 22 Feb 2018, 14:27

Miriam Molina wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 20:51
Glad to see you here, Bookowlie!

Capitalization and grammar errors are very few (I even think they are intended, as poets are wont to do); it's Lenzi's non-use of punctuation (it seems he doesn't like commas and periods, LOL) that makes the poems a challenging read. If you have time, check his blog. I think you will find the experience worth the time and the effort.
Yes i do agree with you . Poets do exploit their license to bend the rules of grammar and some time play with punctuations to drive home a point.I think this has to go to my 'to read' shelf.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 24 Feb 2018, 04:47

Jeyasivananth wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 14:27

Yes i do agree with you . Poets do exploit their license to bend the rules of grammar and some time play with punctuations to drive home a point.I think this has to go to my 'to read' shelf.
I hope you enjoy Lenzi's work. He also has a blog that you can subscribe to. The art pieces that accompany the poems he sends via email are awesome.

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Post by Jeyasivananth » 24 Feb 2018, 19:47

Thank u for the info....Miriam!!

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Post by Miriam Molina » 14 Jul 2018, 07:00

I received an email today announcing that Paul Lenzi has passed on. I will miss his daily poems that greet me when I open my email. Go where you must, Paul! Godspeed!

I am awfully sad though.

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