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  • By Theia Clarkson
    Apr 21, 2011
    Periodically, a piece of written art finds its' way into the mainstream of popular culture and literally captures the collective mindset of an entire generation. When this happens you can come away from the experience feeling as though the words that the Artist has chosen speak to you as though they were written exclusively for you. You may wonder how this person could've ever possibly seen into your thoughts and feelings with such accuracy and fine detail. Beyond accurately reflecting the times in which we live, Ronnie Would has gone the extra mile here. In 'Forever and a day' this vivid use of verbal imagery in top form. This book possesses a nearly intangible, yet recognizable direction that transcends mere reflection and dives headlong into the very center of all of the complexities of the human condition itself. Make no mistake, the imagery that was so skillfully created in this book is very real. It is nothing short of an honest interpretation of life in our time. More... More > specifically, our generation. Because it is genuine and honest, the images contained within range between everything from accutely aware to triumphant, disturbing, transcending, frustrating, lonely, brilliant, terrifying, optimistic, apocolyptic, ...Real. Exeptionally broad-ranged, at the very least. One might guess that this material could've only been created from within the mind of an honest, gifted, tortured genious. - A soul that is willing to go where most people will never have the courage to go. I believe that it may've been Ronnies' intention to dissolve away, then reassemble a vast collection of verbal imagery that could only be done this way to create the larger picture, but only after being dissolved away completely, to be built from the ground up in terms that only in this way, can be accurately interpreted. His ability to create a valid, living image in your mind with one paragraph is truly ingenious. But even that is not the greatest aspect about this book. What is astounding to me is the choice of these images, the order, and how they are reassembled and placed in such a manner that it entices the reader to reflect upon all of the triumph and tragedy of our times. He cleverly does this in a language that anyone who lives in this modern, 'politically correct' society can understand. At a critical point in human history, where less and less in our complex world seems to make much sense at all, It is very liberating to enjoy a piece of work that does make so much sense on multiple levels. Neither the book or the Writer are crazy here. The world in which we live can be absolutely crazy. This book is an interesting reflection of that fact. I believe that this is a major part of the essence of this book. And while it is a book of poetry, I also see it as a painfully aware glimpse of the decline of our civilization. This book is one of those rare gems that defies classification. And it is done, true to form, with images carefully crafted from within the mind of an Artist/Poet/Musician who has very obviously lived every word of what is written in this vast array of poetic imagery. This book should resonate on many levels with all who read it. In an age where our culture seems to embrace all that is so profoundly superficial and literally devoid of merit on very many levels, reading this was a enlightening experience. I felt as though I wanted to tell the World that 'This guy really gets it'! At several times, while reading this, I thought that I was likely the only person alive who has thought some of the things that I have thought. I see now that Ronnie Would has already been to all of those sacred places. And beyond! If you want to see for yourself what an accurate representation of everything that we are as a country, a culture, a race of people, down to how it looks, feels, smells, and tastes, I strongly recommend that you find yourself a copy of this book. It is nothing short of a fascinating glimpse of who we are, where we are all headed, and how we've managed to get this far. - Keep an open mind, Strap yourself in tight, And hang on for dear life! Ronnie Would is a National treasure! - George Lewis Clarkson.< Less
  • By Jane L Johnson
    Apr 14, 2011
    great Ronnie - just wrote a review and it got lost - but here goes - I really enjoyed this collection of revealing and insightful writings from Rolling Stone Ronnie Would, describing snapshots of experiences recorded in a sensitive, sometimes raw manner. He not only explores and lays bare his own soul, he forces the reader to take a glimpse at their own inner secrets, the ways of seeing that in Hendrick's immortal words 'Are you experienced?' can only evoke a speechless nod! Way to go Ronnie!
  • By Lynsay Hanratty
    Feb 11, 2011
    Heartfelt and genuine , an observant writers' take on life , Ronnie is real though somewhat pained. He lets us into his struggles and draws us into his world whether we like it or not.
  • By Donna Engel
    Feb 1, 2011
    I just finished reading Forever...And A Day. Ronnie Would is gifted, intense, and absolutely fearless. His poetry is raw and shocking - with the kind of obsessive power that draws you in to both touch your heart and break it. Ronnie takes the frailties and pain that we all identify with, and uses them to create a road map to move beyond whatever was or has been. And in doing so, he eases us out of the darkness and back among the living. Forever...And A Day is brilliant.
  • By beegirl56
    Jan 28, 2011
    Taking us on a magical mystery tour of imagination and memory, through scenes at once otherworldly and all too familiar, this exceptional author's words hypnotize, penetrate our everyday facades and reveal to us both his yearnings and our own. With "Forever... and a Day," Ronnie Would has written a valentine to hope and the tenacity of human dreams. To answer the question he poses in the very last line: Yes, Ronnie, I will be there.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781458365040
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Hit And Myth Publications
Published
January 12, 2011
Language
English
Pages
50
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.27 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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