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And Howls for us to Follow

Kenny Rose Butts

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Sunny Rays Press

Published : 2002

Copyright : Kenny Rose Butts 2002

ISBN-10 : PB 0-9720510-0-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-9720510-0-2

Publisher's Write-Up

And Howls for us to Follow - A Book of Poems by Kenny Rose Butts is a collection of poetry celebrating the wisest and simplest virtues of our complicated world.

Addressing the state and health of both the individual and society, these poems are layered with truths that transform and grow as the reader transforms and grows.

In the tradition of Blake and Whitman, And Howls for us to Follow is profoundly personal and universal, insightful and timely.

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Review by Denise M. Clark (290103) Rating (7/10)

Review by Denise M. Clark
Rating 7/10
This unusual yet captivating collection of poems takes the reader on a journey of relationships, and attempts to illustrate how we as humans relate to the world around us; to each other, the animals of nature, tame and wild, and on into the world of politics and war. Ultimately, the poems offer us insight into what makes us so unique.

Each poem is an entity unto itself, evoking a variety of emotion, of whimsy, sombre reflection, joy, and a love for nature. Each poem is captivating in its own way, each bringing to mind a visual interpretation and provoking thought. This reader is not an expert on poetry, indeed, rarely reads it, but the author’s style and subject matter drew this novice into the world of poetry in a subtle manner, creating a different world as seen through many different sets of eyes.

But it was the last stanza of the last poem, 'And Howls for us to Follow', which most captivated this reader/reviewer:–

Coyote, standing in reality, watches… then
Slips through a loophole in these worlds
And howls for us to follow
And howls for us to follow

If only we could, for the world of the coyote in Mr. Butts’ poem beckons to the need and desire in all of us.

This collection is a stunning treat for the senses, the poetry pieces of work that will linger long after the book is set down. Make a permanent place for it on the shelf.
Denise M. Clark (29th January 2003)

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