Poetry Book Review, by J C Edwards © 2013
Concrete Promises, by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Curiosity
“I have counted the days, the dawns and the dusks since we last embraced. And I will count the hours, the minutes, and the seconds until we embrace again.” – Curiosity
From the tender, “Not Just Yet” to the poignancy of “A Lovely Winter”, to the seductive notes of “Her Voice, The Gentle Spring Rain”, this is a truly romantic chapbook of poetry with a decidedly masculine flair.
While I enjoyed reading all the poems in this collection, these lines from “Tender Letter” really stood out to me as being particularly exceptional, and I loved the imagery Charles conjured up with his words: “I cross out misguided words and catchy phrases … That need not apply”; and “I ball up pieces of fallen trees … And shoot bricks at the waste basket”.
When reading this unique collection of poems I could easily imagine the words being spoken aloud by a man to the woman he loves. This would make a lovely and romantic gift for any woman; a keepsake of poems to be treasured.
This Chapbook of Poetry is the first installment in the Spilt Ink Poetry Collection
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