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Paperback, Pages. This item has not been rated yet. You don't want to settle for ordinary results, do you? I believe that if you are serious about being a writer, you HAVE to write even when you don't "feel" like it. There's a lot of discipline to good writing. If I only wrote when "inspired", I wouldn't write much. And frankly, even though you don't feel very "inspired", the result is often the same. See 2 questions about Black Book of Poems…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. He now lives and writes in Stockholm. It could have been the shivers that ran down your spine or the elevating of your heartbeat. Or, it made you smile, or even cry; made you feel something. If what you write is true and honest, and you put some actual effort into it, I believe people will respond to it. I write only that which I know, that which I can feel and try to transcend to the reader through a few lines.
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You cannot ruin someone's interpretation of a poem by explaining it. But if the poem doesn't speak for itself, ultimately, it is a failure. Sensitive, probing and holding thoughts that speak to each of us in our own needs, Vincent has succeeded in his first publication that his is a voice worthy of our following. View all 3 comments. I created an account just to express how impressed I am with this book.
I can honestly compile a "poetry collection" like that in no time. But where is the effort in that? Where is the imagery? Where is the flow? Where is the challenge? I liked this collection a lot because while the poems are seemingl I created an account just to express how impressed I am with this book. I liked this collection a lot because while the poems are seemingly effortless, there is so much good stuff to deduce from them! They stick in your mind and slowly sink in, days after you have finished reading them. The short stories were a treat!
In short, if you like "Milk and Honey", and books of the like, this will be something very different. Not to say that you can't like both styles Anyhow, great work.
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Looking forward to what comes next! Black Book of Awesome This is a wonderful collection of poetry. It has feeling, purpose, flow and even humor throughout. I truly enjoyed reading it and I cannot wait to read Vincent's next collection. Keep writing and I'll keep reading! Xo, Rach. This was a quick read.
Dark and rhyming poetry with a lot of moral lessons. Most of the poems are dark, but the poet manages to bring out the light in them. Melvin , I love you. I adored the poetry but cherished the short stories. When I felt Melvin scraping up the boney dust on his knees and to quietly have his moment, I thought of my own son who I sometimes think won't shed a tear when I'm gone even though Mr Beam and Johnny Walker Red haven't been in my life since July of , it still resonates of mistakes made.
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You have a gift, Vincent keep going.. Jan 03, Don Schminkey rated it really liked it. Excellent quick read to pass 30 minutes, with high re-readability.
The I AM poem was moving and amazing. Thanks for sharing your work! View 1 comment. Dec 20, Ren rated it really liked it Shelves: own. Great poetry book Many good poems. There is even a couple short stories in the back of the book that are just as good! Dec 12, Mariah rated it did not like it Shelves: read-in , uh-nope , misc-k-unlimited. Pretentiousness is our foundation, To hide our weaknesses and pain. Our eyes reveal our desperation, And the attention that we crave.
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Short and forgettable. Especially loved "The Stage"; one of the only good books of modern poetry that I've read. May 27, TheGuardian rated it it was amazing Shelves: kindle-reads , favorites. Well that hit me like a semi truck. It was darkly beautiful. It had the classic vibe and feel, instead of Tumblr-ey. A brilliant and unfailingly powerful reading!
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Black Book of Poems is strong, thoughtful collection, written in a classic style, but one is captivated by its rhythmic changing rhyming, such kind of great mixture classic and modern poetry. I particularly enjoyed of powerful words this classic style and rhymes av poetry! The poem "Ode to a Best Friend" is just unbeatable: emotional, honest, lyrical beautifully written.
This brilliant lyric -prayer devoting to Mother, deep expresses the author's heart A brilliant and unfailingly powerful reading! This brilliant lyric -prayer devoting to Mother, deep expresses the author's heart-felt reflections with feeling, style, grace and dignity, talking to the mind and to the emotional heart, truly flow right through you.
Masterly, profound interpretation,literary analysis by unique way of the good, the bad and the ugly, everything that goes on in the world just fascinating an other extraordinary poem " The Stage". The expressive short stories exploring incomprehensible meaning of life and capture real life situation. The unique remarkable ability of Hunanyan, to say so much with so few words, captivating you. The hero from short story " The Sting", who life was a constantly struggle to keep his daily promises, not only behind of his promises, but has given up the hope. One day when the punishment has become inevitable, he values the life, decided learns how to against to all odds in his life, to rescue himself with dignity.
No one except those that have been through the battle of addiction and alcoholism can truly understand suffering another hero, Marvin.