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  • By Celestine McMullen Allen
    Oct 18, 2011
    Book Review - Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry - Author, Cendrine Marrouat, http://www.fiveyearsandcounting.com Review by Celestine McMullen Allen, http://blog.mypecantree.com An "old soul" that understands life is how I describe the author of the collection of poetry, Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry. The first several chapters of the collection are layered with the growth and grounding that is associated with understanding life experiences and embracing the emotions, revelations, and epiphanies that collectively shape who we are and how we deal with life. As I was reading the collection, I was making notes and acclaiming, yes, this one too, is one of my favorites. My list became exhaustive, for the more I read, the more poems I liked. The collection is laced with prolific imagery - "my soul, boundless like heaven's canopy", "wings are made of endless dreams", "the ship of my sanity... More > afloat"; and I could go on. Subsequent chapters are molded like clay in the potter's hand who knows how to shape life into profound perspective. Cendrine shares messages of lived and learned life experiences; rejoicing in her understanding of what it means to embrace "the good and bad" that we all encounter just by the sheer act of being a part of human existence. She also shares her "soul" as a source of light - a path that dictates that we should stay continually focused on God through all of life's travails. She willingly shares her convictions that our "all" and the secret to overcoming adversity is not by dismissing it, and that the beauty of what we do experience is the light that can be seen more vividly from embracing our own soul poet journey - a journey that we all share. In her words, "I choose life over desire's cruel toss" and "let your essence stop wants’ strife". Celestine McMullen Allen< Less
  • By John D. Green Sr
    Nov 10, 2010
    Five years & counting, A journey into the mind of soul poetry is just that, A journey! This written inspiration gives the reader a chance to grow, mature, and mentally evolve with the author (Cendrine Marrouat), as she experienced life, love and loss, through its various stages.Part 1. The Birth of Poetry mimics the beginning of understanding & realization of what is. Part 2. Teenage Years identifies with understanding, yet also with rebellion for things that are understood, but not accepted or agreed with at times. Part 3. Adulthood shares with the reader a certain comfort of self awareness, and a comprehension of what is, as well as what could be. Adulthood allows the reader to really share in the emotional creativity that inspired this chapter. Part 4. Elevation blanket the senses with feelings of a higher power at work! The reader comes away knowing that there are things in the universe at work, that are much bigger than one's self, and a feeling of empowerment and self... More > worth that is exciting, and refreshing! I highly recommend this book!< Less
  • By Natasha Guy
    Aug 28, 2010
    Cendrine Marrouat has this way of supernaturally imposing metaphors with similes to create a natural flowing rhythm of liquid spirit! Her work throws truth at the reader that is hard as brick, yet it rocks him/her into comfort like a lullabye!
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557424290
Edition
First Edition
Published
June 5, 2011
Language
English
Pages
166
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.67 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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