Good morning beautiful readers. I hope you are all refreshed from yet another weekend of tortuous yet glorious sun. I have some poetry to share with you today. Now I know it’s only Monday, but who wants to get drunk on poetry? Show of hands please.
Today on the blog I am reviewing Drunk God Sees Poet By John Francis Cross. A big thank you to Cross for sending me a copy of his book, it is always appreciated here on Bunny’s Pause and I take great pride in spreading the word of talented writers.
The thing about poetry is you never quite know what to expect. Well, in the most stereotypical cases you would expect lots of rhyme wouldn’t you? Because that’s what we were taught from a young age in school; poems rhyme. Yet as we get older and get more of a palatable taste for it, we discover there is so much more to poetry then we could ever possibly dare dream. Drunk God Sees Poet is truly a remarkable journey to embark upon, but be warned dear readers. You need to have a sense of humour and strong form of wit about you. This is not for the faint hearted.
As I closed my eyes I was transported to Bar Gari Gari with a glass of wine in hand surrounded by the rhythm of drums and words. Towards the end of the book I could feel the love and strong sense of community within the poetry world that Drunk God Sees Poet had created. I felt part of it and wanted to stand up among them performing my own poetry. Empowering is the word I am thinking of. Yeah, strength and a sense of family. That this is a place to be yourself, to have your voice heard and feel no judgement. To let your poetry do the talking and feel confident in your words.
There’s a lot I don’t understand.
I think much of it is meaningless
And it’s often better to enjoy the ink
Which is rich and deliciously
Cross’s poetry oozes with passion, a dash of dark humour and honest raw truth. It’s intriguing and quirky to read. One minute you’re laughing as you have images of rabbit poop whirling around your head. The next you’re struggling to hold it together as some personal home truths are discovered. You become a mess but a good mess. Your emotions are not safe but that’s not a bad thing. It’s human to feel and Cross shows the reader that life is too short to be taken seriously or to waste it away on the mundane tasks of everyday life. Humour is the cure and a life filled with laughter is one of the most precious things to hold onto.
I dreamt last night I was a carrot.
And when I woke up this morning
I was eaten by a rabbit.
And I felt very disembodied.
What I like about the way Cross writes is that he is not afraid to speak his mind. He lets it all out and tells the world his thoughts, feelings and prophecies. He sends out positive vibes through his writing, that anything is possible and nothing is unachievable.
We need a purpose or an interest to live best –
I said, writing stories.
He said, let’s hear one.
I said, here goes:
See for yourself in the clip below of Cross performing one of the poems in the book. Truly powerful stuff.
I give Drunk God Sees Poet By John Francis Cross a Four out of Five paw rating.
I was laughing, tearing up and generally intrigued by Cross’s words. How he sees the world and writes about the things we all seem to miss as we get caught up in the rush rush of everyday life. We should all take some time to just sit and listen to the world around us. We all need to visit Bar Gari Gari and witness the sheer brilliance that is Drunk God Sees Poet.
Grab yourself a copy here dear reader and enlighten your day with some much-needed poetry. I strongly believe that anyone who reads this book will take something away with them. For me it gave me back my inspiration. Thank you Cross for that. I needed to dive back into my poetry. A big kick up the bum! Thank you. Truly I mean it. Cheers!
Buy A Copy Of Drunk God Sees Poet By John Francis Cross : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/198358214X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_QyGkBbVPT2FCV
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