Author/poet Terry D. Robertson, has written a book of heart-felt verse that ironically does not deal with him. The majority of the book was penned in the author's late teens. His perceptive eye shifts from a variety of people and human emotions, to the most complicated...love. The author maintains an observer point of view that might convey lack of empathy. But in "Broken Windows, Reflections of a Fool", each poem is written from the gut, and with an open raw nerve. Mr. Robertson makes no apologies.
The remaining third of the book consists of poetic chapter headers from the author's three novels. Many of these short stanzas are picture perfect, not needing another word, while several are a bit obscure. The author clearly states that the chapter headers are expressly implied for the novel(s), which would explain these very few ambiguous short stanzas. Each poem is concise and hit home like a blow to the heart by painting vivid word pictures. The author has fine-honed his skills compared with his wonderful earlier work. The book is refreshing and does not rely on lofty phrases and $2 dictionary words. This is a brittle but totally honest piece of work that will strike a universal chord in anyone who reads this brilliant prose. And each poem flows like liquid gold, thoughtfully and beautifully written.
One of the finest and certainly most interesting books of verse on the market today.--Review Scout.org
I just received my copy of "Broken Windows Reflections of a Fool" and I am really impressed with this book on poems.
It starts with the really nice cover, muted purple with trees in the background. That just makes you want to walk into those trees and see what's inside.
I like the way that the author has put his poems in several chapters. Each one is different and most people should find a little of themselves in some of his poems. I know that I did in several of them. It really felt like he was reading my mind with his poems. Terry has a great gift of putting his soul into his poems, enough to feel that he has lived way beyond his years. He speaks so much about life, good and bad.
Sometimes his work makes you feel sad, but I think that's a good thing, as it shows how deep he thinks when he writes. I've gained a lot of perspective about life, after reading this book. I'm sure that others will feel the same.
Great job, Terry and I hope that we see more of your books in the future.
Congratulations on a job well done. --L.T. Singer
This book is collection of poems throughout the writer's life. The first part is a collection of poems mostly about life and the pain it can cause. Thus, Broken Windows. It emits a great deal of emotion and some of the poems are real tearjerkers. The next part is about the chapter headings of his books, short, but beautifully written. Mr. Robertson is a fine and talented author. I look forward to more of his work. I have read his novel, "Fill my Eyes" which is a book I could not put down.--Mary Lacey