Ch made me smile sueak sueak creek The poems cover many types of love and also evoke a wide range of responses The poems cover many types of love and also evoke a wide range of responses emotions an interesting and skillful collection which I enjoyed I found the long boring poetry that we had to study at school really really dull so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up this little gem from Gary Rimmer It s his debut so you might not be expecting greatness but he blends a lot of brilliant prose with modern themes all within the boundaries of traditional poetry form the octet an eight line poem You can definitely Tell That He Is that he is influenced by traditional writers and the poems Shakespeare and Wordsworth uite literally give a shout out to the greats The title gives us a clue as to the content of these poems Loveland covers the full range of human emotion when it comes to lurve from love stories that work out to love stories that well don t There s also uite an upsetting piece about the death of your spouse That s not to say that there isn t humor here though there is There s a poem about bed springs which uite literally talks about sueaks and creaks which was uite funny The final poem breaks away from the octet format which you ve probably figured out by now if you ve read any of the reviews and it s a lengthier dramatic piece but it s brilliant You ll like itAny poetry fans or anyone looking to get into modern poetry this is the book for you I enjoy poetry in many forms and while I am not a huge fan of classic forms and prefer a modern approach to verse Rimmer has delivered a memorable collection in an older octet form but he danced between different octet styles and slapped a modern swing on some of them that read like free verse than a rigid form Not only that but the subject matter that tackled was universal and classic existential in a sense but t inaccessible These poems were intelligent and accessible a rare combination in poetry In these short poems he uses words as tools individual phrases as themes and must capture so much in so little time There is dissonance here as well as unity and hope but the tension is undeniable I think Rimmer writes to answer his own uestions but only some of these poems seem to find an answer They pose far head scratching moments of contemplation for readers so in that respect Rimmer has succeeded Thanks for the surprising albeit brief treat Oh I love poetry so much This book was awesome Each poem like the title implies is 8 lines I really loved Silent love This poem was a beautiful octet about unreuited love This was definitely one of my favorite poems in the book Friend was also a beautiful poem about the death of a young friend Child was also a beautifully articulated poem about an older person giving advice to a child There were so many great poems in this book that I can go on for hours If you love poetry like I do there are some beautiful remarkably sad and poignant pieces There are so many well written awesome poems in this book that you can t go wrong Gary Rimmer does a wonderful ob at expressing feelings The choice of words are perfect. Feelings of love and condolence The poem Ambivalent Love dramatically describes the ambiguities found in a relationship Wordsworth My worth is but his words echoed He being master of the verse So when I write a line 'tis owed To him in me and this green Earth So gratefully my head is bowed And he and me and lovely Earth Write on His part the greater sound In my verse giving my words – wort. N be difficult writing within a strict form like an octet but for a talented poet verses and ideas can be liberated and I felt like this particular poet has that talentI ust wish he had given us a bit Poetry is something that is altogether beautiful and that too many people do not take advantage of reading in this worldGary Rimmer did an outstanding ob of composing a memorable piece of poetry that was not only heartwarming and incredible but also intelligent and moving All of the poems that were in the Octets had a piece of individuality in them that I found to be truly incredible some of the poems really made my brain think There were several poems in The Octets that I found to be African Literature just so inspirational that I kept re reading them over and over again There was nothing delicate than the words that assembled the poetry Mr Rimmer composed And if I could I would clap for him as he instilled a sense of peace in me as I read over the collection of poems in this piece Aob well done Read this in 15 minutes bookmarked some of the poems will use them in my own bookwith credit M Kps my shortest and not the best review review The Octets contains fifty five brilliant short poems exploring multiple things such as emotion and the world around us It really is a deep and interesting read especially as it definitely makes you think a lot about in general I found that in school long poems whilst good you think a lot about life in I found that in school long poems whilst good bore me sometimes That s why I love this book so much Written in Octets these eight line poems aren t too short to not have detail but are also not long enough to be boring Perfect Gary Rimmer uses words in such a way that you can imagine the pictures in front This collection of 55 poems cleverly named Loveland a way that you can imagine the pictures in front This collection of 55 poems cleverly named Loveland helps describe in carefully worded Octets describing this human emotion from personal feelings to the world especially loveI used to truly love poetry but as I got older my love for it dwindled but what I liked about Loveland was the fact it was written in Octets an 8 line poemI really think that anyone would love these poems because they touch you on several different levels you could read them uietly to yourself or aloud There is something soothing about the beautiful language that is used in PoetryIt wasn t a long length book but you still get good value The way they have been written helps you visualize each Octet as well They are very thought provoking and some even have a hint of humourI recommend to everyone to be honest because it s going to be a poetry book that you will come back to again and again A really enjoyable collection of octets Inspired by Wordsworth and ShakespeareThis is a collection of wonderful poems in the form of octets principally focusing on love in its myriad forms and also the beauty of nature and in particular of flowers The poet also writes 2 poems addressing Shakespeare and Wordsworth two major sources of inspiration in both language and theme One of my favorite poems is My Love and My Mirror as it s subject is charming and the execution witty and another I particular enjoyed was The Bed Springs whi. M is a difficult form to write to It has taken a number of years to build this collection With an emphasis on detail and using poetic devises The end results give a distinct poetic sound The poem The Smile describes how a simple smile can stir the heart The winter bird poems The Thrush Robin and Hawk allude to suffering and survival The poem Dissonance uses the Mozart uartet to describe the. When you read the words on the page you give it life yours Gary Rimmer is a discovery for this reader Finding no biographical information other than the fact that he has written several fascinating sounding books such as Number Freaking Football Freaking My Magic Diet in which his title page uotes his weight loss in kilograms and stones suggesting he is from the UK How to Make a Camel Smoothie and other surreal sums we are left to rely on evaluating him on the basis of his work alone And what a masterful poet he reveals in LOVELAND THE OCTETSA bit of background information about poetic matters An OCTET IS A STANZA OF POETRY THAT HAS EIGHT is a stanza of poetry that has eight Apparently the Octet is an invented form introduced by Dr Laura Andersson It is simply a diminishing octave The Octet is an octastich a poem in 8 lines syllabic 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 syllables per line unrhymed variable and can be written as a mirror or can be reversed But other than the fact that Gary s poems are indeed eight lines in length that is all that really matters It is what he does with those eight lines that condenses an idea allows it to bloom and offers it as little word pictures addressing the human condition and our world and especially love as suggested by the title Loveland But descriptive words fail and it is better to share some of his octetsDove ReturnsThere is no greater oyThan a loved oneReturning home unexpectedlyIt is like the returning springAfter a winter of discontentThe earth is coveredWith a new complexion And the air is filled with scentDissonanceWhen list ning to MozartIt stimulates the heartThe dissonance uartetPlays for a sweet regretWithin the first movementChords in disagreementA heart felt turbulenceOf love and condolenceIfIf I could only as Freud once saidForget and in doing soAll my pains and griefs are shedWithout a single sorrow And so arising from my bedNot unlike the sun tomorrowTo walk a different path insteadWith my yonder dreams to followThis gentle volume offers fifty five new poems by Gary obviously constructed with great care into the octet form but even important they touch us on many levels asking to be read aloud and memorized for those solitary moments when we need such beauty Masterful Powerful poetry seems to be a dying art which I consider a true tragedy as I have been a lover of poetry for many years and have noticed a stark drop off in the amount of for many years and have noticed a stark drop off in the amount of poetry that is coming out I feel like our fast paced world doesn t have time or space for well planned verses any longer but Rimmer fortunately disagrees In these simple powerful and meticulously crafted poems we see a life exposed and a philosophy revealed These are emotional poems digging deep into the mindset of the poet but I wish we had been allowed to see a bit This was regrettably

and I came to the almost as uickly as I had begun Granted I did go back and re read a number of the poems as they were striking and beautifully done but I wish this book had been twice as long If Rimmer has this much insight bottled up inside then I would love to see of his work in the future It ca. The language is sweet romantic and inspired by Shakespeare If you are a romantic at heart then I think you might like these lyrical octets or little word pictures Fifty five new poems exploring the complexities of the human condition and the world around us Thought provoking and humorous at times Poems of nature unreuited love ambivalent love suffering desire lust loss time and The octet for.