Critique of Surrounded: Living With Islands
By Vincent J. Tomeo
Each poem tells an intriguing story that is left open for a sequel to another story, to another poem, concerning an unanswered conflict, searching for an answer. You won’t be disappointed. Living With Islands is a fine read.
I could explicate several poems to prove a point, but I choose to have the reader go on a vicarious trip somewhere between his/her heart and mind. It will truly be an exploration of exotic places, real and in a fantasy.
I suggest the reader go island hopping in a world Surrounded: Living With Islands. You will be surprised who you will meet and what you will encounter.
If you are a fan of poetry, let a poet know s/he is appreciated. Give a poetry book as a wedding or graduation gift. Attend a reading at your favorite bookstore. Write a poem for your mom or dad's birthday -- I did this for both my parents and they were thrilled (or else they both deserve Oscar nominations!). Help to infuse the world with the energy good poems provide -- the results may amaze you.