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Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite
Glimmer of Hope by Ann Woodley is a volume of poetry discussing everything from writing poetry, love, fairies, and war and destruction. Even the concept of the things we do coming back in the form of Karma can be found in the poems. Woodley also discusses inner strength while discovering who can be considered true friends in a way that is emotional, honest and meaningful. Nothing evades this poet’s attention; even healing from a cold or the flu has significant meaning in her work. Finding the perfect words that put emotions into perspective is not always an easy task but Woodley has even compared erupting emotions to a volcanic blast in a way that gives wonderful and profound clarity.
Glimmer of Hope is a wonderful book of poetry by Ann Woodley. Shining the poet’s light onto a very wide variety of subjects, Woodley displays deep meaning and emotion in every single stanza. With words of truth, hope, inspiration in moments of loneliness, realization or desperation, this poet delivers poetry that will raise the bar and quiet the soul. I absolutely love how Woodley describes something so simple as how the sun rises or sets in a way that draws on deep emotions that are then transformed into her beautiful poetry. In the poem War’s Destruction, the poet discusses the conflict of war and the need for peace in words that first break then warm the heart. I recommend Glimmer Of Hope to anyone who enjoys reading meaningful poetry about subjects that are often taken for granted and I hope to see many more volumes by Ann Woodley in the future.