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I would like to recommend checking out any of Nigel Smiths work. He is an English Poet and Writer from West Yorkshire. I have read Nigel’s first two books (images below) Voices Of A Hidden Self and A Travelling Fair.
Nigel’s work has beautiful rhythm and a nostalgic feel. His poems are paths to be walked not mountains to be climbed, they have a beautiful melancholy feel to them.
I would also recommend checking out his blog as there you can listen to the man himself reciting some of his work. The Yorkshire mans dulcet tones are a pleasure to listen to.
I have included some useful links below:
Goodreads Author Page – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17759283.Nigel_Smith
WordPress site – https://voicesofahiddenself.com/
A beautiful collection of rich poems. Gentle and easy to read. I found myself floating from one to the next. I find Karen’s writing a calming experience. I also believe however gentle the words are on the whole that there is real substance and layers to each poem, I think there are even darker layers hidden beneath a lighter exterior. My personal favourite is Broken Dreams, I thought about it a lot after reading, it is very simple but hit me straight between the eyes. Well dissevering of 5 stars and I look forward to reading more of this very talented poets work.
Karen’s fantastic work is available on all Amazon sites.
My book is free on Amazon kindle from today until Sunday 11th Feb. Reviews on Amazon or Goodreads welcome!!
Some really positive reviews so far on my book, see if you agree with them.
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Introduction: Through a bland town, across a beige chewing gum minefield pavement, through the indoor market filled with the noise of sales and desperate pitch, second-hand sounds and the bloody sweet smell of the butchers stall, I wander into a town called Discount.
holding shopping lists miles long
plod and dare not
put a single foot wrong.
miss sight of homeless
forget their pound
socially acceptable pocket fumble
stare at ground.
Middle ranged woman
low of moral stock
sips her coffee
under the broken
God preacher in middle of square
deaf crowd, do not hear, do not care.
Carries on preaching
into hire purchased
In the betting shop of magician’s riches
shadows and mirrors
curses and twitches
sits an old man, rolled cigarette in one hand
necessity in the other and desperation eyes
a look of his mother.
advertising for derelict lies
on the side of a future promised
This was the story of Discount Town
this unemployment phase
let’s all remember the better days
a complex of shopping
we are all lost
in this credit maze.
Copyright © 2017 Charlie Hasler.
Just a quick thank you to everyone who has bought my book either on Kindle or paperback, I hope you enjoy it and are kind enough to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
I am currently working on my second book.
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