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The Infinite Charm of Firefly Glow by Lisa Shields


March 5, 2005
Reviewer: Sondra Schlossberg
Fayetteville, NC

Lisa Shields obviously writes from her own experiences and desires, but this is no autobiography or diary. In poems like Knowing, she becomes our teacher; a storyteller in Battered Old Blues; a romantic in Faulkner's Heat; and an intellectual in Certain Knowledge.

Lisa writes with an easy and simple style, yet her poetry is rich with intense emotions and feelings like doubt, guilt, passion and joy. She excels at capturing the entirety of a moment. Not just the action or the colors, but the consequences; the things that come back to haunt and the subsequent scars; the real lessons.

Reading her work, I did not get the impression Lisa was preaching from a place I could not understand or relate to. In this book I was Lisa's friend, not the "audience." That is the charm of her work. It's as if the two of you are engaged in a very personal and intimate conversation.
 
The Infinite Charm of Firefly Glow is a book about life's precious moments; the relationships we should value; and hopes and dreams worth pursuing. Judging by the unique and personal poetic style in her first published book, Lisa has a very promising future in poetry; and in the heart of anyone who reads this book.

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The Infinite Charm of Firefly Glow - Lisa Shields

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