Broken Birds

by Maria Tucciarone



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/13/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781490759630
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781490759623
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781490759616

About the Book

Broken Birds is an opus dedicated to the broken-hearted. Its scathing language and acrimonious tone is reflective of a human heart which has been crushed in spirit. It journeys through anger, disbelief, bitterness and sadness, yet sometimes ventures toward forgiveness and resignation. Anyone who has ever experienced the intensity of a pulverized heart may herein find a sonnet that speaks to them. The sarcasm contained within Broken Birds is not for the faint-hearted, but hopes to heal the soul with sympathy. A few convivial sonnets and occasional satirical, wry humor help to lighten the dark mood of Broken Birds. Poetry can be cathartic and therapeutic. Whether structured sonnets, flowing free verse, lyrical odes, jaunty limericks or brief contemplative haiku, poetry has served to encapsulate the gamut of emotion experienced by humankind and makes us feel like we’re not alone. Take it slow, savor the syllables and the rhythmic beat of the meter as you allow the poems to ricochet within your mind. Peruse these pages and let the author commiserate with you through the written word as you ignite your own renaissance.

About the Author

Maria Tucciarone is the author of a collection of sonnets: In Shakespeare’s Shadow. Broken Birds is her second book of sonnets. Broken Birds resonates with keen imagery and intense emotion. Her pungent language and caustic humor is sure to strike a chord with any reader who has been laden with a broken heart. She has peppered in a few felicitous sonnets to give the reader a reprieve from melancholy. As in her first book, her love for puns, acrostics, double entendre and innuendo will intrigue the most sleuthful reader or wordsmith. As a former English teacher, Maria Tucciarone once again shares her passion for iambic pentameter and includes an acrostic sonnet, a nod to her literary hero, William Shakespeare. Her poetry has received Commendation in the 2009 Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for Traditional verse. She resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two children.