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Michael Teichberg pens a poetry selection in his book, ManuScrita: Poems on Life, Love, and the Nature of Reality. The author relates his feelings in varying forms about his relatives, dreams, humanity’s condition and decline, God and religion, cosmic awareness, and questions surrounding the meaning of life and suffering. Teichberg conveys his and his family’s struggles through fuller lines and presents a whimsical “twisted” fairytale retelling. Teichberg translates his Spanish titles to English, and the verses are from more than one period of his life. He delivers the poems in five separately titled sections, and Teichberg suggests other works at the end of the book.
“Manuscrita” means handwritten, and it is clear from the heartfelt words of each poem the author's hand once placed them on paper. Michael Teichberg honors his relatives with poems evoking almost tangible memories, calling up images of loving caregivers. Teichberg records his philosophical observations as a casual observer but with a perspective that may have readers question the energy they put into their daily activities. His religious poems are beautiful and sometimes practical, reminding him he was created by the Lord, even if he doesn’t fully understand His intentions. Although there are Spanish words scattered through some of this work, it is easy to infer their meaning from context, even if you are not familiar with the language. Readers may feel a sense of peace after reading Teichberg’s book, and though some poems spark some discontent, the author’s word choice usually evokes serene emotions. ManuScrita is a great selection for readers who enjoy introspective poetry with thought-provoking choices in expression.