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Reviewed by Jacob R LaMar for Readers' Favorite
Flying Free: Poems for Pilgrim Hearts is an 82-page book of poetry by Ruth Fanshaw. The book consists of many different types of poetry and the author makes a concerted effort to make this known from the beginning by adding a brief description of how each type of poem is written. For the reader who may not know much about poetry, this seems to be a wonderful tool that could spark a love for writing in someone else. With descriptions of Haikus, Cinquains, Free Verse, and Blank Verse, as well as many different forms of rhyme schemes, Fanshaw opens up the world of poetry for the masses. I found this a very helpful tool for prospective viewers to read and identify the type and scheme in each of her pieces.
As far as the quality of the book is concerned, I would be remiss to brush over the first thing you’re likely to notice in this book which is the fabulous cover. Not only is it beautiful but it is well designed to feel complex yet uncluttered. As mentioned, the book contains many forms of poetry, and not all are going to resonate the same with each reader. Personally, I was never a big fan of Haikus (though I feel like the author did them justice) but I absolutely loved the other poems in this book. My favorite was the poem entitled Winging It which embodies many of this book’s strengths such as a wonderful knack for finding rhymes that do not feel forced. However, the main strength of this book has nothing to do with the technical writing of Ruth Fanshaw and resides solely in the undeniably good spirit the author has instilled in the pages. Not to put too fine a point on it but Flying Free: Poems for Pilgrim Hearts is one of the finest poetry books I have read to date and that puts it at or near the top of a very large list.