New Poetry Collection GATHERED THOUGHTS is Released
Gathered Thoughts entitles 81 delightful poems written from the mind and heart. Author Bonnie Solomon White speaks from an enchantment of hours and days, of occasions and moments that leave bright spots in memory-things that can illuminate the path ahead or present circumstance. Many anthologists can lay claim to an all-inclusive effort that bridges all points in life. Few, like White, make their collection as points embroidered like colored thread on the white canvas of life. By focusing on the things that she has seen and felt, White presents a vibrant, lucid and ever-changing picture of her days with a warm, feminine voice and rhythms.
White's canvas will compel those in search for their daily quote-lines that are collected for their usefulness, their simplicity and brevity in relation to the ordinary, peaceful passing of life. Some of her poems share an emotional intimacy, as life includes these, too, in daily doings. Some reflect on relationships, on the fluid nature of grace, or moments of cherished love. Of this last, White has the ability surprise readers with sudden depth, as in the lines from "Foot Prints":
The silhouette in the sand/ of a woman and/ a man./ ... Carrying shoes once covering their feet/ finding a place they could/ meet./ ... Freed hands from the woman and man/ ... The woman lying under the sheets/ ... The man says,/ "I find this really neat/ we find our footprints everywhere we/ meet."/
The poem is a convincing thematic strength in Gathered Thoughts. White tells her readers that her poems are not merely summaries of events, they are emotional footprints which are an intelligence or an analysis about how she has fared-ultimately, she helps her readers find their bearings in a world ruled by a woman's heart.