Download Epub Format ì Loveland PDF by Û Gary Rimmer Oh I love poetry so much This book was awesome Each poem like the title implies is 8 lines I really loved Silent love This poem was a beautiful octet about unrequited love This was definitely one of my favorite poems in the book Friend was also a beautiful poem about the death of a young friend Child was also a beautifully articulated poem about an older person giving advice to a child There were so many great poems in this book that I can go on for hours If you love poetry like I do, there are some beautiful, remarkably sad, and poignant pieces There are so many well written awesome poems in this book, that you can t go wrong Gary Rimmer does a wonderful job at expressing feelings The choice of words are perfect.
The Octets contains fifty five brilliant short poems exploring multiple things such as emotion and the world around us It really is a deep and interesting read, especially as it definitely makes you think a lot about life in general I found that in school, long poems, whilst good, could bore me sometimes That s why I love this book so much Written in Octets, these eight line poems aren t too short to not have detail but are also not long enough to be boring Perfect Gary Rimmer uses words in such a way that you can imagine the pictures in front of you, it s so poignant that I had to put the book down a few times just to think over the visions in my head Whilst this is quite a short read, it s perfect for all times When you have a little spare time, read a few, and then when you have time available, read some It s a collection of poems that you can come back When you read the words on the page you give it life yours Gary Rimmer is a discovery for this reader Finding no biographical information other than the fact that he has written several fascinating sounding books such as Number Freaking , Football Freaking , My Magic Diet in which his title page quotes his weight loss in kilograms and stones suggesting he is from the UK , How to Make a Camel Smoothie and other surreal sums we are left to rely on evaluating him on the basis of his work alone And what a masterful poet he reveals in Loveland THE OCTETS.
A bit of background information about poetic matters An octet is a stanza of poetry that has eight lines Apparently the Octet is an invented form introduced by Dr Laura Andersson It is simply a diminishing octave The Octet is an octastich, a poem in 8 lines, syllabic, 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 syllables per line, unrhym I found the long, boring poetry that we had to study at school really, really dull so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up this little gem from Gary Rimmer It s his debut, so you might not be expecting greatness, but he blends a lot of brilliant prose with modern themes, all within the boundaries of traditional poetry form the octet, an eight line poem You can definitely tell that he is heavily influenced by traditional writers, and the poems Shakespeare and Wordsworth quite literally give a shout out to the greats The title gives us a clue as to the content of these poems Loveland covers the full range of human emotion when it comes to lurve, from love stories that work out, to love stories that, well, don t There s also quite an upsetting piece about the death of your spouse That s not to say that there isn t humor, here, though the I enjoy poetry in many forms, and while I am not a huge fan of classic forms, and prefer a modern approach to verse, Rimmer has delivered a memorable collection in an older octet form, but he danced between different octet styles and slapped a modern swing on some of them that read like free verse than a rigid form Not only that, but the subject matter that Rimmer tackled was universal and classic, existential in a sense, but wasn t inaccessible These poems were intelligent and accessible, a rare combination in poetry In these short poems, he uses words as tools, individual phrases as themes, and must capture so much in so little time There is dissonance here, as well as unity and hope, but the tension is undeniable I think Rimmer writes to answer his own questions, but only some of these poems seem to find an answer They pose far head scratching moments of contemplation for readers,
Powerful poetry seems to be a dying art, which I consider a true tragedy, as I have been a lover of poetry for many years, and have noticed a stark drop off in the amount of modern poetry that is coming out I feel like our fast paced world doesn t have time or space for well planned verses any longer, but Rimmer fortunately disagrees In these simple, powerful, and meticulously crafted poems, we see a life exposed, and a philosophy revealed These are emotional poems, digging deep into the mindset of the poet, but I wish we had been allowed to see a bit This was regrettably brief, and I came to the end almost as quickly as I had begun Granted, I did go back and re read a number of the poems, as they were striking, and beautifully done, but I wish this book had been twice as long If Rimmer has this much insight bottled up inside, then I would love to see of hi This collection of 55 poems cleverly named Loveland s helps describe in carefully worded Octets, describing this human emotion, from personal feelings to the world especially love.
I used to truly love poetry but as I got older my love for it dwindled but what I liked about Loveland was the fact it was written in Octets an 8 line poem.
I really think that anyone would love these poems because they touch you on several different levels, you could read them quietly to yourself or aloud There is something soothing about the beautiful language that is used in Poetry.
It wasn t a long length book but you still get good value The way they have been written helps you visualize each Octet as well They are very thought provoking and some even have Poetry is something that is altogether beautiful and that too many people do not take advantage of reading in this world.
Gary Rimmer did an outstanding job of composing a memorable piece of poetry, that was not only heartwarming and incredible, but also intelligent and moving All of the poems that were in the Octets had a piece of individuality in them that I found to be truly incredible some of the poems really made my brain think There were several poems in The Octets that I found to be just so inspirational that I kept re reading them over and over again There was nothing delicate than the words that assembled the poetry Mr Rimmer composed And if I could, I would clap for him, as he instilled a sense of peace in me as I read over the collection of poems in this piece A job well done.