Saturday, March 15, 2008
Funny, thought-provoking, and filled with snippets of faith, The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats poetry collection by Charlotte Barnes will delight and entertain readers from all walks of life.
A lover of classic poetry, I don't always feel in tune with contemporary poetry collections, but Barnes put together a collection that leaves the reader feeling emotions as diverse as the poems that fill its pages. The lightheartedness you feel over reading about the stray cats of the Mansfield Lighthouse, turns to sorrow as you read of lonliness in "Lonely Times Two", which soon turns to a desire for reflection upon reading how the writer relates a "Little White Snowflake" to herself, and then you become inspired as you read "Take Your Dreams for a Walk".
My personal favorites are "The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats", "If Troubles Were Bubbles", "Shade Tree Reflections, and "Lord, Pick Me Up."
The cover of this book is beautiful. As a lover of the East Coast and of lighthouses, the soft colors of the puffy clouds and the rippling waves surrounding the rocks relaxes me.
The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats by Charlotte Barnes is certain to attract readers as diverse as the poems Barnes chose for this collection.
Title: The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats
Author: Charlotte Barnes
Publisher: Publish America
U.S. Price: $16.95