Despite the darkness and destruction, there is a sense of hope and possibility in the words. Words speak of an engine to the future, a road into the distance, and a call to the breach, suggesting a kind of forward momentum and a willingness to explore and learn from whatever comes.
His writing is disciplined. It is also pleasurable to read. It’s almost as if he’s sharing memories, or adventures of places he has roamed. His book has depth to it and that makes it complex, simple and flavorful all at the same time.
In several poems we notice bursts of tremendous poetic power. One thing that is admirable about this poetry collection is the energetic imagination and emotional intensity. Most important from the literary point of view, the style of the poet has a richness of effect that creates an enduring fascination.
Brønnum also offers a creative and sincere imagination. His poems don’t just sit on the page stagnant without thoughts or feelings. His poems are in motion and full of life.
Alan Catlin has always been a favorite poet of mine. He’s a staple in all types of poetry publications so I when I see his name in a journal or E-zine I’m looking at, I always look forward to reading it.
The poetry collection has amazing vitality and power. Many of these poems show the poet’s most impassioned moods, and are characterised by impressive felicity of style and subtle diction.
Overall, the poem seems to be exploring themes of transience, loss, and the power of nature to evoke intense emotions. The use of sensory language and metaphors creates a dreamlike quality that invites the reader to interpret and find meaning in the images presented.
There’s a variety of work with varying themes in Martin’s new collection. His poems are mostly free verse with a bit of form thrown in here and there. His poems are put together in an original way.