I cannot remember how I came across Kellie Elmore, a writer who expresses her emotions and experiences in poetic imagery. The words I read on her blog enticed me to log onto Amazon.com and purchase her first poetry collection Magic in the Backyard.
On receiving my copy, I took it with me to read while my children were at their swimming lessons. I began reading and thought “Wow!”, “This is beautiful.”, “I love this description.”, “No, this is better.” I devoured this collection in one sitting as I would a bar of Swiss chocolate: savouring each phrase, each expressed emotion that awoke the forgotten emotions and expressions slumbering in my mind. I have read the poems again and see in my mind’s eye the Kellie within these words as she describes the place in which she grew up, and the people that she loved.
I would recommend this collection to any reader who enjoys reading poetry that creates images in your mind. Her skill in creating images is exquisite and encourages one to turn the page and read another.
Do you enjoy reading poetry?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013