When it comes to songs of love and loss, look no further than Tom Rush’s ‘No Regrets’, Bill Withers’ ‘Hope She’ll Be Happier’ or LL Cool J’s ‘I Need Love’. There’s a new contender on the block! A collection of songs and poems from the mind of Brian Mackenzie was a hugely enjoyable way to pass the time here and there, particularly when I felt like a foray into the shadows. Often dark but never without hope and humour and with that, there’s a glimmer of (tangled) light in the gloom. Highly recommended.
Flycasual, 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk.
You don’t have to like poetry to like Tangled Light.
This is a real pleasure to read. I love the wit and melancholy in the poetry but there’s also some uplifting pieces. Particularly like the title poem “Tangled Light”. Some real gems.Sfw, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
Scotland’s new Robbie Burns.
I was very impressed by some of the poems in this book. It is a fine piece of work from a very original poet. I look forward to seeing more from Brian Mackenzie.
Gamazo, 5 out of 5 stars. Verified Purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
Happiness, pain, lies, and lust. The Tangled Lights collection of poems tackles the ups and downs of relationships including the darkness and depression that is seldom spoken of. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. Many of the poems marvel at the liberation of the vast spectrum of love that we can all relate to.
With one reviewer dubbing the poet, Brian Mackenzie, ‘Scotland’s new Robbie Burns’, you can be sure you’re getting quality.
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