Tuesday 15 March 2022

Review by Jon Wilkins of "A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers" by Pratibha Castle

What joy it must be
To have companions such as these
Flitting in and
Out of her life
Birds of every hue and tincture

Her descriptions vivid
Of flashes of colour
And aspect
Dazzling the page
With words of flight

Indeed across the page
We see them fly
Brought to life
By the poet's words

And casual turn of phrase. 
We see them
We feel them 
We can almost touch them

A joy to read
As we traverse from
Birds to Saints
From riddles to rhyme

Tales of trains
Mysteries and conceits
Parents and drowning
Vivid in thought and execution

A vast array of
Characters rounded
Surrounded her description  
Eloquent a joy to read.

So do read
And enter into
A world of words and dreams
Enjoy the spirit

So freely shared. 
A comfort and a challenge
In a time when
We dearly need the pleasure.

About the reviewer
Jonathan Wilkins is a Creative Writing PhD Student at Aberystwyth University, Wales, reading mostly Golden Age Crime fiction. His website is here

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