This review is of “The Ocean’s Lullaby” by Victoria Zigler.
Disclaimer : I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
The Ocean’s Lullaby does, as the title suggests have a strong ocean theme. The poems in this collection range from the humorous to verses which bring a tear to the eye. Many of the poems are suitable for children, while others will be more readily appreciated by an adult audience.
One of the poems which particularly charmed me is “If I was A Mermaid” which runs thus:
“If I was a mermaid,
I wouldn’t need to sail.
I’d swim through the world’s waters,
With a flick of my silvery tail.
If I was a mermaid,
Who lived beneath the sea,
I’d zoom through the water,
So fast you’d never catch me”.
While the above will, I think appeal in particular to a younger audience, the touching simplicity of the verse will, I think bring a smile to the face of many an older reader.
Victoria also tackles serious issues, for example in her short poem entitled “Wounding Words”:
“Wounding words, like vicious knives,
Rip to shreds our pleasant lives,
Until no joy or hope survives,
And only pain and sorrow thrives”.
We have, I am sure all experienced what is so pithily expressed in the above piece.
Among my favourite poems in the humorous category are “When Words Don’t Mean The Same” and “When North Wind Does Blow”.
I have read “The Ocean’s Lullaby” several times and recommend it as a pleasant and sometimes thought provoking read.
“The Ocean’s Lullaby” can be found here, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/641375