My Dreamland

Poetry - Love/Romance
86 Pages
Reviewed on 08/08/2018
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

My Dreamland is a book of poetry by Isabel Scheck. It is a powerful book of moments. It is a book of seasons, images, and the feelings they inspire. We all have these moments, especially those of us who have been in love. I have often wanted to capture those moments. I want to capture them because they are precious. They are, arguably, the most precious thing in life. Isabel Scheck has captured some of them for us. She has captured them with words. I love this book but a lot of readers may not be able to appreciate it. They are too busy. They are striving for success, fame, money and power. In this race to reach their goals, they may very well miss the most precious moments of their lives.

My Dreamland is a book of seasons. The seasons of love. Isabel Scheck starts with Winter, for me, the most brutal of the seasons because I am a child of Summer and as such I love the sun. But Winter has its moments, and Isabel has captured the best of them. She then moves to Summer, my month, and there is a swift transition in mood and images. My Dreamland is told from the point of view of a woman. Obviously, a woman in love. But I found it easy to insert myself into those moments as I recalled those exact feelings when I was in love. When the emotions are strong and pure, they defy gender. They are only about happiness and contentment. I loved this book because it reminded me of when I was happy and content. It reminded me of when I was in love.

Edith Wairimu

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.