“Love Love to Love” By Joe Bisicchia
That simple line brings forth all sorts of emotions and possibilities as to what treasures await in the following pages.Amazon USA
“Love Love to Love”
By Joe Bisicchia
Review by LB Sedlacek
Joe Bisicchia introduces his new poetry collection like this “Poetry on the spiritual transcendence of the noun and the verb LOVE.” That simple line brings forth all sorts of emotions and possibilities as to what treasures await in the following pages.
True to form his first poem is entitled “Love Love” and its opening lines are “Life / is a love story.” This gives the reader plenty to ponder.
His poems are a mixture of free verse and prose. Each one examines what it is to see, feel, and to think about love. It is gutsy for a poet to take on this most daunting of subjects and put it to paper.
He brings forth his verses on love via a variety of ways such as the circus, Los Angeles, in a concert and so on. But bear in mind, this is definitely not a book of sappy greeting card love poems.
From the poem “Same as Here”:
sky may be green, /
purple may be the sea, /
and snow tangerine. /
There it may be as always was.”
Bisicchia ignites desire, reveals dreams, shares pain or desires, all components of the things called love. The book carries forth the shape of its main theme embracing almost moment like lines within each page.
From the poem “Philadelphia”:
“From here in a city named after that love, /
let us hold truths to be self-evident, /
that all are created equal, /
and may we take this around the world /
to each, and each, and each of the created, /
for each is endowed by their Creator /
with certain unalienable Rights, /
that among these are Life, Liberty and /
the pursuit of Happiness.”
Bisicchia embroiders the real with his heartfelt verses. He embraces what love means in each poem. Each one is an unexpected but sustainable and believable creation. It’s almost like he’s writing about the heart in as many ways as possible.
Probably my favorite poem in the collection was “The Inner Voice.” Here are some lines from the poem: “Listen. / Like Helen Keller to water. / Even in the blind silence. So goes Love.” Bisicchia writes this poem as if he’s writing to one person, the reader, and that’s a great and moving heartfelt immersion experience.
Poetry is the poet’s tapestry. Take a deep breath and dive in and enjoy the wonderful togetherness the author brings about with these poems.
~LB Sedlacek’s latest poetry book is “Ghost Policy.” She is also the author of the poetry collections “I’m No ROBOT,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” “Swim,” “Words and Bones,” and “The Poet Next Door.” Her non-fiction books include “The Poet Protection Plan,” “The Traveling Postcard,” “Bridge Ices Before Road,” and “Electric Melt.” Her short story collections are entitled “Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Tales.” www.lbsedlacek.com