The format of the book is interesting, laid out in five chapters with a discussion of the ideas at the end of each section; you are handed both expressive verse and introspective dialogue. The poems themselves are a heady mix of thought-provoking themes wrapped around deeper meanings. The lovely verse flows smoothly, with hidden gems of lines popping out of the blue.
“I walked within the air
Of dankness and ruin –
Stood on wall of inertia
Searching for impetus –”
The style of the poetry may be off-putting to some, but I enjoyed the atypical vocabulary choices and visual structure. I think the choices were bold and dramatic, bending into fresh, vivid imagery.
“Just beyond the indigo puddles
Crouched crimson-plated stalks –
Relics of life once radiant
Now, the affinity of ruins –”
Simple Complexities is a quality volume of poetry, a striking literary work, which I heartily recommend.
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Just a note: The copy of the this book used for review was provided free of charge by the author.