A Lens Without A Face by Maddisen Alexandra

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An extraordinary gifted poet…..  *****

 

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…” In this sense, Maddisen Alexandra is a true poet. In this collection of 101 poems, she invokes emotion and thought in the reader in a way that for this reader was often surprising.


While I read each poem and reacted, it was a unique experience in that she saves the titles to the last pages. Once I saw her titles I had to go back and reread the poems to see her meaning and compare it to mine. The comparison was made easier as the book is set up so that the poems are on the verso side and the recto side is blank leaving room for one’s thoughts (or as she suggests drawings) on each poem


She is a master at repetition. The majority of the poems end with the beginning lines in reverse which has a strong impact on making her point.


This collection is one I will reread many times.