This should be a guest post for the Blogger Book Fair to tempt you to read my books. However, since I am on the blog of a lovely poet, I wanted to share some poetry with you from a collection by a good friend, Oscar Sparrow.
I had the honour of writing the foreword for this anthology, so it feels like one of my books in any case!
The collection is called “I threw a stone” and is an eclectic selection of poems about life, love and nature. Some of the poems are serious, some are funny, some are raw and brutal. All exhibit Oscar's unique talent of distilling the essence of a subject into poetic form. The book is unusual in that the digital version includes a link to a FREE audio recording of all the poetry, recorded by Oscar himself with a specially composed musical introduction written by a local young musician. What better than to hear a poem read aloud by the poet?
Here is the title poem from the collection:
I threw a stone
I threw a stone
Snatched from the shore
And from that careless thing alone
All re-shaped for ever more.
Centuries of touch and shadow
Became an unfamiliar space
While strangers bedded down together
In an underwater place.
I threw a stone.
By Oscar Sparrow
Here is some 'videoetry' – the poem read by Oscar and set to music and image:
And if that doesn't tempt you, Oscar's book and all my books are reduced to 99c each or FREE for the duration of the Blogger Book Fair!
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I am featuring the following writers' Three Sentence Seductions for the Blogger Book Fair (BBF) on my own blog as follows. See if these authors can tempt you too:
22nd July: CAITLYN NICHOLAS & JAMIE CAMPBELL
23rd July: EM TIPPETTS & PENELOPE REESE
24th July: LR WRIGHT & RENATA SUERTH
25th July: ARIA GLAZKI & BARBARA BILLIG
26th July: DON WOOLDRIDGE
I will be visiting these folk too during the BBF – please drop in and say hello: