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30 review for When the Moon Takes Over the Dream: "Love Poetry"

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mischenko

    To see this review and to learn more about this author, please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com I recently read Stjepan Cobet's poem book The Child of Happiness and was glad to learn that he had written another book of poetry. When The Moon Takes Over the Dream is a poetry book containing heartfelt, romantic, and often thought-provoking poems relating to love, which made me enjoy it even more. I took pleasure reading the entire book out loud and taking in all the poems one at a time. One of my fa To see this review and to learn more about this author, please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com I recently read Stjepan Cobet's poem book The Child of Happiness and was glad to learn that he had written another book of poetry. When The Moon Takes Over the Dream is a poetry book containing heartfelt, romantic, and often thought-provoking poems relating to love, which made me enjoy it even more. I took pleasure reading the entire book out loud and taking in all the poems one at a time. One of my favorite poems from this book is titled "Leave Us To This Night." Here it is below... Leave us to love music which reaches from our souls, Let it be spread in all hidden corners, In every part of our body. Feel the vibrations of strings what wakes up our soul, Let's be one, Be crazy with love. I noticed only a few minor grammatical errors in the text which were easily overlooked. I'm assuming it's from the translation. As I was reading I began to think about how this would be a perfect outdoor or beach read as it's peaceful and relaxing. I'm happy to have it as part of my collection and I'd like to thank the author, who is very kind, for unexpectedly gifting me with a copy. 4****

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brian Michels

    I received an insightful review of my novel, The Devil Fears Nigga Jones from Stjepan Varesevac. He zeroed in on the story as only a poet could. It was a call to read some of his lyrics. I chose a collection of love poems because I felt the time was right for more love in the world. When The Moon Takes Over The Dream - a splendid title. Love is what I got, and love is what I'm giving this book. The most impressive aspect of this big collection of little ditties is Stjepan Varesevac passion for ro I received an insightful review of my novel, The Devil Fears Nigga Jones from Stjepan Varesevac. He zeroed in on the story as only a poet could. It was a call to read some of his lyrics. I chose a collection of love poems because I felt the time was right for more love in the world. When The Moon Takes Over The Dream - a splendid title. Love is what I got, and love is what I'm giving this book. The most impressive aspect of this big collection of little ditties is Stjepan Varesevac passion for romance, sincerity, and love of words. Not every poem was worthy of five stars, but so many of them are. It's the poet's heart conveyed through all of the lyrics that could fill the night sky solid with stars. There are too many poems to dissect and praise in a brief review. Instead, I thought it'd be fun to use Stjepan's poems titles that stood out the most and string them together into a praiseful poem of my own. The parenthesized lines under the poem titles highlight lines from the poems that rang my bell. I'm hoping to creatively capture the essence of his book. Here it goes: Crystal (Am I worthy of your heart) A Tear (Have I become a pale of salt) Hours Melt into Mornings (I'm losing my wife) TRUTH (Neither a tear, nor a word, nor a dream helps) You Mean That Much To Me (Because of your love, I'm more beautiful) An Account (One of us will fall for truth, uncover the lie hidden by last night) Believe Me (When I disappear one day, ash and dust will leave prints of our love) That Woman (the coupling of our souls shines the sky) IVONA (I hear the church tolls. Life became a train of faith, half-empty glasses of red wine. I still bow to your scent.) That Which I Need (Like warm wind conveys a dandelion. Look at me.) VOW (All the lakes and world's river can't extinguish the fire of our hearts) Leave Us To This Night (Let's be crazy with love) Live In Harmony (I feel foolish. Illusions, confusions. My world is fusion of contusions.) If The Sea Takes Me (There is too much love) Only When (Touch me. Appease me. Kiss me. Awaken me. Save me.) When The Moon Takes Over The Dream Any lover of love and poetry could easily come up with their own string of Stjepan Varesevac poems, and it would be no lesser than mine. Every one of his odes conveys a true artist's connection to the human heart and its nearly incomprehensible wants and needs - a poet's duty fulfilled. The bottom line, this collection was delightful. I was feeling dispassionate before reading it. Afterward, there seems to be a revival of heat in my heart and loins, and my wife seems pretty damn happy about that ;-) Read the book, feel the love.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stjepan Cobets

    Love is all we need when our soul is alone because we always strive to find a soulmate.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katharine Coggeshall

    This is a beautiful book of uplifting poetry about love. Although the images are easy to conjure from the simplicity of language used, I appreciate the author's restraint to not make the poetry overly complicated or overdressed in verbiage. My two favorites from the collection are "Morena" and "Hours Melt Into Mornings." The authors words and images from these two got caught in my mind, as all good writing does. In short, these poems are tangible and worth the read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Vedrana

    When the moon takes over the dream is a wonderful collection of love poetry beautifully written. Each song takes you to another world tells a different story So much passion, love, joy is present in every poem.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Terry

    Stjepan Varesevac Cobets is such a talented author! Whether it's fairy tales or poetry, if his name's on it, you can bet it will be amazing. In this case, Stjepan uses love as his brush and this collection as his Sistine Chapel. Thought provoking, inspiring, emotionally pure and honest, he covers all aspects of the canvas of love. I used to read alot of poetry years ago, but had gotten away from it. This is my second book of Stjepan's poetry and I want to thank him... For gifting me a copy of his Stjepan Varesevac Cobets is such a talented author! Whether it's fairy tales or poetry, if his name's on it, you can bet it will be amazing. In this case, Stjepan uses love as his brush and this collection as his Sistine Chapel. Thought provoking, inspiring, emotionally pure and honest, he covers all aspects of the canvas of love. I used to read alot of poetry years ago, but had gotten away from it. This is my second book of Stjepan's poetry and I want to thank him... For gifting me a copy of his books, yes, but also for reuniting me with a first love... The love of good poetry. Thank you Stjepan!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Garfield Whyte

    When the moon takes over the dream is a heart warming collection of poetry laced with positive emotions. To name a few, I liked "Only When", "All I want", "A Door Step". My issue is that some of the poems were too short like 4 or 5 lines, I know many times a poem doesnt have to conform but there were quite a few very short ones that it would appear that those seemed incomplete. But overall a heart warming collection that I could identify with. I was given a copy for an honest review by the poet.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kevis Hendrickson

    I was on the prowl looking to read some well-written poetry by a contemporary author when I came upon this work. WHEN THE MOON TAKES OVER THE DREAM is my introduction to the writings of Stjepan Cobets, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. It was evident from the first few lines of verse that this book is a labor of love. No word seemed out of place and the language was smooth and inviting. I never got the impression that the author was using a thesaurus to find words that would fit his rhyme scheme. I was on the prowl looking to read some well-written poetry by a contemporary author when I came upon this work. WHEN THE MOON TAKES OVER THE DREAM is my introduction to the writings of Stjepan Cobets, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. It was evident from the first few lines of verse that this book is a labor of love. No word seemed out of place and the language was smooth and inviting. I never got the impression that the author was using a thesaurus to find words that would fit his rhyme scheme. Every word was carefully chosen and fit snug within the strict meter used with each poem. I was impressed that the author didn’t use this collection to dump a bunch of throwaway poems to fatten up the page count. Although a few of the poems were relatively short, the author’s skill showed through. Hours are melt into mornings, Crystal, Toward You, You Meant That Much, and Live in Harmony were among my favorite pieces in the collection. They were very sensual and at the same time classy. As I was aware that English isn’t the author’s first language, it didn’t surprise me that, occasionally, the wrong word was improperly used. Also, some of the metaphors are overused at times. In fact, some of the lines of poetry were identical to those used in a previous poem. I imagine it wouldn’t have been as noticeable if these words didn’t appear in the same collection of poems. There is also a lot of hand holding and star gazing. But it did not detract from my enjoyment of the poems. Overall, I enjoyed this collection of romantic poetry so much that I read it more than once to let the writing soak in. I would definitely recommend it to those looking for poetry with evocative tones. 4 Stars Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tara Woods Turner

    “Two lights are more beautiful in dark” and “Allow me to divide witht he heavens my inner perfect happiness”. These are just two examples of why I found this book of love poems to be engaging, thought-provoking and at times, breathtaking. The author devotes the entirety of the book to expressing a deep and often, painful love and it is easy to succomb to the longing and angst of the pieces. It is evident that this is a translation and initially i was concerned about the flow of the passages. I ne “Two lights are more beautiful in dark” and “Allow me to divide witht he heavens my inner perfect happiness”. These are just two examples of why I found this book of love poems to be engaging, thought-provoking and at times, breathtaking. The author devotes the entirety of the book to expressing a deep and often, painful love and it is easy to succomb to the longing and angst of the pieces. It is evident that this is a translation and initially i was concerned about the flow of the passages. I needn’t have been! On the contrary, i found that the poems that lacked the most predictable English syntax turned out to be the most beautiful and expressive. Love literally has its own language and the poems in this collection attest beautifully to that universal truth. My only minor issue is a reflection of the fact that there are a few moments where I feel the poet draws redundant parallels - the same natural metaphors are used more than once, albeit it more than one way. Again, a minor issue in what is otherwise a truly recommendation worthy book. As an avid reader and member of a book review forum I agreed to receive a courtesy copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Philip Dodd

    When the Moon takes over the Dream: Love Poetry by Stjepan Varesevac Cobets is a book of finely written poems, I think. As an Englishman, I find it interesting to read poems by poets who write in English as their second language. For they use English in a way an English poet never would. Stejepan Varesevac Cobets is from Split in Croatia. His poems reveal that he has a greater command of the English language than many English people. Refreshingly, compared to much modern poetry, his poems are cl When the Moon takes over the Dream: Love Poetry by Stjepan Varesevac Cobets is a book of finely written poems, I think. As an Englishman, I find it interesting to read poems by poets who write in English as their second language. For they use English in a way an English poet never would. Stejepan Varesevac Cobets is from Split in Croatia. His poems reveal that he has a greater command of the English language than many English people. Refreshingly, compared to much modern poetry, his poems are clear, direct, immediately understandable. His book is a collection of mature love poems addressed to a mature woman. To me, they are true love poems, in that they involve the body and the spirit, and are addressed to a unique, individual woman. Many so called love poems concentrate on the body and its desires and frustrations alone, and do not seem to be directed to a real person with a face and a name. It is clear that the poems in the collection are addressed to a real woman, not merely an object of flesh and bone. At times the poems reminded me of such poems as The Good Morrow by John Donne. They explore longing, desire, fear of loneliness, death, mutual happiness, bliss. Anyone who enjoys reading fine poetry would enjoy reading this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Larche

    This collection of love poems is a very personal look at love and the feelings (good and bad) that follow it. In almost every poem, the writer expresses his deep feelings of love. The book is dedicated to his wife and daughter, and I can easily see why. There are some really nice images in the poems, but I think the collection would have benefited from a good edit. There's a lot of overlap between poems, certainly in subject matter, but also in imagery. There were a couple of poems that stood out This collection of love poems is a very personal look at love and the feelings (good and bad) that follow it. In almost every poem, the writer expresses his deep feelings of love. The book is dedicated to his wife and daughter, and I can easily see why. There are some really nice images in the poems, but I think the collection would have benefited from a good edit. There's a lot of overlap between poems, certainly in subject matter, but also in imagery. There were a couple of poems that stood out for me as being the best. I really liked "If the Sea Takes Me" and "A Song of Silence." As a side note, I believe that English is the writer's second language. It always impresses me when someone can write in his non-native language, particularly something as difficult as poetry. If you're looking for love poems that are a change from the traditional, well-known fare, this is a great place to start. I received a free copy for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Canepa

    This is a book full of beautiful, romantic poetry. It is very visual and sensual, reminiscent of the poet Pablo Neruda, whose poetry I have always loved. My favorite poem is "A Touch," but it seems to take me away, much as it beckons, "float along with me." The figurative language is also quite pleasant and romantic: "..wanting to approach you slowly, as a traveler waiting for a lodging." These poems tell of a deep, all-encompassing love and seem to bring it almost to life. This was easy to read This is a book full of beautiful, romantic poetry. It is very visual and sensual, reminiscent of the poet Pablo Neruda, whose poetry I have always loved. My favorite poem is "A Touch," but it seems to take me away, much as it beckons, "float along with me." The figurative language is also quite pleasant and romantic: "..wanting to approach you slowly, as a traveler waiting for a lodging." These poems tell of a deep, all-encompassing love and seem to bring it almost to life. This was easy to read; my only qualm is with the grammar in spots seems to have gotten mixed up in the translation. The meaning, however, is not lost at all. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Scott Spotson

    Who says men aren't romantic? Actually I recall there being some sort of love poem era in medieval times when bards (all men) wrote hundreds of pages of sonnets, many of them love poetry. Nice to see this again, as mercifully curtailed to meet today's times. I loved several of the poems. A few of them were duds, but several were soaring. Very nice imagery, and he evokes gentle, romantic love rather than angry, domineering love, which is good to see. I don't think the word "melt" or "melting" fits Who says men aren't romantic? Actually I recall there being some sort of love poem era in medieval times when bards (all men) wrote hundreds of pages of sonnets, many of them love poetry. Nice to see this again, as mercifully curtailed to meet today's times. I loved several of the poems. A few of them were duds, but several were soaring. Very nice imagery, and he evokes gentle, romantic love rather than angry, domineering love, which is good to see. I don't think the word "melt" or "melting" fits a few of the poems well.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mary Kincaid

    When The Moon Takes Over A Dream by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets is a book of beautiful love poetry written by a true lover. It is written from a man’s point of view using images of the sea, night, clouds, and dreams. I don’t know how any one could take exception to the beautiful images presented by the lover. If I have one complain, it is that the translation is awkward in some places, however, this awkwardness does not take away from the beautiful poetry. It merely reminds the reader that they are When The Moon Takes Over A Dream by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets is a book of beautiful love poetry written by a true lover. It is written from a man’s point of view using images of the sea, night, clouds, and dreams. I don’t know how any one could take exception to the beautiful images presented by the lover. If I have one complain, it is that the translation is awkward in some places, however, this awkwardness does not take away from the beautiful poetry. It merely reminds the reader that they are reading. I give it a five out of five stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura Bullock

    I really enjoyed the imagery of love's kindness and cruelty in this book. The author captures the hope, warmth, sadness, and joy one goes through on the journey of love. I truly felt like I was on the roller coaster of emotions as I read through each poem into the next. Some of my favorites included: "My Messenger" (the healing power of love), "Warmth" (the deep hold of love), and "Toward You" (the essence of control of love). I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Augustine Sam

    Powerful Emotions Nearly Lost in Translation In this collection of love poems, a man in love finds himself alternating between hope and despair, and is unfazed by the not-so-obvious empathy on the other side. With his surprisingly bold verses, the poet invokes the attention of his Muse—a woman by whom he is undeniably mesmerized—idolizing her by poetically baring his vulnerability and a heart full of yearning. “I’m feeling vibrations that have your might...” is one of the eloquent passages in thi Powerful Emotions Nearly Lost in Translation In this collection of love poems, a man in love finds himself alternating between hope and despair, and is unfazed by the not-so-obvious empathy on the other side. With his surprisingly bold verses, the poet invokes the attention of his Muse—a woman by whom he is undeniably mesmerized—idolizing her by poetically baring his vulnerability and a heart full of yearning. “I’m feeling vibrations that have your might...” is one of the eloquent passages in this work that elucidates the clarity of his thoughts. In A Letter and a Verse, he says: “I’m happy right when I think about you, for in this silent night, across the sea, I hear only your voice.” In another poem, A Touch, he urges her to “Put your hand on my face, feel my calmed thoughts, close your eyes and float along with me...” And in Take My Hand, he says, “Touch me with your thoughts, become my smile.” Captured in short, salient verses, this collection—including the title poem—not only expresses love in a clear, unrestraint voice, it also depicts the profundity of the poet’s feelings, his frustrations, his cravings, and his admiration as he celebrates her unequivocally. Though not stated, this is obviously a translated work, and despite efforts to retain the integrity of the rhymes, there are clashes in the syntax of many passages between the original language and the translated version that erode the meaning of the emotions expressed. It is unfortunate because in poetry, every word counts, hence a misconstrued expression can be as fatal as a poisoned dart to the heart. Still, When the Moon Takes over the Dream is a lovely collection, and if taken solely on its poetic merit, delights with a great outpouring of emotion—deep, powerful and convincing.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sonal Panse

    "When The Moon Takes Over The Dream" is a collection of romantic poetry by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets, a poet from Croatia, and is dedicated to his wife Renata and daughter Viktorija. The poems are gentle and quite sweet, with some beautiful nature imagery, and address the spiritual concept of love, expressing a variety of emotions - joy, hope, happiness, longing, sadness, melancholy. There are quite a few that I really liked - 'High up under the heaven', 'A subtenant in your heart', 'A letter and "When The Moon Takes Over The Dream" is a collection of romantic poetry by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets, a poet from Croatia, and is dedicated to his wife Renata and daughter Viktorija. The poems are gentle and quite sweet, with some beautiful nature imagery, and address the spiritual concept of love, expressing a variety of emotions - joy, hope, happiness, longing, sadness, melancholy. There are quite a few that I really liked - 'High up under the heaven', 'A subtenant in your heart', 'A letter and a verse', 'Present me a light', 'Explorer', 'Joining Souls', 'A song of silence', 'Yielding up to the morning', 'If the sea takes me', 'My love', and 'That what I need'. The collection has a nice feeling of tranquility.

  18. 5 out of 5

    James

    Admittedly, I don't read a lot of poetry, especially about love and two hearts becoming one etc. But I found that even though there are separate poems, I didn't feel myself stopping and starting anew for every poem, it seemed to flow very well from one poem to the next. This allowed me to enjoy the process of reading the poems more than I thought I would, even allowing time for me to reflect upon my own relationships. The poems didn't seem contrived, but I felt they were indeed written from the Admittedly, I don't read a lot of poetry, especially about love and two hearts becoming one etc. But I found that even though there are separate poems, I didn't feel myself stopping and starting anew for every poem, it seemed to flow very well from one poem to the next. This allowed me to enjoy the process of reading the poems more than I thought I would, even allowing time for me to reflect upon my own relationships. The poems didn't seem contrived, but I felt they were indeed written from the heart. Good job Stjepan.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Todd Simpson

    This is a beautifully written collection of Poetry. Stjepan Cobets is such a versatile Author. He takes you to another place with his Poetry, and provokes such intense inner thoughts. I think each reader will have their favourites, and for me I enjoy the water and Autumn. Hence my favourites were ‘Reflection’, ‘Rocky’, ‘I’m Appealing’ and ‘Autumn’. For me he brings the words to life, and I enjoy his writing. It’s heartfelt, passionate and intense. Very enjoyable and well worth a read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sean-Paul Thomas

    Another series of deep, thought provoking, beautiful, yet heartbreaking poems from the new maestro of moving and emotionally insightful poetry - Stjepan Varesevac. Stjepan is fast becoming one of my favourite poets of all time. His work is very easy to read, yet packs such a short and sweet emotional punch, that you knocks you off your feet like a Mike Tyson Punch before catching your fall and embracing you with a thousand tiny warm little tender kisses from the Goddess Aphrodite, so you just ke Another series of deep, thought provoking, beautiful, yet heartbreaking poems from the new maestro of moving and emotionally insightful poetry - Stjepan Varesevac. Stjepan is fast becoming one of my favourite poets of all time. His work is very easy to read, yet packs such a short and sweet emotional punch, that you knocks you off your feet like a Mike Tyson Punch before catching your fall and embracing you with a thousand tiny warm little tender kisses from the Goddess Aphrodite, so you just keep wanting to read the next one and the next one and the next one... An old soul of a lyrical artist, Stjepan certainly deserves every success and then some with these new poems - And I truly hope he finds it with these new words. I didn't think he would be able to create even more magical words that literally jump of the page than his last book of poems from 'A child of Happiness' But actually, I loved 'When the Moon takes over the dream' just that little bit more. This is his best work yet and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aleks Bralić

    I read poetry very rarely, I am a more prosaic type. Many great poets through poems express feelings that are mostly dark, but this poet is opposite and that is what makes him special. His poems are easy to read (in a good way) and leave cheerful feelings that linger even after reading. You have a sense of breadth, height, spaciousness as love should be. If you love poetry, you should definitely read this one; if you don’t like poetry try reading a few poems, just enough to feel a sense of light I read poetry very rarely, I am a more prosaic type. Many great poets through poems express feelings that are mostly dark, but this poet is opposite and that is what makes him special. His poems are easy to read (in a good way) and leave cheerful feelings that linger even after reading. You have a sense of breadth, height, spaciousness as love should be. If you love poetry, you should definitely read this one; if you don’t like poetry try reading a few poems, just enough to feel a sense of lightness and serenity that will permeate you.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Caiden Walker

    To me the purpose of poetry has always been to invoke emotion in the reader. This poet does that well. This collection of poems includes a full range of emotions from joy to grief, and all the shades of love in between. The poems are short and quickly read, but a few of them do tend to stay with you. (That's the sign of a really good poem.) Well done.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alison Cubitt

    When the Moon Takes Over the Dream is a collection of love poetry translated from Croatian into English. I can only imagine how difficult translating poetry, of all the art forms, must be. While there is much to admire in the sincerity and feelings expressed here, particularly in the fine poem, After Finding You; many of the remaining poems are marred by the quality of the translation, copy edit and proofreading. Poetry requires precision in the choice of language, so every awkward phrase or pro When the Moon Takes Over the Dream is a collection of love poetry translated from Croatian into English. I can only imagine how difficult translating poetry, of all the art forms, must be. While there is much to admire in the sincerity and feelings expressed here, particularly in the fine poem, After Finding You; many of the remaining poems are marred by the quality of the translation, copy edit and proofreading. Poetry requires precision in the choice of language, so every awkward phrase or problem with syntax, as well as copy errors, stand out. With some revisions, this book could sing. I received a free copy of this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Om Chand

    Good poems are so hard to come by these days. It seems that authors are less leaning towards poems than prose--as opposed to earlier when there was always a balance. Stjepan's book is a very heartening effort in these times. The poems are deep & thought provoking. Beautifully expressive, the poems definitely touched my heart. I have made a note of few verses that I liked in the book. I hope to read more books from Stjepan in the future. Good poems are so hard to come by these days. It seems that authors are less leaning towards poems than prose--as opposed to earlier when there was always a balance. Stjepan's book is a very heartening effort in these times. The poems are deep & thought provoking. Beautifully expressive, the poems definitely touched my heart. I have made a note of few verses that I liked in the book. I hope to read more books from Stjepan in the future.

  25. 5 out of 5

    John

    As stated on the cover, this is love poetry. Not just gushing sentimental poems of undying claims of love. These are poems about love; making love, lost love, unrequited love, and undying love. They are not epic poems, most are quite short. Their length does not suffer the emotion conveyed.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ed Ashford

    When the Moon Takes Over the Dream is a lovely little collection of poetry that focuses on the subject of love. The author says these are snippets from his own personal diary, and it’s easy to feel like we’re being invited into a warm and intimate part of the author’s heart when reading this. I’m very torn on this book of poetry. Some of the images in these poems are absolutely lovely. I loved the poem Morena, and how it says “I’m dipping my hands into the sea and / I’m following the outlines of When the Moon Takes Over the Dream is a lovely little collection of poetry that focuses on the subject of love. The author says these are snippets from his own personal diary, and it’s easy to feel like we’re being invited into a warm and intimate part of the author’s heart when reading this. I’m very torn on this book of poetry. Some of the images in these poems are absolutely lovely. I loved the poem Morena, and how it says “I’m dipping my hands into the sea and / I’m following the outlines of the waves and / I’m following the outlines of the foam and / I’m following the outlines of a woman.” That is such a clear image in my head, it just feels wonderful to say out loud, and I love the lines break off on and as if the author’s mind is running ahead of him and he has to remind himself to take a breath every now and then. There are a lot of wonderful moments like this throughout the book. However, on the other hand, it’s very clear that these are translated poems, and it being very clear without the author telling the readers means that there are a lot of grammatical errors in this book that a native English speaker wouldn’t have. There is so much potential in these poems and the beautiful pictures they paint, but sometimes it’s hard to focus on the image of the poem when I’m trying to figure out what the grammar of a line was getting at. I would strongly recommend that the author get himself an editor who’s a native English speaker and go over these poems again to really make them shine. I only wish I could read them in their original language, as I’m sure they’re beautiful. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Emma Miller

    When Moon takes over the dream is a collection of love poems. They are mostly pretty short but flow without a set pattern. I am not a fan of poetry for the most part, but I found some of them to be thought provoking and I really enjoyed them. I liked that they were freeform and without a set pattern, I find an entire book of the “same” type of poems to be redundant, and these did not have that feeling at all. A lot of the poems were beautiful and I think they were really artistically written. I When Moon takes over the dream is a collection of love poems. They are mostly pretty short but flow without a set pattern. I am not a fan of poetry for the most part, but I found some of them to be thought provoking and I really enjoyed them. I liked that they were freeform and without a set pattern, I find an entire book of the “same” type of poems to be redundant, and these did not have that feeling at all. A lot of the poems were beautiful and I think they were really artistically written. I think the author did a great job and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase their other titles. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy light poetry and love stories. They were quite romantic and I didn’t rush through them the way I thought I was going to. I took a couple of days to go through them slowly and can say it was an enjoyable experience.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Elie

    some of the poems are magical.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Chrys Cymri

    These poems read as very personal, which both adds to their power and sometimes detracts from it. The poetry is in free verse. The author draws upon sea and sky imagery a number of times, and often in beautiful phrases which stick in the head ('For in that sea of love/I and you are salts'). However, I did feel that less might have been more, and perhaps the collection would have been more powerful if fewer poems had been offered which repeated these themes. I recommend this book as something to di These poems read as very personal, which both adds to their power and sometimes detracts from it. The poetry is in free verse. The author draws upon sea and sky imagery a number of times, and often in beautiful phrases which stick in the head ('For in that sea of love/I and you are salts'). However, I did feel that less might have been more, and perhaps the collection would have been more powerful if fewer poems had been offered which repeated these themes. I recommend this book as something to dip into, from time to time, particularly when in love and your own words fail you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

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