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  • By Regis Auffray
    Oct 6, 2010
    In this collection of poems, Ms. Kovadlo shares of her self. As I read her verses, I find myself relating to so much of what she expresses about life and love and all that these entail. I find that "Pieces of Me" are indeed pieces of my own experience in many ways. Ms. Kovadlo's poems are a way of getting to know her but also an insight into one's own "self" as one relates to what she shares. "Pieces of Me" is a meaningful and enjoyable reading experience.
  • By Nicola Ward
    Nov 14, 2009
    I really enjoyed this book, Lena wries with honesty and from the heart about a range of topics anyone can relate to. Well done.
  • By Anna M. Asbury
    Jul 28, 2009
    "Reflective And Deeply Emotional" Pieces Of Me, the first book of poetry by Lena Kovadlo, contains 178 poems organized in seven sections - Nature’s Love, Garden Of Love, Ocean Of Tears, Mind Twister, Fruits Of The Mind, Rants Of The Mind and Back In The Day.The book begins with Nature’s Love where I quickly fell in love with the poem Crying Out - a poem that embraces nature for all it is and at the same time recognizes that nature’s true love can only be found in God. Leaving nature behind, Kovadlo continues to impress with the highly romantic You’re In My Thoughts In The Night.I lie there in my bedBeneath the cool coversLooking up at the starsHanging above me in my roomAnd at that momentAs my eyes begin to closeAnd I drift into the land of dreamsMy thoughts drift to youI picture you there in your roomLying still without the coversStaring at the dark ceilingThinking of me beside youAnd that warms me all overEnvelops me in your sweet embraceAnd brings me closer to youMaking... More > my dreams magical and unforgettableBut Pieces Of Me is not a poetry book that only consists of these two themes. There are also truths found in her poetry. For example her poem Shadow is a blunt pronunciation of loneliness.I am but a shadowInvisible to the passing eyeOf those who know meThose who lay eyes on meBut to a wandering strangerI am an actual beingRoaming this universeI am a living, breathing creatureIn need of attentionIn need of comfortIn need of supportIn need of everythingThat my people never giveAnother poem, I Am A Closet, is full of raw imagery and deals with one struggling to find their way back into the light.In an old creepy houseIn a corner of an empty roomThere I standA closetReeking of filth and moldWith wide open doorsAnd broken handlesWith faded paintAnd splintered shelvesWith a dusty ripped bookAnd a pair of worn out shoesSagging to the bottomI am on the verge of collapsingBeing ruined foreverAnd there is nothingAbsolutely nothingAnd no oneThat will be ableTo bring me back to lifeKovadlo’s poems are introspective, reflective and deeply emotional and a must read. Pieces Of Me will make you fall in love with poetry all over again.< Less
  • By James L. Finley
    Jul 23, 2009
    "Priceless Princess Poetry" Priceless Princess Poetry Pieces of Me Sitting in the Cathedral of Life and gazing into a beautiful stained glass window, wonderful stories unfold with vivid and colorful pictures. “Pieces of Me”, is my cathedral and Lena Kovadlo is the artist that creates beautiful stories in glass. With the eye of an artist, the songs of a lyricist and the heart of a poet, pieces of glass form a whole. As I am drawn into the cathedral to walk the halls and read the stories in glass, I am drawn into “Pieces of Me”, to walk the halls of its pages. “Pieces of Me”, is pieces of her; held up to a mirror it is pieces of you. Life’s stories unfold with beauty, mystery, and adventure. Within the intrigue of its pages, you are captured and whirled into a breathtaking journey of poetic wit. We take a romp through nature full of delights big and small, happy and sad with the feeling of sweet raindrops touching the skin on a hot day. Our romp through nature relaxes and... More > opens our minds in preparation for the valleys and peaks of love. Poems to warm your heart and for some, poems that will drain your eyes are delivered by the loved and loving. As I am a man of passion and dreams, I will confess with small tears in my eyes, this is my favorite room in the cathedral. With hanky in hand, Lena enters our minds with “Mind Twister”, a section well named. Moreover, as a reminder that she is not quite done with our hearts, she opens the section with a heartbreaking poem aptly named “Torture”. Much more than love fills the philosophical, metaphor rich dark section that reaches into the corners of our minds. Then with the mercy of an enchanted good fairy, we get a breather and a closer look into the author’s mind. “Fruits of the Mind”, is a colorful tapestry in stained glass, a powerfully thoughtful section. If you have a lustful mind and appreciate a beautiful woman bare, “Rants of the Mind”, is your section. In a twist on published art we see Lena raw. Unedited, flaring and flowing pieces of her mind, Lena is a woman not afraid to say what she is thinking. In the closing section, "Back in the Day", we get to reminisce over our journey while Lena does the same. Here we get the unique opportunity in flashbacks to see how a master poet breathes the first breaths of life. “Pieces of Me”, is universal, it contains much for all; it is impossible to consider a library of great volumes complete that does not contain a copy of Lena Kovadlo’s, “Pieces of Me”.< Less
  • By Allie Batt
    Apr 16, 2009
    "Just that amazing..." Sometimes, the most dramatic and most influential item to say when encountering a gem like this, is the blunt and honest truth. You can dance around the subject or come right out and say it, and there is no reason why we should have to suffer through the agony of reading a review, or book for that matter, that prances and pretends. It's a devious way of not getting yourself hurt. Well, I have no fear of prancing, and I have no fear of getting hurt, because in all truth, Lena's book has not only saved my life countless times, but it has allowed me for a better existence. Her passion, her strength, her very core is etched across the pages of this book, and for no reason, should that be glazed over. It is the blunt truth when I say that this is a masterpiece. A beautiful scene and show for the world to see. She places herself out there, for the entire world to see. Exposing herself... her very essence to those that might find it, unimaginably speaking,... More > raw. But that is where the grace comes from. It's pure, unsoiled by processing, and empowered by actual events. She is the gem in which we've been waited for. The next beautiful soul to aid us in our journey through life. It's happened through countless other, renowned artists, and you are sure to find that same emotional depth in this work of art. It is a beauty, and if you have any half a mind, any who read this, you should buy this book. You won't forget it.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781435727823
Publisher
Lulu
Published
February 24, 2009
Language
English
Pages
216
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.84 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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