Reviewed by Wendy Paulson: Rhymes Of The Times is a thought provoking collection of poems designed to spur original thought and stir deep emotion. In it, Harold Nash provides the reader with an unflinching look at the world from a soul borne of pain and skepticism. The view is all at once jaded, cynical, resounding, and optimistic, and the poet's perspective is one of seasoned wisdom.
More than just a collection of poignant introspection, though, Rhymes Of The Times has a sharp political undercurrent that ebbs and flows throughout the opus.
Rhymes of The Times is further bolstered by the inclusion of a few pieces by guest poet Charla Hultmann, who lends a tender touch. The lightness of Hultmann's approach adds a complementary counterbalance to Nash's straight-ahead polemics, which does much to round out Rhymes, giving it a harmonic overall tone.
Rhymes Of The Times is a short, but effective tool of poetic enlightenment. Through it, Harold Nash and Charla Hultmann compel the reader to see the world from an invluable perspective that he/she may not have previously considered, and, with such a feat being the ultimate goal of all literature...mission accomplished.
Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4 stars