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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
This world of ours was created by One who shared life, light and all that is beautiful, all that is love. Looking deeper within ourselves, we can find the creative spark that makes all things full of love and beauty, full of light and life. We are the word of creation, the world of creation and the love and life of creation. We have a lot to feel good about, if we look deep enough and seek that inner creative peace.
Louwrens Boomsma is an Anglo-Dutch poet of deep thought and creative perspectives. He is a poet. Poesy, as he explains, “means creation”. His collection of seventy-seven poems, in the little chapbook, A Better Wor(l)d: This World Is Our Word, explores the many avenues of creation, beauty, light, love and life. These are powerful expressions from deep within the poet’s psyche. They are a reflection of experiences and thoughts revealed through deep meditation. Using a powerful play on words, by changing the emphasis or allowing a double meaning to shine through (the English language is full of words with multiple meanings and multiple ways of pronunciation), the poet allows the reader to immerse themselves in the thought patterns of a very creative mind and to appreciate the sentiments being expressed. After all, we all can (and should be able to) say, “I am! word, world, love.”
The poems sing with lyrical simplicity, full of hidden meaning that requires intense thought. “There is treasure in our heart here today/ we have got it, you and I, our live way/ Here is lovelight for us every day/ and our will is always good in any way”. The underlying perspective of each poem is positive and uplifting, that life is just plain beautiful: “One does live forever more better/ because first one said: I belove all/ for life is belove, and belove is believe/ and in live beloving one cannot end/ but certainly become more better.” This is a collection that will charm and endear itself to the reader over and over again.