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love-calls-and-roundelays-a-potpourri-of-poetry-and-photo-artReviewed by Heather Bryant

At over 95 pages, Love Calls and Roundelays is full of author’s Wyn (pseudonym for Irwin Shishko) poetry about life and the world around him. His is also a photographer so his works are included in this book. Some photos coordinate with the poems while others are included just for the reader’s enjoyment.

There are a few poems that are dedicated to the loved ones in his life, but the ones that really struck a chord with me were the ones that were about everyday life. I had a few favorites that made me chuckle and nod in agreement. The biggest ones were “On the Campaign Trail” and “God On Line”.

Wyn has no problem looking at both the bright and dark sides of life. He is eclectic as well as a bit out there. I had a hard time reading some of the poems since he tends to use words that are rarely used in writing today.

Besides the select few poems I enjoyed I really had a hard time getting through this book which is rare for me. I have to say that many of the photos I did find interesting if not beautiful, however, not all of the photos that were supposed to correspond with poems actually seemed to match up. The cover of the book also led me to believe that each poem would have a corresponding photo, which was not the case.

I felt that the photos may have been better off in a book of their own. To its benefit, this book is short and may interest other readers.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ 

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is having down time and curling up with a good book! As a blogger, mom and so much more, she enjoys sharing her honest opinions and being creative. Click here to learn more about Heather.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Wyn. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.