I've very rarely fallen so completely
for the works of a poet who is new to me, as I fell for these poems by
Doug Poole. These are, to me, love poems, heart openers, warm and rich
with all kinds of loyalty, sensuous awareness and multilevel depths. This
is love with consequences, relationship that encompasses time, place, laughter,
family and the air around us. There is here so much awareness, so many
threads of word play, all in the form of simple observations. There's a
sense of shape, texture and shifting light in these works. They have a
cleanness, almost a familiarity. And why not? I find myself with one of
the Reclining Figures part of my mental furniture.
Suffice to say, you will be better to
read the poems than to read anything I might say of them.
In his letter of introduction Doug Poole
"I am based in Auckland and of Samoan
- English descent. I write poetry purely as a form of self expression,
enjoyment and sheer love of it. I hope you enjoy the following works and
find some of them acceptable for publication.
"I am regularly on Poetry Downunder based
in Perth Australia, Poetrymagazine.com in the U.S, PoetsPorch.com Poets4peace.com,
NZ writers website and soon to have a e-chapbook published by Aotearoa
books based in Kaeo Northland."
and now, as they used to say in the old
days, read on ...
TO RETURN TO SCRIBBLE