Ponderments & Poetry
So Many Writers Seem To Start With Poetry… I Was No Different.
This collection ponders ideas of introspection, love, loss, and life's expectations from the perspective of a twenty-something, aspiring author deluded by teachers and peers that poetry should flow like the blood in our veins. What this poet learns along a tentative path of self-discovery is that poetry is exactly that... it is a study in nature and beauty. At times, allowing those realizations to rise toward the surface of self-awareness is hard work... sometimes painful, but most often warm and enlightening.
Written in my early twenties, this is a collection of young adult angst, tributes to those I loved, the melancholy musings of a die-hard romantic, and a little dabbling in the politics of the time… all of which made me appear (at least to myself) incredibly insightful and mature.
In truth, not so much.
So, why is it sitting in your hands today? Well, I’m in my mid-fifties now, and my perspective has changed once again. Now, this book is a matter of legacy, a matter of “proof of experience”, and an excuse to never write poetry again.
I hope you find something of interest within these pages. If you do, I’d love to hear about it!
Thank you for your indulgence.
No swearing or use of deity as a swear word (dang, darn, and other substitutes okay)
May contain minimal crude humor appropriate for young children and up
No descriptions of nudity
No sex or talking about sex
No kissing (except a quick peck or two)
May contain minimal violence or horror
May contain minimal discrimination or bullying
No drug, alcohol, or tobacco use by minors
May contain small mention of alcohol and tobacco use by adults
What Readers Are Saying:
"Ideate Avail, is a lovely book of poignant and deep poems. It encapsulates common emotions and feelings like love, loss, friendship, life, fear, family, shadow and much more. I could relate to the poems very easily. I loved the choice of words, flow and the rhythm. Every poem either brings a new perspective or reminds you something forgotten. I think this book would resonate to readers at different levels depending on their state-of-minds and understanding. However, this book is surely going to touch readers in some way!
"For me, there are many favorites! One that stood out most was "FOR EMILY ~My Grandmother". This poem reminded me about my grandmother. Overall, this is a beautiful book to add to your poetry collection!"
~Preethi Saravanakumar, Poet & Children's Book Author
What Readers Are Saying:
"This was a fast read that I had to reread for some on the finer points. The poetry was clear and succinct and full of random and powerful emotions. Many of the poems were focused on people, love, and the fires that burn inside so many people. Some poems were of random questions that haunted the writer. Still others questioned the core of humanity.
"I have read a great deal of poetry. I was fascinated with poems and the intensity that a structured series of words can elate inside of a reader. I was more fascinated with how different authors approached poetry. From EA Gust to Poe the writer is often playful and working with different styles, meters, and forms to come up with their favorite, or switching simply because of the day.
"Diana did very similar in that many approaches to poetry were tried along with multiple voices and many more meter, rhyme, and passionate wordplay. It works. Not because it is better than any other author but because it is unique and fulfilling. A reader can find a poem in Ideate Avail that appeals to them, their passion, their sensitivities or even their insecurities. It is all there, that and the foreboding statement “Clean Carpets Carefully”.
"This unique read is more than worth the time and effort and may open your mind to the inner workings of a writer and a poet. In the process you might just see a little of yourself as you invade Diana’s inner feelings, accomplishments, and insecurities.
"Somewhere in the midst of it all it was there, a quote that was reminiscent of 29000sunsets.com in An Adolescents Cry. It made me smile and I enjoyed the read.
"For pure approach and passion I give this 5 Stars of 5. Enjoy the read and hold on to the feelings."
~Andrew Allen Smith; Poet & Multi-Genre Author