||Oct 23, 2006
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"A truly wonderful collection! An inspiration to all of us." -- Victor Fields, Artist & President, Regina Records, Oakland, California, October 2006
"I really enjoyed reading the poems and found them uplifting, entertaining and motivating." -- Tremaine Wright, Owner & President, Common Grounds Coffee Shop, Bedford Stuyvesant, New York, October 2006
"Relevant poetry and prose for easy reading and relaxation of the mind. A must read!" -- Patricia O'Flynn-Pattillo, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal Newspaper, October 2006
"Visual poetry with rhyme and reason--refreshing! -- Milwaukee Courier Newspaper, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2006
"What a great work of art. These enchanting poems show great knowledge of the world." -- Frances Brock Starms, PhD. Educator and acclaimed poet, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2006
Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body, and Soul is a unique poetic blend of spirituality, tranquility, and self-awareness in life’s journey for the reader to experience. The new form of poetry, Epulaeryu, introduces a new level of poetry that tantalizes the taste buds with home cooking to exotic dishes. The poetic forms reflecting on love, family relationships, romance, world travels, the seasons, prayers, spirituality, and inspirational thoughts take the reader to a new height of experience in poetry. This combination of poetic talents by the authors has something for readers of all ages in a diversity of cultures.
A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose And Thoughts For The Mind, Body & Soul
Date Reviewed: Feb 27, 2007
A trilogy of poetry, prose and thought...
A TRILOGY OF POETRY, PROSE AND THOUGHTS FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL features literature by a family of three authors; each has a section showcasing their work. The first section features the work of father Joseph S. Spence, Sr. Joseph's poetry and prose reflect the various facets of life, and the challenges therein. Some of his poetry is written from the male perspective, but most of his work is general observations about people and life in general. My favorites in his section were the poems "Soul Food Christmas," and "The Electric Slide." The latter poem is so descriptive, only music is needed to create the image of this dance.
The second section features son Jonathan C. Parrish Spence. Jonathan's work is more dramatic than both of his parents, and as he is only a teenager, much more youthful than Joseph's or Sheila's. In spite of his youth, he offers a refreshing perspective on life from someone who is in the early stages of experiencing it. Of his selections, I most enjoyed "Five A Day, Fruits and Vegetable, They're OK" and "Now That's What I Call Music," which features the name of several R&B, Rap and Hip-Hop musicians.
The third and final section is Sheila Parrish-Spence's work. Sheila's writing is more emotional and descriptive than that of the men in her family, with a light, airy flair not found in Joseph's or Jonathan's writing. Her poetry also reflects life experiences, and my favorites of her selections were "Sand and Sea," "I Love You," and "Your Smile My Son."
This book is truly a family affair, a collection of writing which shows the uniqueness of each author, yet also offers a similarity of thoughts and feelings which are only shared and understood between those in a family. The poetry is expressive and creative, the prose is descriptive and illuminating. The entire book is relaxing to read, and will leave the reader with a sense of calmness and peace, whether they sample a few poems and stories at random, or read the entire book.
It would be nice to see the Spence family do other collaborations, or even individual works in the future, A TRILOGY OF POETRY, PROSE AND THOUGHTS FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL provides a memorable experience.
Reviewed by **Guest Reviewer Rowena Winfrey
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
Rowena Winfrey is currently working on her first full length novel, and hopes to become a published author in 2007. She lives in Corsicana, Texas, near Dallas
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