Book review: Kaleidoscopic Beauty

I’m not sure if I’m more excited at being called “very talented” or by having a book review all the way from Canada! Beaming with happiness here 😀

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book cover: Kaleidoscopic Beauty by Karen HorsleyKaleidoscopic Beauty: A Collection of Poetry on Love, Loss, and the Beauty of the Natural World is Karen Horsley’s first book.  It’s been exciting to watch Karen develop as a poet on her blog.  It was quickly apparent that she was very talented, and I’m so glad she decided to run with it!

There’s great variety in writing style among the poems in this book.  I’m by no means a poetry expert so I lack the terminology to actually explain what I mean, but Karen experiments with different structures, both visually and rhythmically, as well as different rhyme schemes.  There are unexpected descriptions; while we might generally think of snow as bright, in one poem it results in “earth’s rich palette dulled to white”

I liked the range of vocabulary that Karen used, and the beautiful combinations of words that make the whole process appear effortless.  In the poem that…

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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