Friday, January 6, 2012

Review of The Age of Things Unwritten By: Pablo D'Stair

The Age of Things Unwritten
By: Pablo D'Stair

Goodreads Description:

"the age of things unwritten" is a poem by Pablo D'Stair, author of "The Choice of Dogs and other poems"

My Review:

Okay, I'm not going to pretend I know a HUGE amount about poetry. I know that there are certain forms that have certain requirements. (like haiku) and I know that some poetry has no requirements at all. (think that's free verse?) Anyway, the only thing I definitely know about poetry is when I like it or when I don't. Unfortunately this is one of those times when I really didn't like it. There were a few lines that caught my attention. But nothing that really moved me, you know? In my opinion poetry should evoke some for of emotion for the reader. I'm sure there are other readers out there who might be able to draw some deep insightful meaning, but I couldn't.
I am however jealous of the girl he was writing  the poem for, and I'm basing my assumption that it is a girl on the line about the skirt in the one part/stanza/whatever. Jealous not because I like the poetry, but because even having bad poetry written for you is still kinda touching. I'm also assuming that who ever she is she probably understands more of his obscure lines and references as well.
I found some of the sections interesting, but I think some of it was more of a "you have to be there" to appreciate it kind of thing. And the problem is that there were a lot more "you have to be there" kinds of lines in the poem, then the other kind. There were also some lines in some of it that no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get what the poet was trying to say. In the end I guess it all depends on your preferences when it comes to poetry.

In compliance with FTC guidelines, I'm disclosing that I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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