It’s been quite a while since I have been so moved by poetry. “Unscrambled Eggs” has been such a book. After all, you can’t unscramble an egg.
I’m a poet at heart and know the feelings that can rush through a body, the feelings that what you are thinking “must” be placed on paper before the moment of exhilaration is gone. Such are the writings of Ms. Brown. She writes free verse and in very few instances does she need a comma to separate a thought. She started writing poetry in 1999 after studying many of the Psalms in the Bible to get a feel for how poetry is written. Her poetry reminds me of Dr. Maya Angelou’s writings and how it clamors to be free from earthly boundaries. Ms. Brown has accomplished that mission, something I think she may not have been aware of when she was writing each poem; Maya Angelous is her favorite poet.
There’s flow and grace in her writing and it’s easy to read. I finished her 70 poems in a little more than thirty minutes and wanted more to read. Her poetry sets one’s mind free to soar as she pours out her soul onto paper and the reader begins to ponder what she has written. She’s a gifted poet and this is her first book. I daresay someday her poems will be used in classrooms throughout America as examples of fine writing that is to be emulated and stir the pulse of the reader to open new avenues to thinking and expressing oneself.
Ms. Brown and her family live in Florida and I’m blessed for having been able to read her book of poems. Many people write but their writing has no effect on the reader. Not true with Nadia. Her poems are sweeping in nature and make the reader think. These are not deep poems that have to be re-read to get the meaning; it’s right there on the surface. She just makes one think about what she has written.
I’m glad I have this book in my library for I will refer to it quite frequently. I realize it has made changes for the better in me. Look for more about Nadia at www.nadiabrown.com.