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.
Wishing you all a beautiful rest of your day!
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