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  • By A. F. Stewart
    Dec 9, 2009
    Philosophical, spiritual, obscure and beautiful; those are the words that best describe the poetry of Deborah Simpson. Her book Chronicles of a Sage: Simple Complexities lends easily to flexible reader interpretation and is, in turn, somber, wistful and beautiful. The format of the book is interesting, laid out in five chapters with a discussion of the ideas at the end of each section; you are handed both expressive verse and introspective dialogue. The poems themselves are a heady mix of thought-provoking themes wrapped around deeper meanings. The lovely verse flows smoothly, with hidden gems of lines popping out of the blue. The style of the poetry may be off-putting to some, but I enjoyed the atypical vocabulary choices and visual structure. I think the choices were bold and dramatic, bending into fresh, vivid imagery. Simple Complexities is a quality volume of poetry, a striking literary work, which I heartily recommend.
  • By Rhonda Davis
    May 7, 2008
    "An adventure for the soul" Once again, Deborah Simpson has taken us on a train ride within ourselves. Using free verse poetry and passages of prose , Simpson guides us through a rollercoaster of emotions as we journey deep within our psyches. Here she tackles some of life’s big questions, and even challenges our own perceptions. First is a journey into the mythical past, as she looks into the hearts and minds of Warlocks and Empresses. Then she thrusts you into today and the soul is made to search itself. “I have lost the need To envision – The gift to dream Has departed –" She goes on to look at abuse and its many levels, the beast, the victim, all catch the heart strings and pluck. What makes an abuser? And who is the real victim? Deborah isn’t afraid to look, with understanding, at the hurting person within. On she continues through the human condition, dipping into abundance, prophecy, and gratitude. This is a book for anyone to read whoever wonders why and how.... More > Actually, this is more than a book; it’s an experience< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781435751613
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
A Brighter Today
Published
August 5, 2008
Language
English
Pages
88
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.4 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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