It has been a long time since I read a poetry book. I seem to enjoy poetry from time to time, but more than reading it, I like writing it.
But when I came across Paintings and Sculptures by Chris Wind, I was hooked. You know that feeling, when you read the first page and you know you are going to like that book? That happened when I read the first poem.
Each poem is describing in a witty, clever manner a famous painting or sclupture. I loved Mona and I could picture the scene, it might have happened that way, we’ll never know. Also The Last Supper was brilliantly clever. But my favourite one was Lady of Justice – such a fine poem with a subliminal message.
You have to bring your fine senses when you go into reading Paintings and Sculptures. Otherwise you will not understand all the subtilities hidden between the clever verses.
This is for sure a book I will reread every couple of months.