on 30 November 2012
Love Life is a fabulous collection of poems navigating every aspect of love. From that first meeting and the feelings of excitement tinged with the poignant insecurities of young love, through to passion, familiarity and the loss of love. Each poem is beautifully written and transports the reader through the multitude of emotions that being in love can invoke. Richard Denman's poetry will appeal to everyone as we have all loved, lost and then got ourselves back 'out there' again to open our hearts to new love.
I had intended to slowly savour this book but found that once I started reading I simply couldn't put my Kindle down until I had read every poem! It is so difficult to choose a favourite as each one touched me in a different way , but I particularly loved 'Winter Warmth' for all the wonderful descriptive verse that heightened my senses so l could almost feel the snow crunch under my feet. 'Pump! Pump!' with the very successful use of the words to convey how noisily your heart beats when in the company of the object of your affections and 'Why Look' a totally contrasting piece that I loved for the clever observations of how women and men behave during courtship.
I would highly recommend this book of poems, it is definitely a book I shall be reading again and again and I will be watching out for more from this very talented writer.
on 3 December 2012
I snuggled down to read this book yesterday and I happily devoured it, reading it was such a treat. It is very difficult to choose my favourite poem but two have stayed with me. Pump!Pump! gave me that rush of first love and what it is like to meet that certain somebody for the first time, it was exhilarating to read. The second was Forgive Me, i got a lump in my throat when reading this.
Please read this book,if you think that you cannot read poetry you can, you will adore this book.
on 11 May 2013
I so enjoyed reading Richard's poems. I've read them several times and think they faithfully reflect so many emotions - anticipation, fulfilment, love, lust, contentment, frustration, disillusionment, confusion, despair, a new love a new freedom and so on. I hope Richard will go on writing and wish him every success.