In Perpetuity

Poetry - Inspirational
72 Pages
Reviewed on 10/19/2016
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Author Biography

Mark Andrew Heathcote is from Manchester in the UK, living and residing with his partner Elaine two children, Author of “In Perpetuity” a book of poems published by, CTU publishing group ~ Creative Talents Unleashed
He is an adult learning difficulties support worker, who began writing poetry at an early age at school. Mark enjoys spending his leisure time off work reading and writing, and spending time gardening.
Poems published in THE BeZINE, Vol.2, Issue 12, Environment/Environmental Justice
& Silver Birch Press (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)
& Praxis Magazine Online (poets for peace collaboration)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tshombye K. Ware for Readers' Favorite

In Perpetuity by Mark Andrew Heathcote is a unique, inspirational poetry book about life in its fullness. The book takes you on a poetic journey, ranging in various topics and stemming from the essence of inspiration.

The first thing that stood out to me in this book is the formatting. Simply wonderful! The formatting made the reading so easy to follow. It was as if the author has his poems written on silk. I can't pick out one particular poem that I enjoyed more than others because each one provides a measure of creation and inspiration. There are a few I thoroughly enjoyed. I read it aloud and the flow was effortless.

Blissful Beauty Personified
I thought I heard your heart beating
Like a hummingbird, tell me
My love was I wrong, listening
Was I wrong in melting like ghee?

For honey, your flower puts aside
For one just as, voracious as me.
Paradise can’t be quantified
Like flowers visited by a bee.

True love is an amber-locket:
That preserves its contents always
Like, love written in a sonnet
Your heart beats in pianofortes.

Trembles as newly lighted dew
How could anybody know I’d?
Fall so deep and so fast for you
Blissful beauty, personified.

I didn't want to include any of the author's writings in this review, but this one spoke volumes to me. This poetic expression encompasses compassion, emotion, honesty, humility, and desire. The book is filled with such work. It's such a pleasure to read the writings of an obviously talented author with a gift for poetry. I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys inspirational writings, stemming from the seed of poetry. An excellent, marvelous creation. Loved it! The author's gift is seen throughout the book.

Mark Heathcote

Thank you Readers' Favorite & reviewer Tshombye

Thank you for a very satisfying review of my book, In Perpetuity
I could not be happier; it is much appreciated.