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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
On the Occasion of a Wedding: Eclectic Love Poems by Ollie Bowen is a gorgeous collection of love poems and these poems are just awesome, a reflection of the beauty of love. And talking about love, the very first lines of the collection already give readers a taste of what to expect: “its sting / is what makes / it beautiful.” In this collection, readers experience different facets of love, its different expressions, and the emotions that fill the hearts of the personae as they celebrate a moment of love, capture a breath of it, or allow themselves to be transported.
Ollie Bowen’s poetry is designed for lovers; it celebrates the mystery of love, exploring the seasons of hearts that are aflame with love and conveying sentiments in a way that captures the human heart powerfully. The poems explore themes of carnal love, speaking about the “raw feeling of you” and also a love that is spiritual, when the heart looks heavenward, like a baby lifting its face towards a mother. The diction is celebratory, each poem a precious breath — short and succinct — capturing an emotion, a gorgeous thought, a longing, a fulfillment. On the Occasion of a Wedding: Eclectic Love Poems is a gift of love with lines to unwind by, thoughts to share with a loved one, and images that inspire. It is filled with religious symbolism and the exuberance of innocent love. Here is a collection that will thrill and inspire fans of poetry — no matter its kind!