Seventy-five pages of poetic intellection on daily living, including the author’s frustrations with shopping and solicitors, greet the readers of A Voice in the Night, by GeorgeAnne Smith. She also includes a affecting homage to the men and women who protect and help us all. An intriguing poem talks from the aspect of a individual who is aghast to discover someone was abused, when they had no idea it had occurred.
GoergeAnne’s perceptive life skills in Within You touched a chord in my psyche that pealed for days. I felt a kind of family relationship with the writer through Last Words of a Beauty Queen, a poem full of love for nature - something that is near to my heart. In The Flow evidences that poets are not reaching for wealth or acknowledgment, but are fired by the feeble desire that their words may relieve the journey for another soul and split the chains of their desperation by causing them to feel less lonely. With Eyes Open is a poem that touches on the purifying force that writing can have for the author. I thought thatSeeds of Content has an interesting feel to it, remindful of chanting.
Glances of an aged manner of writing words somewhat reversed, such as "searching we are, a golden life" and "on target, we all are" is something that I especially picked up on.
To leave you with a little taste of A Voice in the Night, I have selected this superbly written excerpt from the poem Awaken This Lifetime:
"Life may seem, but a merry chase,
Quite overwhelming, a dreary fate
Don’t get discouraged by a hurried pace,
Seek to awaken, for its never too late"
Author: GeorgeAnne Smith
Publisher: Publish America
Published: Sept. 15, 2005