Friday, November 16, 2012

The Chronicle of the Pharaoh’s Daughter: Poems of Love Loss and Rebirth




by Davina Rhine
IUniverse
Bloomington, IN
169 pgs
$16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4759-2817-4 

Reviewed by BL Kennedy










Ball and Chain


It’s your turn to cry
and fade away
in the sea of shame
that you slept in,
and sworn I had been

Wave of rage awaken me
Left shaken by a hurricane
that tore our house down

As I stood by you,
I didn’t know that she had
tried to fill my place

Look at the tears messin’ up
the pages I’m writing on.
Look at what you have done
to your best friend.

I have never encountered the works of poet Davina Rhine until about one month ago, and I owe that discovery to the great holy media of Facebook. You see, I wound up adding her as a friend. And one thing lead to another, I discovered she was a writer. And so I asked if she had any books. And she said yes. Its title is The Chronicle of the Pharaoh’s Daughter: Poems of Love Loss and Rebirth.

I remember the day the mailman put it in my hands. I immediately opened the package to find the copy of Miss Rhine’s book, and I have to admit, upon first glance, I had some problems. Not with the writing, mind you, but with the layout. There was just something about the Table of Contents that just didn’t set well with my eyes. I know that sounds lame, but I have to be honest here.

Now to the poetry. The book is broken into seven distinct sections, each with its own very beautiful poetry. I must admit, that Ms. Rhine is a unique and very talented young writer. I enjoyed The Chronicle of the Pharaoh’s Daughter: Poems of Love Loss and Rebirth very much. I highly recommend it to any lover of good writing. These are poems that will stay in your head and heart for a very long time.

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