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Butterfly Voyage Kindle Edition
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Structured as a classical quest master plot, the book relies much on the protagonist - the lyrical persona, who sets on a voyage in the realm of dreams and the intrapsychical, aiming to attain better self-knowledge and wisdom.
The poems in the collection are organized into 8 parts, preceded by a Prelude, disclosing the motivating incident (a series of cryptic messages received in dreams) that sets off the lyrical persona on this quest.
In her 5th poetry book, Bianca Bowers invites the reader to suspend disbelief and enter the magical world of "Butterfly Voyage" where a world of cryptic messages, poetry, parables, fables, sketches, and wise quotes is revealed.
Although I do agree with the statement Ms Bowers makes in the foreword of "Butterfly Voyage" that in this book her voice is different from her previous books, the unexpected and vivid imagery characteristic of her poetic narrative are still present here. The original rhythmic and rhyming patterns give her poetry the sound of a fairy tale.
The quest narrative is enacted with the lyrical persona going to different places and meeting different magical creatures along the way. Each meeting as well as each creature has a symbolic meaning. There are many tests that the lyrical persona has to go through along the road and encounter her own fears. The result of the whole voyage is learning and the reader learns together with the lyrical persona who has substantially changed by the end of the poetic narrative.
It is very difficult for me to select a single poem as a favourite, because I do like the book in its entirety. I strongly recommend "Butterfly Voyage" not only to poetry lovers, but to everyone who is not afraid to set on a voyage into their own soul, looking for answers to difficult questions, learning things through self-exploration, finding their true self. What the lyrical persona learns while travelling in this magical world will inspire you to heal old emotional wounds, rewrite disempowering narratives, and rediscover the magic that is your authentic self.
And at the end, I must say that I am a very happy person, to have encountered such a fine poet as Bianca Bowers!
Galya Varna, We Art Friends Magazine
Open the pages of Butterfly Voyage. Walk your fingers and eyes right into its middle and let your mind get lost in delight in any direction.
This is a book of poetry carved out of malleable ingredients that are an imaginative wheelhouse for readers to take shelter in as he or she moves along inside the oceanic currents of the author's journey to self.
At almost every turn there is opportunity to follow the author into the natural world that drifts along with fluid narrative. It's not a mistake I have reggae music playing in my headphones as I write this. That comforting skip and bounce beat with a voice floating along with it is what reading this book is like.
There's a wide, deep well of flowing creativity inside the pages. A mix of natural and supernatural. Identification and deliverance from pain and self-loathing, crossings through misunderstandings, bridges to memories, islands of visions, illusions of time bent and then bent again, perceptions of what is and is not, places that amaze with described details, the seen and unseen of who a person thinks they are versus what they've been hiding themselves from.
In the end all the layers listed above lift the top off of the narrator's carefully constructed canopy of safety. They fall and float to the forest floor, letting light in which follows behind and promotes growth. Each verse from beginning to end is rich, ambient, soulful, and textured.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07JXYMS5N
- Publisher : PaperFields Press; 2 edition (20 November 2018)
- Language: : English
- File size : 10530 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 135 pages
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