Book Review · OnlineBookClub · Poetry

The Poems of Robin R Rabii by Robin R Rabii

Book Cover
Insights that Nature Connection

Genre: Poetry
Number of Pages: 123
Publication Date: June 2, 2016


Rating: 3-star-review out of 5
OBC Rating:  2 out of 4 stars

To Learn More About the Book, ClickThe Poems of Robin R. Rabii on OBC Bookshelves  

*This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program and is part of the Blogger Review Program*

downloadIn this collection of poems, the author explores topics of love, racism, homosexuality, feminism, religion, and more. Most poems are fairly short, ranging from two to four Kindle pages, while a select few are lengthier.

 


my-thoughts

When I first picked up this book, I was a bit worried about its content. I’m not a big poetry reader. Many times, I find them confusing and disengaging. This might have something to do with the fact that I’m not a big anthology fan either. The constant switching from one perspective to the next and the constant switching of content sometimes makes my mind spin. There was a poem here that specifically did there. It was called “Headines”. It spoke of just that – headlines – and my mind was spinning with all the information pushed into one poem. 

Needless to say, this collection of poems wasn’t an exception to this. The topics vary from one poem to the next. Some topics were easy to decipher while others I had a more difficult time in understanding what the author was speaking about. Also, the style of poetry changed from one to the next – rhyming vs. not, direct vs. indirect, repetitive phrases vs. varying phrase starters, etc.

Though with what I’ve mentioned so far, there were a couple of poems that stuck out for me. “Unconditional”, which speaks about Mother Nature and how people are damaging her does ring out truth in its words. I also enjoyed “Holding Hands” since that speaks about homosexuality and its positivity.

Throughout the collection, I only found one error. On Loc. 1232, “”An “eye for an eye”…” has an extra quotation mark, right before the “An”. Other than that, the poems seem to be edited well.

I will caution that there are some words of profanity sprinkled within this book’s pages.

Overall, this collection of poems may be a more pleasant read for those who enjoy poetry more, but it was too much for me to enjoy fully.


recommend-book-purple-banner
Sure. To those who enjoy poetry of varying topics.
Advertisements

3 thoughts on “The Poems of Robin R Rabii by Robin R Rabii

  1. Hi there! I never normally do this but I had to comment and tell you how much I adore your blog! I just came across it now and I am so happy I have, it is so wonderful and you truly have a great blog. I am going to follow you so I can keep up to date with all of your latest posts. Keep up the great work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, RedheadedBooklover, for your sweet words! I really appreciate you visiting, reading, and commenting. I followed back in hopes in keeping up with your latest posts, too! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are so sweet to message me back! You are so welcome, your blog is wonderful and I am so happy I came across it!
        Do you have Twitter or Instagram? I would love to follow you!

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s