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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
In the deathly cold of winter, two people meet and fall in love. The chilly weather only serves to fuel their love. Christmas comes and goes, and they fall deeper in love, more than ever. The lady rests in the arms of her love and his warm hugs become a longing for her. The two become inseparable even as the four seasons come and pass, finding great pleasure in undertaking simple activities. At different points in time, they attend parties, walk the dog and drink hot chocolate together, creating more delightful moments. The poems contained in My Dreamland by Isabel Scheck are told in a blissful tone. They present a couple’s journey as they discover the thrill of love through whimsical endeavors.
The poet is definitely talented. The intelligent use of descriptive words and intonation that culminate into an engaging rhythm makes My Dreamland by Isabel Scheck an evocative read. Each line in the poem is beautifully crafted to fit the four seasons explored in the book. The lines are reflective and the relationship the lovebirds share is warm and admirable. Somehow, Isabel Scheck manages to use ordinary words to portray extraordinary scenes. The grammar functions are also appropriately used. I loved that the poet wove different activities common for each particular season into the poems. This gave the collection additional depth and also formed a great backdrop for the growth of the relationship presented in the book.