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  • By George Green
    Jul 19, 2012
    There is a rare sphere of love, of feeling, being and expression to be experienced and discovered here in Zayra Yves poetry, where divinity and carnality walk hand in hand. A full spectrum of light, color and shadows awaits. You the reader are offered glimpses into a remarkable landscape of heart and spirit that easily could be your own if you were to look deeply enough. Raw and unfinished, she has opened herself with naked courage for all to see.... Leaving you unpainted.
  • By alok dave
    Jul 10, 2012
    "Leaving you Unpainted" is a cosmic dance of words in bosom of infinite "self". Each poem is painted with vivid colors of imagination. This book paddles boat of one's imagination in places, 'where words find it hard to express subtle feeling of love! Expression of joy, sorrow, love is carved in words that can tweak earlobe with ecstatic sensation. Reading between the lines to touch the gist 'simply works out well for most poems. Poetess has served reader with all sorts of delicacy of feeling. A Holy Voice is one of my favourites; "It is the spin of a Sufi dance in Divine trance without a white dress" - Phenomenal imagination! "September" Short, sweet & deep. Page by page, Word by word mesmerization; hold your "self" there are only 86 pages! I am waiting for one with 860 pages. Thanks Zayra, for sharing vibrations through varied imagination framed in elegant words. "Leaving You Unpainted" leave's no stone unturned to... More > filter the perfect joy across!< Less
  • By Stuart Higginson
    Oct 1, 2011
    The poetry to be found within these covers does not discriminate over the manner of lover you may be - whether you’re the maker of love wreathed in moonlight that defies the curtain and unlocks the window to let itself in, or the one who erects shoddy shelving but is always at hand with a warm smile and a mug of hot tea for their significant other, or even the one for whom love’s flame danced once and only ephemerally, thereafter leaving its final ember to flicker as a memory in the hearth of the human heart. Nor is this a collection written from female perspective seeking solely to appeal to a sisterhood; its pages do not claim that “Men are from Mars”, rather it is poetry that is accessible to all, as Zayra’s words speak to our humanity - to our capacity and natural yearning to exchange energies and share experiences with others - while erasing the dividing lines and enticing us to forget the myriad terms, conditions and concepts we superimpose upon our relationships and partners... More > all too often, reminding us instead of the value to be found in growing and thriving for every step of the journey, and to retain a sense of its worth, even should a road come to end. I do not use the word “journey” lightly, either, for the reader is transported from the outset on “the gypsy wind”, to come upon “the edge of winter” some time later in “A Sea Flower of Light”, emerging thereafter “from a sovereign rock” in the poem “Lotus Heart”, before “A Series of Sacred Lights” compels the “idea of self” to be scattered “as cubes of hay along a horizon without borders”, to offer just a hint of the expedition within this volume’s covers. A mesmerising read, telling tales of love in all its guises ~ friendship, romance, sensuality, compassion, and more. Enthral your heart with “Leaving You Unpainted” today!< Less
  • By Kent Steine
    May 16, 2011
    Zayra Yves collection of mesmerizing poetry titled, Leaving You Unpainted, is a book about romance, wisdom, and magical moments that present themselves to all of us, every day. Whether she is reflecting upon the beauty of imperfection, regret, or passion, Zayra's words suggest that we can never do enough to fully appreciate the magic of love, life, and death. This is where Zayra transcends from breathtaking accounts of life, to lessons that we all yearn to embrace. Leaving You Unpainted reaches far deeper than mere expressions of love and life. Her words transform our thoughts directly in to feelings, and the memory of experience. She teaches us that we all share these common feelings and experiences of passion and pain. "Talking It Over Between Scars", may move you to tears; whereas "First Day of Summer" reminds us of all the moments that were exiting and perhaps too dangerous to remember or recite. Leaving You Unpainted is like a drug that transports you to a... More > place where your feelings come alive, have memories, dreams, and desires.< Less
  • By Tavius Aiton
    Apr 15, 2011
    Zayra's poetry weaves the spiritual and material realms of the human condition felicitously expounding on truth both uniquely and emotionally. She utilizes fresh diction, imagery, and metaphor to affectively translate the devine and the romantic's intricate relationship powerfully. Zayra's poetry is both intoxicating and enlightening, passionate yet very real. She has become my favorite contemporary poet. I'm sure you'll feel the magic of her voice as it breathes from the page and enlivens your spirit to the spectrum of the human experience.
  • By poetlibrarian
    Dec 19, 2010
    This soulful, gifted writer and artist is a great gift to a world which sometimes seem less innocent and tender that our memories would allow. She invokes those emotions, stirs her alchemy of words, flame and flowers into a simmering brew that sustains and nourishes us all. Although we have not met in person, I have considered her to be a great friend and sister for years. She is one of those souls I shall seek out in Heaven, for coffee and conversation to our hearts' delight. She is not only generous with her art, writing and spoken performances, she is also a guardian of the world's less fortunate - one of those angels whose wings unfurl without being seen - yet, the soft breeze and encompassing warmth is felt and known, like a favorite blanket soothing you into a gentle slumber where dreams may come and dance you into tearful laughter and ancient solace. My admiration for her has no boundaries. - Wanda Lea Brayton, poet
  • By Joseph Mallon
    Dec 18, 2010
    A poetry offering by Zayra Yves can only mean new outpourings of love filtered through star fields, churned hot blue in densely swirled spirals. She reaches out again as a poet laureate of love with an elegantly produced gem of a book. Love divine, love romantic, love found quickly, and lived deeply. A narrow sliver of experience yearned for in lifetimes of desire. These intense poems are no cerebral exercise penned in quiet reflection. The words come hard earned in a stained, dog-eared, under the mattress handbook of love by a poet who lives the love of which she writes. Sometimes sweet, often erotic, always soulful, these poems speak to lovers with hearts split wide open with ecstatic joy, and soul smashing love cries. This is a wondrous work, moist with the sweetness of peaches, and the salty taste of love passions. Kisses come often here, are held deeply, and will be longingly remembered. Zayra’s love may be left unpainted, but it is not without color.
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First Edition
Magdalena & Co.
January 25, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.39 lbs.
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6 wide x 9 tall
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