Thursday, November 08, 2012

Reality Check word sonnets by Ricky Rapoport Friesem



Ricky Rapoport Friesem


Reality Check


word sonnets

Ricky Rapoport Friesem

Kipod Press 2012

ISBN: 978-965-9097-2-8



This Book of fourteen single word line sonnets

comes to us from Israel:


“The

purple

necklace

you

gave

me

is

all

wrong

but

I

wear

it

anyway”



The poems are as clear as a bright sky, as water

splashed over our faces, as a kiss after we read.

We are refreshed by Friesem's clarity and brevity:



“In

business

class

they

have

plastic

partitions.

In

economy

class

we

have

one

another”



Within each of these sonnets is an entire story

and often it is our own story.”



“The

more

particles

you

discover

the

more

there'll

be

to

discover.

Good

job

security”



My only criticism is the icon (eye glasses) on each and every

opposite page from the poem. The poems are powerful enough

to keep the readers attention, a blank page would lend

to the brevity the poems impart. A good buy and a great read.



Irene Koronas

Poetry Editor: Wilderness House Literary Review

Reviewer: Ibbetson Street Press

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