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Encounter is a collection of poems written mostly in free verse but with some traditional poetic forms included. The poems are divided into three themes - love, nature and life, but of course, themes overlap.
Linda has experienced all sides of love - the joy it brings, the pain when it goes wrong, unrequited and learning to move on. Her aim is to show that it really is possible to overcome heartbreak and start again with hope and confidence.
She is constantly inspired by nature and she invites you to share with her the thrill of a new spring, mercurial summer, the glorious colours of autumn and the frozen wonders of winter.
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I know, we hear the word “poetry” and the horrors of high school return, reading it, writing it, dissecting it, interpreting it…which brings to mind, how come the teacher’s version of the interpretation was the only correct one? Encounter by Linda Dobinson is definitely NOT poetry with hidden meanings, what you read is what you get, well-written, light, filled with contemporary wording that never short changes us in their meaning of the feelings of the author. Linda Dobinson has an affinity for the changing of the seasons and she puts her thoughts to paper, giving beauty to even a stormy day. Wonder how “love” comes across? There are poems of feeling new love, lasting love and dying love, yet none of them are maudlin or dark, but more like a flower opening slowly until its full beauty is exposed. There will be poems one can relate to, one can smile about and some that may bring back memories. Perhaps the short Haiku will strike a chord with you, but regardless of your favorite, each is short, easily understood and convey a what the author is seeing or feeling. Not sure about poetry, this is the place to start, you may find one that truly resonates with you more than others or you may find another reading avenue to explore. Go ahead, interpret each piece to suit yourself, the teacher isn't watching. Highly recommended! I received this copy from Linda Dobinson in exchange for my honest review.