The Stones of Mithras

Poems of the Light

Poetry - General
138 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2015
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Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite

Most of the poetry in The Stones of Mithras has a free verse feel with no real rhyming. But that does not mean the poems are not enjoyable. Author Tim Dalgleish brings up the topics that you might discuss over a cup of coffee while traveling in Greece or Rome. Topics like ancient architecture, old cities and cultures. Throw in some philosophy and mythology and you have the complete collection.

What I enjoyed most about this collection was that it discussed a unique topic. There aren't many poetry collections out there that discuss architecture and ancient societies the way that author Tim Dalgleish does. While it was more a free verse style and not the rhyming pattern that I tend to enjoy, The Stones of Mithras was thoughtful, mysterious at points and, overall, a very good read. I don't think the cover of the collection is very good, but the inside work itself is very well written and has great descriptive passages both of places and emotions.

I would have loved to have seen some varying poetry styles to get a better feel of the author's abilities, but I was very impressed with what was there. Not everyone will be big fans of this collection because it does talk about a very narrow topic and not everyone is into these subjects, but I think if you're willing to give it a chance you'll find that it's a very educational and enjoyable collection of poetry. I look forward to seeing more of what this author publishes in the future and will most likely pick up his further works.