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Reviewed by John Witcher for Readers' Favorite
The Death of the Rose by Selina Bodur is a masterpiece of poetic art. Throughout human history, the rose has been a symbol of love. The rose fits this book of artistic poems very well. The poem "Friend" is so true to the nature of humans. Friendship is so delicate. It is hard to gain and easy to lose. Love is inspired by trust and can sometimes wither as fast as the rose. The poem "Dark" takes us to a place where the hollow feelings of lost love cause such a yearning for love. "Dreams" speaks of those memories that are lost, yet they can be found. Dreams seem so real. You can hold the hand of a lover or share a warm smile, only to wake to a harsh reality. But, what would life be without dreams?
As I read The Death of the Rose by Selina Bodur, I felt many emotions. Within every line of Ms. Bodur's poetry, there is a hunger for love. I could feel the waves splash upon my bare feet. I could take a long walk on the beach. My heart sank as the rose withered in such agony. Many people write about love, but I have never been as taken with poetic love as I was when I read this book. If you have ever experienced love, and I mean true love, you will be able to relate to the warmth and realities that The Death of the Rose bestows.