Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Pictures, My Words - Mac Kenney

Publisher:  Outskirts Press
Pages:  46
Genre: Photographs and Poetry
Source:  I received a copy from the publisher

Product Description from Amazon
 Unique Book that Captures the Full Beauty of Nature and the Human Spirit. Stirring images and piercing poetry come together in this gorgeous collection from the multi-talented Mac Kenney. Here are vibrant color photographs that evoke the full range of human emotions, set against powerful verses on love, life, and the beauty that surrounds us. Ponder the mysteries of existence from a single lonely bench; reflect on what really matters as the sun drops beneath a brilliant red horizon; and examine the incredible diversity of life on our planet as you gaze on nature's wonders. Those images gain even more meaning as you read Kenney's memorable poems that urge a greater appreciation of our short time on earth. That's the message of the poem "Life," which reminds us of the dangers of settling for a "9-5" existence and the incredible reward of being bolder. "So Little Time" is about taking advantage of our brief appearance and our ability to take control of it. "You Are Here, Where Am I" is about accepting the love that's out there waiting for us. And that's just for starters. Add some humor and patriotism and you have a truly wonderful book. Perfect for reading in sequence or in bits and pieces as you need them, My Pictures, My Words is the kind of book you'll return to again and again to receive the most important kind of nourishment-food for the soul.

My Review
A simple, yet beautiful book at only 46 pages.  This book with its gorgeous pictures, photos the author had taken, along with simple poems with very deep meanings will lift, inspire and make you think about life.  It amazed me that something so simple could make me ponder so many things.  The pictures are beautiful enough to frame.  There is no age limit on this book.  The pictures could invoke hours of discussion with young ones and at the same time turn into conversations among the older ones.  My only complaint is that I would have loved to have known where some of these photographs were shot.  I hope he does more books like this because I would definitely buy them.

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