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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Poetic Beauty: An Abstract Encounter in Black by John Thomas Qua is a poetic journey that explores emotions and thoughts in complicated relationships, from the deeply serious to the more lighthearted and often amusing. The style is varied and interesting, and there is a slice-of-life feel to the poetry as you read, as if you're reading thoughts about one person's life, yet it can resonate with a wide audience. Here, you will find inspirational, intellectual, emotional, and poems that can be left to your interpretation. There is also a religious message to the reader, inviting them to consider accepting Christ as their Savior.
The language and phrasing of the poetry, especially in the beginning, are lyrical and deep. Lines like "My mind began to methodically drift backward in time, to periods of security and peace, a time that I'm convinced only the children ever knew" are just a sampling of thoughts we may have had but couldn't quite put into words. That's what this poet does best: He puts into words the thoughts and feelings many of us have but don't know how to express. There is imagery and phrasing that calls up Biblical themes, and if you like poetry that rhymes, there is plenty of it here, which I do happen to like and write. Some poems will religiously resonate with your soul, while others will bring up the everyday, like family, that somehow still tie in with the themes of salvation. If you like poetry with universal themes (time, justice, death) that speak to you personally about life, love, and God, you will love Poetic Beauty: An Abstract Encounter in Black by John Thomas Qua.