(February 5, 2018)
I am very happy to share another advance review for my upcoming new book. This one was written by David Ellis, the award-winning author of Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection.
"Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Volume1) by Cendrine Marrouat touches upon many different aspects of nature and our own culture, helping us to uncover the breath-takingly beautiful hidden nuggets of wisdom that exist in everything around us. Cendrine’s thoughts are lifted constantly by her keen eye for detail, her interactions with her environment and even how she observes the very elements themselves. She distils each scene that plays out in her haiku snapshots with emotional punch, verve and fierce purity of purpose.
Cendrine succeeds in coming up with many surprising twists and turns for very relatable subjects and subject matter, so much so that we immediately imagine that not only are we there with her but also experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and sensations that have fed her experiences.
I was extremely impressed how many different scenarios she has covered in this collection, with each one giving me a deeper insight to her personality, as we mutually tread a path of discovery together with her enticing words. There is an intriguing blend of both specificity and of accommodation for us to interpret things our own way too at times, as she philosophises, muses and gives us her inner thoughts in a clear and concise way, highlighting how deftly she uses the medium of haikus.
My personal favourite of the collection:
Torn sheets of paper
scattered on the path;
raindrops wrote their own poems.
A masterful excursion that moves delicately like butterflies in the wind, best enjoyed with a mug of hot chocolate and an open mind to appreciate their sheer splendour again and again."
As an artist, my goal is not just to share my vision of the world with others. I also want to trigger positive emotions. This review proves to me that I have.
There is no better reward for an artist! :-)