The Place I Search For
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A collection of poems that capture your heart and burn in your soul. In The Place I Search For, poet Mary Nagy reflects on growing up in a home with two alcoholic parents and the hope of escaping the blight of alcoholism. This collection of over 100 poems follows Nagy's emotional rollercoaster from her confused childhood to her own quest to provide a loving home for her own children.
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Jun 10, 2009"Poignantly lyrical and intimate!" At the end, the most artistic and profound movie will normally evoke not applause or laughter or excitement from the audience, but deep silence. Any avid movie buff will attest to this fact. After reading this anthology of poignantly lyrical and intimate poems, I am in that kind of blessed silence, a sort of emotional trance. The poems are beautiful, to say the least. The poet does betray her philosophical leanings, especially through poems like "Left for Dead" and "I had a Visit...", which are also my favorite ones in this collection. Some other poems that deserve special mention are "The Man that Buys Tampons" and "I Remembered my 7th Grade Locker Partner". Now that I have read these poems, "I'll never be the same", as Mary says in the last line of "I had a Visit...". For purely subjective reasons, I especially love the following four lines and I just cannot resist the temptation... More > to quote them here: "The one thing that they gave her / was the faith she had in prayer / That's all she ever needed / to begin her life out there." (Nagy, Mary; "Left for Dead"; pg # 6). The simple, yet consistent rhyme scheme makes a considerable contribution to the music of the poems and I am sure they will sound fabulous as an album with music. God bless you Mary! May the beautiful words flow out of your pen forever!< Less
Mar 18, 2009"Poetry from the heart" Poetry from the heart, sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, but assuredly excellent.
Dec 17, 2008"An Excellent Collection" Mary Nagy has, obviously, not had an easy life. Very few poets have. But what remains equally obvious is her inner strength, resolve, sense of self, and her success at pulling herself through the years of pain. Mary Nagy is a beautiful author with a wonderful tale to tell. Although her poetic style is rather simplistic (generally, she sticks with the traditional A-B-C-B rhyming scheme and has a fairly common, short-line meter to her poems), this is not something that detracts from her talent. In fact, if anything, it adds to the sense of personal honesty that each poems projects. Although many poets (myself included) have a tendency to experiment with form, Mary Nagy concentrates on the message and the imagery. And this is just fine by me. Her poetry is of the most personal kind. It details everything from feelings of abandonment (She Died Right There Before Me) to the most abhorable childhood abuses (Be A Good Kid And Roll Me A Joint) to her life... More > as an adult, seemingly trying to cope with the fact that she can actually feel happiness (Our Bed). Each poem is a glimpse into the soul of a beautiful person. I can only hope she keeps writing, and publishes more books.< Less
Nov 8, 2008"A FINE SENSE OF RHYTHM, TIMING, AND RHYME -" written from the heart and soul on things most of us know and some we were lucky enough not to have had to face in our lifes filled with compassion, wisdom, wit, and emotion! A fine mix of spiritual, personal, and humorous pieces! With over 100 poems in the collection it is a fine value and would make a fine holiday gift! I especially love the simpliciy of these lines and rhymes which is how our heart and soul sings to us if we learn to stop and listen to the peace and love that can be found there. Mary's first piece in her preview called LEFT FOR DEAD is a fine example of this - 'The one thing that they gave her was the faith she had in prayer. That's all she ever needed to begin her life out there.' Fine lines, indeed - without a wasted word or unneccesary embellishment. GOOD LUCK with your first book, Mary - which I suspect will not be your last! Peace & Love! Earl.
Sep 26, 2008"Touching" She really pulls you into the poetry. Her sence of timing is perfect. But it is her words that grab you. They ensnare you and hold you, making you want more and more. They are wise, and some are heart breaking. Others make you laugh because of the simple truths in them. Also, her word choice is terrific. It was edited perfectly and wonderfully.
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- by Mary Nagy (Standard Copyright License)
- Mary Nagy
- November 15, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.48 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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