Sunday, 19 August 2018

Carole's Sunday Review: Please don't forget me


Author: Matthew De Lacey Davidson

Title: Please Don't Forget Me
Genre: Poems, Fiction
Pages: ebook
Published: January 3rd 2017
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)


The overarching theme of "Please Don't Forget Me" is compassion - whether it is towards unread books, a failing restaurant, the poor, the disenfranchised, fear of death, the dying, a political prisoner, or an abused animal. However, in the spirit of Allen Ginsberg and New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, indignation is often expressed towards both perpetrators and the indifferent alike. Included is a new play in verse, "What Really Counts," an account of the consequences of violence towards women and minorities in the workplace. This collection is for anyone who enjoys metered, rhyming verse with a social conscience



As many of you know that I adore poetry. I love reading. I love writing it. Poetry is a true art. When I was offered to read this by the author, I could not say know. I have read some previous works and his writing is lovely, so yes...I can only imagine his poetry!

This was a collection of his works and they are all good. They all make you think and feel. There are a couple fun poems, but they too have some meaning. 

The first series of poems it took a bit for me to get into, but after set 3 I was scrolling back to the beginning and re-reading. It was good!

However, I do feel his short poetry was his best! There were a few that really stuck to me especially the 'A Toss of the Coin'. Just the feels! 'Remember Me' was my 2nd favorite I think. Super short, but really sad. 

In the end, this for sure worth the read. He has some really good poems that make you think and feel. A couple chuckles here and there, but overall he really knows how to show an issue and a story in poetic form. I highly recommend this for poem lovers like me. I'll give this a 5. 







Author: Matthew De Lacey Davidson
Title: Please Don't Forget Me
Genre: Poems, Fiction
Pages: ebook
Published: January 3rd 2017
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

The overarching theme of "Please Don't Forget Me" is compassion - whether it is towards unread books, a failing restaurant, the poor, the disenfranchised, fear of death, the dying, a political prisoner, or an abused animal. However, in the spirit of Allen Ginsberg and New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, indignation is often expressed towards both perpetrators and the indifferent alike. Included is a new play in verse, "What Really Counts," an account of the consequences of violence towards women and minorities in the workplace. This collection is for anyone who enjoys metered, rhyming verse with a social conscience


As many of you know that I adore poetry. I love reading. I love writing it. Poetry is a true art. When I was offered to read this by the author, I could not say know. I have read some previous works and his writing is lovely, so yes...I can only imagine his poetry!

This was a collection of his works and they are all good. They all make you think and feel. There are a couple fun poems, but they too have some meaning. 

The first series of poems it took a bit for me to get into, but after set 3 I was scrolling back to the beginning and re-reading. It was good!

However, I do feel his short poetry was his best! There were a few that really stuck to me especially the 'A Toss of the Coin'. Just the feels! 'Remember Me' was my 2nd favorite I think. Super short, but really sad. 

In the end, this for sure worth the read. He has some really good poems that make you think and feel. A couple chuckles here and there, but overall he really knows how to show an issue and a story in poetic form. I highly recommend this for poem lovers like me. I'll give this a 5. 








5 comments:

  1. I confess that I've not picked up much poetry and it is a struggle to connect. But, short poetry that grabs your emotions and even makes you laugh has my curiosity up to try it.

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  3. It's been a long time since I've truly enjoyed reading poetry. I should give it another go. Thanks, Carole!

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  4. Not read poetry for ages but this book sure sounds very interesting. Thanks for the review.

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