The Four Hinges of the World by Carlos Reyes
Reyes compares flecks in the eyes to birds, poetry work to being trapped in a spider web, and a beard to keeping time. He puts just enough wrinkles into his lines to give one food for thought. He has a good ear and eye for poetry.Amazon USA
The Four Hinges of the World
by Carlos Reyes
Copyright 2023, Cyberwit
- Publisher : Cyberwit.net (February 18, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 66 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9395224770
- ISBN-13 : 978-9395224772
- Item Weight : 3.35 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.17 x 8.5 inches
Reviewed by LB Sedlacek
Carlos Reyes presents a new book of free verse poems in this new collection. It contains 3 sections: Flecks, Out of Houston and Like the Last Skirling Leaves at Year’s End. Their titles give us a hint at what each section contains within this undeniably original verse.
Reyes compares flecks in the eyes to birds, poetry work to being trapped in a spider web, and a beard to keeping time. He puts just enough wrinkles into his lines to give one food for thought. He has a good ear and eye for poetry.
Poems range in a variety of subjects including school and birds. He is gifted at possibilities. His skill is creativity.
Other subjects include passports and Emily Dickinson. Plus, there’s hot tamales!
From the poem: “A Year Past of Untangled Threads,
A New Year, Its Foolish Resolutions”
— for Edwin Madrid
“TODAY I am trapped in my work of poetry
in a spider web of unbreakable tensile silken
strands or winding fibers of sisal ropes
easily imagined as chiding snakes:”
Reyes’ writing shows growth. He offers a full set of images in each and every poem.
These poems will invade your emotions. They settle in and seem to be going in one direction, but then go in a completely different one. Reyes’ work is polished. It feels finished, and doesn’t leave the reader hanging or wondering what’s going on as sometimes poems can do.
Carlos Reyes has discovered the secret to writing good poetry. He effortlessly takes ahold of each subject and spins the words all around it, in it and through it to come up with a completely one of a kind poem. He has voice, he knows images, and he knows what to do with them and how to use them. That makes this a good book of poems to read.
~LB Sedlacek is the author of several books of poetry including “Swim,” “Night Swim,” “The Poet Next Door,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” and “Words and Bones.” Her most recent short stories collections include “Motor Addiction & The Renovator” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Short Stories.”