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Poetry

Publisher:  Wendave ISBN-10:  1920972080

Copyright:  Jan 1 2002


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Poetic images of childhood, pets, and 'things' remembered and life in general.

Wendy graphically creates 'word images' of childhood scenes, animals, the Australian bush from nature in harmony to the ravages of bush fires.

Some poems contain philosophical comments, other are tinged with sadness, but all are full of personal emotions and the Australian life of the poet.  

Excerpt
"BREAK OF DAY"

The dark sky lightens.
The gloomy air brightens.
As birds start to stir
And Cats want to purr!

It's nearly time
and we hear a yawn
as one feline wakes
to greet the dawn.

Outside in the trees
birds start to chirp
and fly from their nests
down to the dirt.

The daily dawn tasks
of finding a worm,
which, if caught, is taken
with a wiggle and squirm.

They go to the nest
to the young baby chicks
with big bobbing heads,
stuck on necks like sticks!

The front door opens,
and I move outside
into the crisp air,
to where the birds hide.

I take care not to slip
on the wet pine chip
scattered under the trees,
as the birds call "Please!"

I put out some bread
and seed in the dish,
as leaves in the trees
begin to swish.

Birds, thin and scraggy,
the big and small,
line up for breakfast.
There's plenty for all!

Professional Reviews
5 stars - Highly recommended
Title: . Mind’s Eye
Author: . Wendy Laing
http://www.wendylaing.com
Line/Publisher: under submission
Release Date: . 2002
ISBN:
Pleasant Read 5 stars Highly Recommended

The Review:
This is a delightful little work of twenty-two stimulating odes written for an about everything from the writers pets to what might have been ‘IF.’

Within the lines of That's Life is presented: ‘The future will happen, despite what we ask. The present is precious, a time to enjoy all life's moments, pain, hope and joy.’ Laing introduces Kaspar in My Best Mate along with Unspoken Love portraying the unspoken devotion of a dog. I especially enjoyed odes Cats and Break of Day which are both directed toward my favorite critter: cats.

The question and what might have been is asked in the ode: If. ‘Have you ever wondered what might have been, if you'd been born of a different being?’ Games that we Played and Summer Daze ‘Just ponder about this lovely vision of two young girls, having loads of fun, in the long days and the hot summer sun’ forward the idea of childhood happiness. Day Dream time ruminations during a walk in nature, I am What I am lauding an acceptance of self while The Cross written about soldiers along with Magical Mist ‘Our home town framed by this special treat. The magical mist spell was now complete!’ are guileless fine reading.

Twilight Years ‘Some of these folk, at the sunset of life are unable to talk, but manage in spite
of all odds, to smile from inside.’ And A Tranquil Walk offer plain feel good odes while
Tinderbox and One Careless Match are written about a scourge here in the US as well as in Australia. Wild fire is a terrifying experience when viewed close up or from afar.

Forget-Me-Not with “A Cottage and garden called Forget-Me-Not.” The Trek and Seduction each hold a surprise for the reader to enjoy. Grains of time is Laing at her poignant best.

The Light of Hope and An Ode to the Phantom Light are written following Laing’s visit to a lighthouse.

Writer Laing again proves her marvelous talent as author, children’s writer, poet. Mind’s Eye filled with twenty-two very enjoyable works is a treat. The vast array of subject matter has proven no undue challenge for author Laing. Each ode is marvelously wrought.

The book is a perfect companion to a warm sunny afternoon sipping lemonade in the hammock on the porch, or curled up with a cup of hot chocolate in a huge chair in front of the fire in the midst of a January snow storm.




Reviewed by: molly martin http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin



Reader Reviews for "Mind's Eye - the imagery of remembered scenes E-Book"


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The Review:
This is a delightful little work of twenty-two stimulating odes written for and about everything from the writers pets to what might have been ‘IF.’
Reviewed by: molly martin http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin


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