I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Marc Zegan’s, “The Book on Clouds.”
This book is a beautiful metaphor which describes the author’s feelings as shifting types of clouds. Playing on words and scientific terms such as, “Trade winds,” the author paints pictures with analogous, descriptive serenity. There is also a very artistic bend to this book, which, put mildly, enraptures the reader to give at least a third readthrough. While I liked most of the poems contained within, the poems containing vivid descriptions of colors had my heart the most.
I won’t spoil too much of the book for you, but I will mention some of my favorites from the book.
The first poem caught me off guard. While seeming simple, after several readings, it had me finding new meanings each time. Poem 5 utilizes deep description to display the author’s feelings towards love. “You have a cloud of pink coral tonight,” says the author. The serendipitous lines within poem #7 had my heart reeling. With serene lines such as, “mercury moonlight travelling in streaks,” poem #11 had my heart. Poem #16 is by far my favorite; it speaks of the rewards of loving a shy, introverted cloud. Poem #29 brings about the biggest personification of clouds in the book; it is a wonderful poem that elicits feelings of awe and wonder.
Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave. He is currently putting together several chapbooks and collections of poetry while aiming his sites at a poetry prize sometime in the future. He is also working on becoming part of the poetry scene in Eugene, Oregon. He attends Lane Community College and will soon attend the University of Oregon as an English Major/Creative Writing Minor. Adam can be contacted via his website at www.AdamLevonBrown.org where he offers free poetry resources.