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‘Magical meaning’ | ‘Rooms’, by Patricia Welles | Review Poem of Sam Smith’s Rooms

It’s always nice when we receive reviews of an author’s work. Imagine our surprise when we received a poem about Sam Smith’s own poetry collection, Rooms. Well, here it is…!

‘Rooms’ by Patricia Welles

i read Sam Smith’s ROOMS
the poetry hugging me tightly a boa constrictor’s coil
i wanted to know his secret messages
the magical meaning like reading the runes
at the bottom of the page the poem
separated itself water from oil
instructions popped itself
around me hugging tightly a boa constrictor’s coil
i fell in love with ROOMS padded/empty
i fell in love with ROOMS
the way I fell in love with beautiful snakes
surfing the sand dunes
on Cape Cod on a wet afternoon
what magic was in those ROOMS
the runes could say
i held my breath swimming through those ROOMS
i surfaced at the very top
there were runes smelling of Eucalyptus oil my
mother boiled in the bedroom
on a wet afternoon when my snake died of too much
love

The poet-cum-reviewer, Patricia Welles, lives in Chelsea. As you can see, she has high praise for Sam’s collection!

Buy Rooms now in print and ebook formats from your preferred bookshop or retailer: geni.us/Rooms

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