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In His Green Book - Poetry Collection - Mini Review

  In His Green Book is a poetry collection unlike any poetry collection I have ever encountered. It is a collection of prose poetry and philosophical poetry that does not always embark on word play or literary structures. Yet, it is a very enjoyable read. Terence Asitibasi creates a sacred space of wisdom and life entertained with the natural world. There is something so mesmerizing about some of the poems that speak to a deeper understanding of this world. For example, in "With New Eyes He Sees" the opening lines capture your soul: The feeling that comes deep Inside him, as he felt that He was blind Asitibasi clearly and cleverly breaks apart 'the the deep' feeling in juxtaposition to blindness. The stanza break, the unnatural pacing of the comma, everything about these opening lines keeps the reader captive. And you just want more, okay? Luckily there are over 70 poems of more! The philosophical poem "Keep Watch" kept me pondering the 'beingness'

Nostalgic Monday

The best way to start a nostalgic post is to say "back in the day". Well, back in the early versions of my blog I had a little thing called "Music Monday"? I believe that's what it was called. It was a small playlist of music to jam to the week. Usually songs that I felt were good to add to my evolving Spotify playlist. I started the "MM" playlists around 2011. Admittedly, I stopped after 2014. But, the mood just calls for music right now.

In this week's playlist we have a little bit of electronica, mostly indie. I have some of my old favorites like Lemon Jelly, Yelle, La Roux, Mika, Kaiser Chiefs, and my favorite cover of "Amy" by Will Young.


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