When Leaves Fall

When Leaves Fall

by Elise Skidmore

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ISBN-13: 9781631070051
Publisher: Heart Ally Books
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Elise Skidmore is a native New Yorker, who has been writing poetry since she was a child, but she didn't venture into the world of fiction writing till she hit 40 and life began anew. She feels blessed to have had the best parents, husband, and children a woman could ask for, and the strong bonds of family are often the subject of her writing. She's had several short stories published. Her poetry has received kudos from NYT bestselling authors Diana Gabaldon and Karen White, among others.

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When Leaves Fall 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CherylSec More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the lovely poetry in When Leaves Fall by Elise Skidmore. The author has a gift for capturing snapshots of real life. The emotion in the poetry makes it come alive as in the first poem: "When leaves fall, still shouting life with their last rasping breath..." The poems are insightful as in The River of Time: "We are trapped in its flow: the people we once were are the people we are now and the people we will be." Whaddaya Want? is a fun piece that paints New York as only a person who knows and loves New York can show it. A number of the poems beautifully portray relationships. I especially loved the wording in the poem, Not Fade Away: "You linger along the fringes of my heart, waiting for some random thing to pull you into the spotlight." Some of the poems capture a moment in time. You Gotta Believe is written from a Mets fan's perspective when the Mets beat the Braves in 1969. A variety of topics are touched on throughout the book. Through a Microscope gives an interesting perspective on man's place in the universe. The poem, Dear Norman is a tribute to Norman Rockwell. My sentiments were expressed in the words..."I'd like to pull back the paint and step into their world." And the poem, Miracles Happen is packed with powerful words in a just a few lines. Finally, I loved the original imagery in so many of the poems. Some of my favorites were: Desperation Shouts, Insomnia, Sunrise at 10,000 Ft., Winter Crepuscule, and Island Fantasy. All beautifully written. I really enjoyed this book. The poetry is so real. It drew me into the emotion behind the words, allowing me to glimpse and connect into real life moments. Whether a person reads poetry or prose, I believe he or she will find When Leaves Fall by Elise Skidmore a pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago