Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BLUE POODLE by Georgia Jones-Davis, reviewd by BL Kennedy







Blue Poodle
Georgia Jones-Davis
Finishing Line Press
29 pgs
$14.00
ISBN: 1-59924-772-0







The Day Tumbles Away
Like a Butterfly

The day tumbles away
like a butterfly
hard pears rest
in a stoneware bowl

trees sing
in the nervous November gusts
as the air shudders
in gaudy light

wind chimes
hold a breath hesitate
and their jangled music

hold a breath hesitate
while the pears
in the stoneware bowl
ripen.


Blue Poodle
is one of those rare treats that a reviewer happens to come across. Included with the text was a handsome little letter from the author informing me that she sent the book at the suggestion of poet Millicent Borges Accardi. Now I am the first to admit that over the years I have gotten many letters from authors asking for a review of their book. However, it is very rare that the book is a beautifully written as Blue Poodle. I think author Georgia Jones-Davis is an outstanding poet with a brave and waiving imagination. Her poem Listening to Ann Sexton took me by surprise with its lovely lyricism and gripping narrative. I want to tell people that this is an important book of poetry and should definitely be in your collection or the collection of someone you love.

In closing, I wanna say Blue Poodle took me by surprise. This collection of dreams came rollerskating up my spine and left me with just wanting more. Georgia Jones Davis is an intelligent and elegant writer of poetry, and I hope to see much more of her work. So I as I stated previously, buy this book. I don’t care how you do it, it’s worth the fourteen dollar price and definitely well worth the effort. You won’t be disappointed.

1 comment:

Millicent said...

So glad Georgia has been recognized! wonderful work-- Go get em.

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