Poem: not too smart

Figuring out the gift,
before it could be given

clever,
but not too smart.

Gift Ideas: Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming soon!

Maybe you’re looking to buy gifts for family and friends.  Maybe, some of those people, like poetry.  If so, here are some book and eBook gift ideas:

 

If you think the person might like a general poetry collection, then consider:

First Try by M. Sakran

First Try Cover

First Try Copyright 2014 M. Sakran.

Book cover Copyright 2014 eLectio Publishing.  Book cover used with permission.

First Try is a collection of one hundred poems.  It covers a variety of topics.

First Try is available as a paperback book: First Try by M. Sakran,

and as an eBook: First Try by M. Sakran.

(As a note, there is a way to give an eBook as a gift.)

 

If you think the person is interested in learning about poetry, then consider:

Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran

Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran

Understanding: poems with explanations Copyright 2016 M. Sakran.

Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran, is a self-published collection of twenty original poems, with explanations of each of them.  The main purpose of this book is to help readers expand their understanding of poetry through the explanations.

Understanding: poems with explanations is available as an eBook: Understanding: poems with explanations by M. Sakran.

 

If you think the person, might be interested in poems about illness, then consider:

Insides by Freya Pickard

Insides by Freya Pickard

Insides Copyright 2016 Freya Pickard.

Front Cover Picture Copyright 2016 Freya Pickard.  Used with permission.

Insides is a collection of poetry focusing on colorectal cancer, written by a colorectal cancer survivor.

Insides is available as an eBook: Insides by Freya Pickard.

 

Lastly, if you think the person likes poetry, but would prefer it in conjunction with fiction, then consider:

Vintrig’s Kingdom by Freya Pickard

Vintrig's Kingdom by Freya Pickard

Vintrig’s Kingdom Copyright 2016 Freya Pickard.

Book Cover Copyright 2016 Freya Pickard.  Used with permission.

Vintrig’s Kingdom is a fantasy romance novel that has a haiku at the start of each chapter and other poems as songs in the book.

Vintrig’s Kingdom is available as an eBook: Vintrig’s Kingdom by Freya Pickard.

 

These are some book and eBook gift ideas for your family and friends who like poetry.  Buy your gifts today!  Merry Christmas!

Post Series: The Christmas Series: Poem with an explanation: Searching

Searching,
for something,
that isn’t lost,
that isn’t hidden,
that isn’t,
unless,
a match held in hand,
is scraped against the wall,
a flame bursts with a whoosh,
and a lantern is lit,
or until,
something described,
in a metaphysics book,
actually occurs.

 

This poem is about trying to think about what Christmas gift to get someone.  The poem was written in such a way so as to add some profoundness to something simple.

The poem starts out by describing the situation of trying to think of something.  Unlike a problem that can be reasoned through, or overcome by effort, this problem, in some sense is overcome by spontaneity.  The person isn’t searching for something that’s lost or hidden, such that if they just kept looking, they would find it.  They, in some sense, are searching for something (an idea) that in some sense doesn’t exist until they think of it.

The person in the poem can solve their problem in two ways.  Either they will get some sort of outside information, for example, they will see something on a store shelf, and this will give them the idea.  This is described in the poem with the metaphor of a match, scraping against a wall, and lighting a lantern.  Alternatively, the person might just somehow spontaneously think of something and have their solution.  This is describe in the poem with the idea of metaphysics – the notion being that the idea existed once they thought of it.