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Reflections of the Empty Flagpole - Eileen R. Tabios

This is a good collection of poetry. The poems are very descriptive and often evoke beautiful images. The book is broken down into three sections, which designate the themes of the poems included, such as the Greek inspiration of the poems in the section, My Greece.

This book took me a while to get through, because it is not poetry that you can rush through and read back-to-back. The heaviness of each poem is best reach alone first, giving time to fully digest it before moving on to the next.

Written as free form poetry in paragraph form, it is not necessarily the words themselves that are beautiful, but the combination of them that really creates meaning in the poems.