Day Seventeen of Blog Tour

Thank you for reading this blog entry! This is the seventeenth post on the blog tour. If you have only just joined the tour, welcome, there is a lot for you to catch up on! If you are into the third week of this virtual journey, thank you for following the tour! Last week I talked about the variety of poems in Forever Friends and how some of the poems express feelings of friendship through music and nature. Poetry lends itself readily to the interpretation of sounds and sights found in our everyday surroundings, whether it be in town or in the countryside. Poetic, lilting words that flow across the page convey thoughts readers can feel inside as they pick up the gentle rhythm and tempo of a poem. Within the pages of the anthology, you will find poems that demonstrate the importance of friendship and the special relationship that can develop between humans, animals and even musical instruments.

Tiziana Rinaldi Castro’s poem, Ah, What a Relief has a musical rhythm that gives a clue to the meaning of the poem. At first reading, it may not be apparent to the reader that the poem is about the relationship between a musician and a musical instrument. The cadence of the words, however, induce the sound of notes in the air being played, informing the reader that a wind instrument is the friend of the poet and that the friendship is renewed each day afresh. The perfect combination of poetry and music!

I would like to thank Tiziana for inviting me to her blog to give me a chance say more about the poems in the anthology.

Forever Friends is available now from Forever Friends

Thanks again for reading this and best wishes for the holiday season!

Shelagh Watkins

December 17 Tiziana Rinaldi Castro


One Response to “Day Seventeen of Blog Tour”

  1. Malcolm Says:

    Wonderful poem!


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