FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Seas to Mulberries: Poetr... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Seas to Mulberries: Poetry by Frank Watson Paperback – 26 Nov 2013

3 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
£7.40 £9.09
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£8.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Plum White Press (26 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939832020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939832023
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,129,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By James Gallen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Feb. 2014
Format: Paperback
“Seas to Mulberies” is primarily a collection of micropoetry. Most of the entries consist of three to five line poems, usually containing no more than twenty words. Toward the end there are a few multiple page poems.

As I paged through this work I found the poems to be a pleasant read. This is a book to pick up now and then and skim at random. Do not seek wisdom or inspiration, let it find you. Some day one line will seize your soul, another the next time. Read it, sample it, enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x95c334f8) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x955b7264) out of 5 stars Fragile penetrating moments from poet Frank Watson 29 Nov. 2013
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Frank Watson is an enigma. Born in that crusty funky Venice, California and he now lives in New York City and combines his loves of literature, art, calligraphy, history, jazz, international culture, and travel into poems so sensitive and memorable that he cannot be ignored. After reading another of his volumes, FRAGMENTS, this reader wrote the following: 'Blue Flute aka Frank Watson states in the Introduction to this worthy book, `This is a book about connections; those between cultures, eras of history and modernity, and people living far apart. As I put together this book, we as a society have unprecedented access to cultures around the world and to a wealth of online resources that help us understand and make sense of cultural differences. These tools--including a vast array of searchable books, online dictionaries, and being able to find out what people all around the world are saying about any topic - have made it easier than ever to rediscover and reinterpret history.`

Now purely on his own ground physically (his mind still wanders the interstices of earth around the globe and above it) he offers these very brief micropoems - few words in each but so thoughtfully chosen that they linger and strike memories or personal dreams with the reader. Some examples follow:

if you pray
does it matter
if someone hears?

slayed by
the blades of eros

I open my chest
to be flayed
a thousand times more

when our lips brush

but how
did it get this far?
secrets of the dark
are best remembered
in the dark

Somehow the conjurer in Frank Watson makes us absorb these little poems and in doing so he not only allows us to appreciate their beauty ...he encourages us to make them our own. This is a book for keeping near that spot we go for solace. Grady Harp, November 13
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9574ed74) out of 5 stars A Special Book of Poetry 18 Dec. 2013
By Charles M. Nobles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of those books I originally did not intend to read but for whatever reason did so and I am very happy I took the time.

Most of the book is "micropoetry" with a few longer poems toward the end. Rather than explain my various reasons for recommending this book I will supply some of the poems and let you decide:

"If you pray does it matter if someone hears?

"A crime is no less a crime when done a thousand times.

"he sucked on ice until it seeped into his veins and froze his heart."

"The crow squawked but the scarecrow stood his ground...Some take criticism well."

The book is full of such poetry and somehow takes the reader on into a lingering of the mind that outlasts the book.

If you are interested in some very good poetry from a writer most have not heard from this is for you. It not only makes a good gift for yourself but is great to give for Christmas or any other time when thoughts count.

If you want to know where the term Seas to Mulberries comes from check out the poetry on page 264.

This is a very good book of poetry that deserves widespread attention.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x957162dc) out of 5 stars A deceptively simple magic 2 Dec. 2013
By J from NY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In the same way that I enjoyed Joshua Beckman's "Inside an Apple" and many of the books from the Flood series of poems, so do I enjoy Frank Watson's slightly St. John Persey slow train through a perpetual traveling machine of simplicity. These small vignettes and fragments of Watson's freedom as imaginative poet are without pretension, without connections, without and backscratching; they have the purity of real poetry.

she wants more
than a simple glance

her pen wrote symbols
seared into my skin
like a broken tattoo

dark and chilling
night engulfs

she lays a single feather
across my skull

to the sting

to the bone" (pg. 97)

This fluidity and magic is not an exception but the norm for this poet. Recommended for all poetry lovers.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95735054) out of 5 stars Simple and delightful verse 30 Nov. 2013
By Brian Melendez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book contains nearly three hundred poems, all but ten of which are "micropoetry." But these poems' brevity takes away nothing from their profundity. For example, the first two poems in the book explore a theme in ten or fewer words each: "I pray in secret / And somehow, somewhere, / I am heard." "[I]f you pray / does it matter / if someone hears?" Other poems are equally elegant, thoughful, and thought-provoking; they are consistently delightful, and many of them are wonderful. The book's last part consists of longer poems (although none longer than three pages), most of them translated from Chinese.

I was not familiar with Frank Watson's poetry before this book, but it has made a fan out of me. Each poem in the book was well worth the time, and I will read them again.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95a05b94) out of 5 stars Strong poems 30 Nov. 2013
By kyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
These are some very strong poems. They really evoke some wonder and mystery. One gets the sense that this poet is a cut above the rest. I really recommend these.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category