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On Hold, Hold On based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
On Hold, Hold On is a refreshing, enlightening journey in verse. The pieces are written in upbeat, colorful language, and the overall tone of the collection is indicative of a creative, lively mind rife with the utmost imagination. Daniels covers much ground, touching on everything from nostalgia to self-esteem to pubescent sexual curiosity. A recurring motif throughout the collection, though, is the theme of introspection, a topic she captures rather convincingly in this passage from ¿All Grown-up¿ ¿The little girl who had memories grew up to be a woman with a past. The woman with a past was no longer a little girl but a woman with longings. This woman with many longings became a crony without a recollection of anything.¿ And this one from ¿How It Goes¿ ¿When we could be I wouldn¿t allow. When you wanted to kiss I forgot how. When I had the chance I turned it down¿ When¿ I miss you now.¿ Daniels¿s poetry is an absolute treat to the eyes and ears, as it is often written with great rhythm and vivacity. The words and passages tend to leap off the page at times, reminiscent of ee cummings in his prime. With her thought-provoking insight as an accompaniment to her written acrobatics, the overall presentation of On Hold, Hold On leaves little to be desired as a truly rewarding literary experience. With moving passages such as this one from ¿Untitled¿ ¿If you are the people at the museums pointing at the way colors blend or clash, or the avid readers digesting each word and quickly turning pages then it¿s usually simpler for you to gain an understanding when you are not the subject.¿ It¿s nearly impossible to deny the uniqueness of Daniels¿s creative genius. On Hold, Hold On is a must read so convincing that it¿s sure to convert even the staunchest of poetry phobes.
Ms. Daniel's poetry is passionate and displays her concerns for the world around her.