Acclaimed South African writer, poet and musician Richard Walne (1968 – 2007) takes us on a poignant and, at times, melancholy journey in this collection of poems, found in a journal on his kitchen counter after his death....
|Title||:||When Afternoons Taper to Mortality and other poems|
|Number of Pages||:||54 Pages|
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When Afternoons Taper to Mortality and other poems Reviews
This short book of poetry explored beginnings,and endings, and certainly had some colourful language held within. I received it as a Goodreads giveaway.I wasn't over the moon about any of the poems, although I did find some morbidly fascinating. Worth the read.
I am not an avid reader of poetry, but I enjoyed reading Richard Walne's book! Due to the captivating dose of melancholy, it reminded me of Leonard Cohen's lyrics, my favorite poems being "Today I wear black," "I dreamed about you last night" and "We are only really as well of."Even if I found some of the poems quite sober, I appreciate the manner in which the writer mixed antithesis like love and loss, beginnings, and endings with a fascinating metaphorical language which, due to the fascinating imaginary created, took me, as a reader, into a beautiful journey of soul exploration.I would warmly recommend "When afternoons taper to mortality and other poems" to the poetry fans, who are craving to delight themselves with a remarkable lecture!