A Song Beneath Silence

Poetry - General
114 Pages
Reviewed on 01/02/2012
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Author Biography

Apryl Skies, a Los Angeles native is author of A Song Beneath Silence, Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children; voted best poetrybook of 2010 by Muses Review. Apryl Skies is a superbly visual and telling writer, whose work holds merit among authors both classic and new.
Creating her own greeting card line in May 2010, this poet proves she has few limitations.

Skies has performed as a Featured Guest for The Cobalt Café, Writer’s Row, Beyond Baroque’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change, Soapbox Poets, NoHo UnBuckled April 7, 2012, Writer’s Row April 18, 2012.

Skies poetry, essays, reviews, journalism and photography have been published internationally by H Style Magazine, Carty’s Poetry Journal Of Ireland - December 2010-January 2011 Edition, her poem The Empty Bellows was included, as well as, her photograph We All Move Through, which appeared on the cover. She was also chosen Poet of the Week in December 2010 by Poetry Super Highway. Skies jazz-inspired poem, That Whiskey Blue Sway was nominated for the 2010 Poem of the Year by Muses Review and was the featured guest on the Lit Chick Show of Australia.The Examiner, Tremendously Two, Beyond The Bookshelf, H.O.P.E, The Woulds & Shoulds of Editing, The Juice Bar, Botticelli Literary Magazine Issue: 3 Fall 2011, Poetry Corner, Noho Arts District Magazine, In The Company of Women: An Anthology of Wit & Wisdom Sass & Class, The Abnormal Alphabet, Elements & Angels & The Panty Drawer,Immortal Kyn, The Unrelenting Sun & more...

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

If you like your poetry halfway between reality and the twilight zone of lethargic sleep, this is the book for you. In "A Song Beneath Silence", auth Apryl Skies takes the reader through lyrical moments in which love is always complicated and beauty is held in glass. She takes the reader through the obscure parts of life in which paradoxes must be endured and people must release themselves to what is rather than what they wish life to be. There is a section on the mythical where birds are taught to sing and the subtle hues of colors are related to moods and human environmental experiences. Lastly, the author explores the Gothica where we all move through, whether we like it or not. In Gothica, there is hunger and thirst, lust and sin, and invitations to death itself.

Some of the simplest poems tend to break through the resistant heart. When loving someone, you must love them "halo to horn." Souls can "shatter like glass" when faced with truth and reality. Perhaps one of the most poignant of all the poems is the one called "Chaos" in which dragons land on petals as bombs simultaneously explode. It is the juxtaposition of human emotion with human behavior that captivates the reader and forces an exploration between the worlds of fantasy and reality. Ms. Skies' ability to breech this "no man's land" is a credit to her lyrical and poetic expressions. She unmasks us in all our promises and our failures and leaves us to make of the world what we will.