A Book Review of Silence from the Shadows by Stuart Matthews (review from Spriha Kant)

Book Review by Spriha Kant

“Silence from the Shadows” is a collection of beautiful short poetries
fastened with easy words. 

The poet beautifully portrays how a person’s poetry dances to the feelings of the deep love that he/she has for his/her beloved as can be felt in two of his poetries, ‘Poetry Book’ and ‘Let Poetry Resonate’. The poet also encourages the youngsters for weaving their feelings into poetries by stating the greatness of poetries in the last stanza of the poem “Embrace The Power Of Words”:
        “Death by poetry 
Yet life through words” 

In some poetries, the poet beautifully described the different phases including sunrise, sunset, night, and evening as well as their transition to their succeeding phase using metaphors and personification of the celestial bodies that can be read in a few words quoted from his poetry, “Setting Sun” below:

              “The setting sun 
      Accepts her time is done” 

The poet also shines a light on the melancholic phase, despairs, fears, numbness, and helplessness in some of his poems that can be read in a few stanzas and a few words quoted from the poetries below:

A few stanzas from the poetry, “Lost in Fear”: 

“As children of the nightmare 
    We have nowhere to run 
Trapped within the shadows 
     Of someone else's sun”

“The chains that shackled 
  And the broken delights 
  Reside now as a memory 
       Within the darkest 
            Of the coldest   
                Of nights”

A few words quoted from the poetry, “We Stand Frozen”:

       “Cold is the hour 
We stand frozen in awe”

This book says a lot in depth with just a few easy words, making it easier to understand even by unpoetic minds. 




Bio for reviewer Spriha Kant:
Spriha Kant is born in Indore, India, and resides there with her family. She developed an interest in reading and writing poetries at a very tender age. Her poetry "The Seashell" was first published online in the "Imaginary Land Stories" on August 8, 2020, by Sunmeet Singh. She has been a part of Stuart Matthew’s anthology “Sing, Do the birds of Spring” in the fourth series of books from 
#InstantEternal poetry prompts. She has been featured in the Bob Dylan-inspired anthology “Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan” by the founder and editor of the website Fevers of the Mind 
“David L O’Nan”. Her poetries have been published 
in the anthology “Bare Bones Writing Issue 1: Fevers of the Mind”

2 poems by Spriha Kant from Hard Rain Poetry Forever Dylan Anthology 

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Poetess Spriha Kant

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