A Dip in My Ocean is a beautiful collection of poems by A.G. Stranger.
The poems are set against a beautiful backdrop, which really ups the poetry game. It makes it not only read beautifully, but look pleasing to the eye as well.
Some of the poems are hit and miss – I found the first poem War and Love to try to have forced rhymes (far and war, wound and sound), which ironically was my problem back when I wrote poetry in high school. This forced rhyme continued with a few of the works, but if you look past that – they are quite beautiful, some even haunting. Also, some of the white font on the light backgrounds made it hard to read. I think the background pictures are perfect, so maybe change the colour of the font slightly?
My biggest irk (which is a personal one) was that I could only open the file I received on my computer and the poems came up horizontal instead of vertical, so I had a difficult time reading them (tilting my head to the side also made me look quite amusing, according to my neighbors who saw me threw my open window).
I really enjoyed “Behind Her Gaze”, it connected with me on some level. “Senses” and “The Old Days” also really hit me right in the heart – it reminded me of when I lost my Father. “Existential Role” was also incredibly relatable. “The Masks” feels like something I should have read or realized in high school.
Overall, I really enjoyed these poems! I think they are beautifully written and give insight into the author’s mind and world. I think some of the forced rhymes may put readers off, but reading past those and ignoring them really enhance the works.
Four out of five stars!
I received a free copy of this collection of poems from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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