~~April 7, 2014~~
I’m so excited!! The book arrived in today’s mail. “My Wings” is finally here. I have to set special time aside to start reading it and get lost in all the feelings and emotion expressed in the power of Patty’s written words.
I browsed the Amazon.com website. Her book is already there. Amazing reviews have already been written about it.
About the Author
By: Philip Fontana on April 7, 2014
The poetry is a mix of both free form and rhyme and meter, giving the poems a freedom and charm that entrance the reader. The poems are a diatribe on the ups & downs of life. One suspects the subject matter comes from the author’s circle of life, both hers and those around her, family and friends. My Dark Wings has not only the travails of life, but its loves. And My Light Wings has the love of life and its travails.
And so the reader sets out on a journey through a maze of upheaval and passion. Emotions such as, but not limited to, loss, grief, fear, frustration, depression, strength, courage, despair, hope, anger, hate, love and so much more! Topics touched on, but not limited to, survival regret, failure, abuse, drugs, abandonment, revenge, cowardice, discouragement, disgrace, sanity, hopelessness, and so much more! And with these are intertwined the important, recurring themes of fighting on no matter what, demons, nightmares, the “mask,” wings, love in all its dimensions, and more. And those wings, dark and light, predominate many of the excellent photographs.
These poems hold a few surprises and ironies. Curiously, heaven and eternity show themselves, perhaps, only twice. Of favorite poems there be too many. Hard pressed to pick a few poems, in Part I try “Hells Bells,” and in Part II look at “Love me for who I am.”
It is no wonder “Just Patty” van Delft’s favorite author, so it is said, is Edgar Allan Poe. To Poe’s genre of the macabre, Patty has taken the form and made it her own in our times. In the words of another giant in literature, John Keats, her “…poetry comes… as naturally as the Leaves to a tree.”
By: Chris Graham on April 7, 2014
They range from the hopes and prayers of those who love deeply, to the declarations of war against those who would oppress others.
The photographs, included in the book, are a stunning accompaniment to her poetry.
By: Jullian Autry on April 7, 2014
Highly recommended read, 10/10!
You get an opportunity to see into her life, feel her emotions and walk with her down her path.
This is a book that you will read every page of, and enjoy it all!
I can only imagine even more great things coming from this author.
For any poet out there I would give this 10/10 and really give this a read.
Best few pounds I have spent in a long time as a big book buyer on Amazon elsewhere..
Breathtaking first book from an amazing woman and writer.
She bears her heart and soul in this book. You can’t NOT be inspired.
Patty writes from the heart and wears her feelings on her sleeve. I love this final product of all the snippets that she has been posting on her blog.
If you want to experience “real life” emotions, this is the book to read!! I can’t wait to get my copy. Totally and completely recommend this book. Rating 5 stars +!!