Poetry Book Dreams On My Pillow

Book Spotlight: Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

Poetry Book Dreams On My Pillow

Reading Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric on my Tablet. Photo: Poetic Parfait.

Hello everyone, hope you are having a great day! Today I am spotlighting the book Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric. It is a book of poetry that is certainly worthy of the mention here.

In Dreams On My Pillow, writer Irina Dimitric shares a collection of 39 poems that evoke many emotions. Some make me laugh (yes, I have reread them more than once), others speak of love, and there are beautiful poems about nature too. The title for the book comes from the name of one of the poems, on page 28 of my eBook. Here is how that poem begins:

In the middle of summer

I’m dreaming of winter

Of white landscapes

And giant snowflakes

On the frosted window

Dreams on my pillow.

~Excerpt from the poem Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

This charming book compiles author Irina Dimitric’s musings about her life, from childhood to her migration to Australia in 1964 to today. What I like about the book is that at the start of many of the poems author Irina includes the type of poem it is. There are several poetic forms used in the book, including rondelet, chant, decuain, and haiku. There are free verse poems too. I like that feature because I can learn more about the structures by seeing them there on the page in front of me. It also helped me appreciate the talent of Irina as she can write a variety of types of poetry so well.

Another interesting feature about Dreams On My Pillow is the inclusion of photos. For many of the poems, there are photos embedded in the book that go with the poems. Some photos appear to serve as an inspiration for the poems while others enhance the words, such as the photo of rain running down a window pane that appears along with the poem The Sound of Rain.

This is a book that you can pick up at any page and enjoy. The lovely poems can be read in any order, and many of them are light in tone. There are beautiful poetic tributes to the author’s family included in the collection too, and I enjoy seeing the family photos included there, as well.

If you would like to read Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric, you can find it at Amazon or Xlibris.

Wishing you all a beautiful rest of your day!

~Christy

©2015 Christy Birmingham

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55 thoughts on “Book Spotlight: Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

  1. Resa

    Irina sounds very talented, and her book sounds very neat with all the pictures! Especially noteworthy is her knowledge of poetic forms.. .. and yours.

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  2. DG MARYOGA

    Your introduction and presentation are very convincing dear Christy!
    It must be really an interesting book with lovely poems and nice photos to accompany them!
    Enjoy the rest of your day dearest friend 🙂 xxx

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  3. irinadim

    Oh, what an absolutely wonderful review, Christy! Thank you so much for reading my book and writing about it. I feel truly honoured and humbled that you found my book worthy of being spotlighted on your blog. I do hope that everyone who buys it will enjoy it too. Hugs ❤

    Btw, I submitted a review of your beautiful book ‘Pathways to Illumination’ 3 days ago and it hasn’t come through yet. I sent you a PM on Facebook about it. Cheers 🙂 Irina

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      HUGS, Irina! I really enjoyed the book and so was happy to review it. I’ve read it twice now. I also left you a Facebook message today as the review went through and is now live. Thank YOU for that! I’m going to feature it tomorrow here in a post as I had one already lined up for today. Love to you ❤

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  4. Michael

    I have never been a real big poetry fan, though I do have favorites both from childhood and from adulthood. When I was a teenager I was fond of Pop Poet Rod McKeun, and as I got older and started studying at the university I developed more, and I think, better tases. I enjoy Emily D, EA Poe, Wordsworth, cummings, Whitman, and several others. I don’t know much modern poetry and therefore that is probably why my favorites are during the Romantic period. OH! The sonnets of Shakespeare of course.

    I have written two or three myself one of which was an early post at Cor Novus.

    Thanks Christy

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  5. Debbie

    Sounds like a lovely collection — thank you, Christy, for sharing your thoughts about it! I’ve never considered myself a poet and can use all the help available in jogging my memory over the different forms.

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