On the Occasion of a Wedding

Eclectic Love Poems

Poetry - Love/Romance
112 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2019
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Author Biography

Ollie Bowen is a poet and scholar. She holds degrees in education, business, and science, though her favorite subject is rhetorical argument. She currently resides in Northern California with her one husband, plethora of children, and semi-loyal dog.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

On the Occasion of a Wedding: Eclectic Love Poems by Ollie Bowen is a gorgeous collection of love poems and these poems are just awesome, a reflection of the beauty of love. And talking about love, the very first lines of the collection already give readers a taste of what to expect: “its sting / is what makes / it beautiful.” In this collection, readers experience different facets of love, its different expressions, and the emotions that fill the hearts of the personae as they celebrate a moment of love, capture a breath of it, or allow themselves to be transported.

Ollie Bowen’s poetry is designed for lovers; it celebrates the mystery of love, exploring the seasons of hearts that are aflame with love and conveying sentiments in a way that captures the human heart powerfully. The poems explore themes of carnal love, speaking about the “raw feeling of you” and also a love that is spiritual, when the heart looks heavenward, like a baby lifting its face towards a mother. The diction is celebratory, each poem a precious breath — short and succinct — capturing an emotion, a gorgeous thought, a longing, a fulfillment. On the Occasion of a Wedding: Eclectic Love Poems is a gift of love with lines to unwind by, thoughts to share with a loved one, and images that inspire. It is filled with religious symbolism and the exuberance of innocent love. Here is a collection that will thrill and inspire fans of poetry — no matter its kind!