Poetry Unplugged By Irene Brodsky
by Irene Brodsky includes poems revealing lyrical moments of
sweetness. The most appealing quality of Irene’s poems is
their supreme gift of simplicity, devoid of any trace of
laboured vocabulary. No doubt, the inspiration of Irene in
this collection has created very fine poems full of delicate
and fine felicity of expression.
Unplugged by Irene Brodsky
Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 25, 2008)
Language: English ISBN-10: 1432736507 ISBN-13: 978-1432736507
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Poetry Unplugged by Irene
Brodsky includes poems revealing lyrical moments of sweetness.
The most appealing quality of Irene’s poems is their supreme
gift of simplicity, devoid of any trace of laboured
vocabulary. No doubt, the inspiration of Irene in this
collection has created very fine poems full of delicate and
fine felicity of expression. In her poem "What Is Poetry?",
the poet describes poetry her ‘new friend’:
my new friend
It snuggled up to me.
and gave me
when I wasn't looking (p. 32)
The poet is
quite right to affirm that poetry gives so sweet bliss and
joy, which will entice any person to enter into it. Definition
of poetry “a painting in words” or “a song that rhymes” fails
to satisfy us. When Irene says that poetry is “my new friend”,
“love and everlasting inspiration”, we feel that she has
experienced the spirit of poetry.
In remembrance of
9/11, Irene shares her pain in “The Tallest Twins”:
remember the tallest twins
With thousands of eyes that could see
All five borroughs of New York city.
my best friends
We met every day for brunch
one day I could not come.
It was September 11, my
And I had other plans (p. 1)
admire in the above lines is the poet’s passion, her humanity
and deep anguish at the heart-breaking tragedy of 9/11. Her
another poem “Poetry in the Air” is quite remarkable. A
quotation from this poem is illuminating at this point :
All grown up and gone away
They’re still my babies
But I set them free.
It was time for them to go.
Now I sit by my window
As the world passes
I feel so lonely
And I cry.
very aptly calls her poems “my babies”, because poetry has
embraced her heart, and she loves it from the very start.
Irene is an accomplished poetic artist. Her poetic art and
subtle mastery of language is quite visible in the poems
included in this collection “Poetry Unplugged”. The beautiful
quote of Matthew Arnold is very much applicable for these
poems by Irene Brodsky: ‘Poetry is simply the most beautiful,
impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.’
I am a 71 year old retired Professor of Philosophy. I have
been writing books since 2001. Born and raised in Brooklyn New
York, I used to sing in nightclubs, but I always loved
libraries and bookstores. My books are my babies. I hope they
are welome everywhere.