Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Holy Week Sonnets by Philip Rosenbaum

Synopsis: A collection of sonnets centered about the events of Holy Week, as told in the Bible.

Review: Poetry is not normal fare for me. I'm a speed-reader, so reading poetry forces me to slow down. Poetry is about each words, savoring and tasting it - which is something abnormal for a speed-reader. This was a perfect choice. The book itself was lovely - red fabric covers and spine, thick ivory paper with embossing. It felt perfect in the hands. Each poem covered one page, with the facing page have the book, chapter, and verse of the Bible. Only half the book was poems. The latter half was those verses from the Bible written out. The poems were lovely - introspective without being too emo and appropriate for the last week of Christ's life. I would recommend as excellent Holy Week reading. They might also make fine words to meditate on, if that's your thing.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 1-889274-21-6
Date Finished: 4-3-2015
Pages: 105

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