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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.