||July 5, 2005
Profound and riveting, this is a 60 poem book collection with poetry that enlightens, speaks the way of life and the world. The poems from Unscrambled Eggs have a universal appeal, and are true to life in form. Unscrambled Eggs was written over a five year period and is an honest and thought-provoking book that deals with everyday life issues. It is a stirring compilation of poems about living your dream and finding one's purpose.
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There Were No Bells
She said there were no bells,
only her clam hands
and fretful feet rattled in the eve.
The sirens would not go off
nor did her knees faint
from the tie-dye of bliss.
She felt no quakes,
no bumble bees,
no panic sharks reeling
in the pint of her belly.
Not once did her shoelace hair
curl like ringlets.
Not once did she hear bells.
~Life is a peculiar play an amphitheater of prose~
American Authors Association – Book Review Book: Unscrambled Eggs
“Prose that feels Cosmic and Spiritual”
Poet Nadia Brown gifts the reader with prose the flows like cosmic spiritual energy at times. In her wonderful and intelligent collection of verses called “Unscrambled Eggs”, she captures emotions and inner observations with a unique wording that catches the reader’s attention and more importantly, their understanding. She puts feelings that are universal in a word picture that all of us can fully see and understand.
Most poetry is written merely to reflect a poet’s depression, anger or frustration with life but Ms. Brown uses her obvious talent to phrase and frame her heart and soul like an artist sharing a landscape on a canvas. This small book of poems is powerful and special and well written. The key with her poetry is that it does not come off as pretentious or superficial but goes right to the emotional heart of her themes. She does not waste excessive words. Readers will have an easy and an enjoyable experience with this book.
This is a must read book for poetry lovers. The American Author’s Association gives this book its highest rating – FIVE STARS! It also wins the AAA‘s Poetry Book of Merit Award for 2005.
Ernest Dempsey - Book Pleasures
If a book is short and carries choice verse, few would leave it to a second sitting. Miami author Nadia brown instantiates this assertion in her first book of poetry Unscrambled Eggs (Publish America, Baltimore, 2005). A collection of sixty poems, Unscrambled Eggs is an artistic pluck in the floating stillness of mundane thought. A daring, dissenting return to self-respect is the upshot of Miss Brown's poetry.
The individual poems in the book are short, each centered closely on a distinct point. Tone varies from aspiring to confessional, though never leaving the self-conscious position of a deserving soul in the broad social milieu. Themes explored are more humanistic, less illusory or sentimental, and crucial to one's self-esteem. Social injustice in Sea of Poor (in a country of gold and ledger, lies a sea of poor), self-respect in The Lesson Learned (Yet I exceed, your scant recognition) an urge on poet's art to be more than mere words in Liquid Muse (what good are handsome metaphors, when profoundness eludes your pen), the nature of skin-deep, lie-loving love in Unforeseen Affair (it was not maliciousness, that hastened you away, but truth), and many vital issues are taken up in a mere 70 pages.
Unscrambled Eggs defies the conventional, the prejudiced, and whets the human spirit with determination, hope, unyielding fidelity to one's purpose, and confession of one's own fallibilities. There is a strong penchant for a purpose in life, at times growing morose. But the poetess never fails in keeping hold of the softness that opens the reader's unbiased ear. This is achievement.
The degree of freedom with which the themes involve us is maintained in the lack of absence of end rhymes, reinforcing the mode of free, unprejudiced writing. Alliteration is not ardently employed and rhythm solely bears the characterization of verse. Nevertheless, the balance is secured. Cadence is not perfect but melodious and smooth. A quality that cannot go unappreciated is the feeling of fullness in each and every poem; no brusque truncations.
The crux of Miss Brown's book is enmeshed in two poems sparkling with brilliance. Suppose glances wistfully at the irreversibility of time and its damage.
'imagine life as a chalkboard
where errors are erased'
And certainly, the title poem Unscrambled Eggs pictures the 'holes of the size of mountains' each of us has in his or her life. How assiduously we try to refill them, the task is no easier than unscrambling eggs.
'but when will I learn
I can no more unscramble eggs
Than change the past'
Unscrambled Eggs is a gift to poetry lovers.
Dorothy - WomensSelfesteem.com
Nadia Brown has written a very thought provoking book of poetry, one that will truly challenge the mind and its ability to comprehend a much deeper venue of thoughts. These thoughts are what Nadia brings to her readers through her book, Unscrambled Eggs. Nadia Brown resides with her family in Miami, Florida. Through Nadia Browns poetry, she reveals her true spiritual insights. She shares experiences of her past and portrays them through exceptional writing skills. Her writing style is unique and refreshing. Unscrambles Eggs is a definite must to read for anyone that desires a challenge of the mind. One of my personnel favorites is the poem titled, Perfect. I myself am somewhat of a perfectionist, and felt as if Nadia was describing me through her writings. I do not doubt that most of her readers have experienced a similar feeling when reading Unscrambled Eggs. Thank you Nadia Brown for introducing my mind to your unique words of life!
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