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Reviewed by Tshombye K. Ware for Readers' Favorite
Musings of a Rambling Life: A Book of Poetry by Rod P. Stoner is a collection of theme-driven poetry from the mind of a poet who understands emotions. I enjoyed the way the author created the chapters with different themes. This approach will allow readers to home in on a particular poem with the thought of knowing its intent. Poets are rare in this age and it's appreciated when a writer understand the individuality that comes from walking in the land of poetry. The border designs provided within the poetic expressions was like a highlight for the lines.
The styles used to deliver the poems let me know the author understands the technique of poetry. Many poets normally fall into the "free verse" style. This is used simply to place words together without any structure. Anyone can write poems in this category. When a writer chooses one of the many other styles - couplets, sonnets, haiku, etc., they're entering a particular field that requires effort. The author uniquely placed the right words to give the proper rhythmic flow. When you can move to an unheard beat while reading poetry, it makes for a fun read.
I am a fan of poetry and I have a soft heart for fellow poets. It makes me happy when I stumble across someone who understands the art behind the craft. Poets are born every day, but only a select few really understand the craft. I'm pleased to say that this author is one of the select few.