Free poetry Kindle books for 02 Feb 18

What I Meant: In the Poet’s Mind

by Dalia Lorenzo

Do you ever wonder how an inspired piece of art or writing is born in a creative person’s mind? What exactly goes through their mind as they are making art?

Neurologist one week and artist the next, LaDalia explores just these questions in her debut poetry collection, which chronicles the personal transformation and growth in a life dedicated to chasing the muse.

What I meant is a collection of poems followed by commentary from the author on each poem. With each piece, the reader gains a view into the poet’s inspiration, writing process and meditations. By this format, she invites her reader to compare their interpretation of the poem on their first reading of it to what she meant. LaDalia draws inspiration from as far afield as love poetry, quantum physics, philosophy, spirituality, nature, social psychology, world events and even scattered aspects of brain functioning , all of which are woven into the poet’s imagination.

Les Misérables

by Victor Hugo

It has been said that Victor Hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in France. A major reason for the singular celebrity of this most popular and versatile of the great French writers is Les Misérables (1862). In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean â?? a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert â?? Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.
Les Misérables is at once a tense thriller that contains one of the most compelling chase scenes in all literature, an epic portrayal of the nineteenth-century French citizenry, and a vital drama â?? highly particularized and poetic in its rendition but universal in its implications â?? of the redemption of one human being.

One of the half-dozen greatest novels of the world. â??Upton Sinclair
The greatest of all novels. â??Leo Tolstoy
Hugo is unquestionably the most powerful talent that has appeared in France in the nineteenth century. â??Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I sobbed and wailed and thought [books] were the greatest things. â??Susan Sontag

Paradise Lost (Feathers Classics)

by John Milton

Milton’s great 17th-century epic draws upon Bible stories and classical mythology to explore the meaning of existence, as understood by people of the Western world. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world’s creation and the first humans; its focus is a poetic interpretation “Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe / With loss of Eden.”
In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Milton’s poem references tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil’s Aeneid. But one need not be a classical scholar to appreciate Paradise Lost. In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton’s deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance.
Paradise Lost has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creationand J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

Short Stories: A Collection

by January Grace

Five stories and prose poems by debut author January Grace. Beautiful, wistful, and emotional, these five stories and prose poems deal with the intense feelings brought by the uncertainty of love and the complications of life.

Voices In Ink

by Susan McMillan

Voices In Ink is a collection of over 75 poems by Susan McMillan on life; seasons, love, pain, laughter and tears. This is a collection that anyone can relate to in one way or another. It’s a combination of traditional poetry as well as haiku; all inspired by observations, life lessons, experiences and tragedy.

This One is for the Nobodies: A Collection of 58 Poems

by J.R. Hamilton

This is a collection of 58 poems. Mostly mood poems, life poems, poems about girls, poems about depression, all written from my own experience. I’ve been writing for a long time, but I’m not much of a poet, or writer in general. But I try. I’ve had a couple of short stories published, but after trying to submit to agents and small presses to no avail, I decided to just dump my work into cyberspace and forget about all of it.

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