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A Book of Jewels, Rich with Meaning

Bauke Kamstra is a poet and artist, most well-known for his short, haiku-like micropoetry, which he publishes regularly on his Twitter account, @Wyrde. His new collection, We All Reach the Earth by Falling contains many of these jewels and some of his longer poems (relatively speaking—they are never more than one page).
 
The poems explore dreams, romantic longings, and more, often with interesting visual qualities, “When I sleep / I wake / / in the body / of a snake ...,” and fresh metaphors, “prying open / the knees of my mind.”
 
More than clever phrases or beautiful images, though, this collection leaves many poems that linger in the imagination and make you want to reread the book (it takes less than an hour to finish the whole book). I’ll leave this review with the last two stanzas of “Threads:”
 
the birds
have also fallen
 
and now their shadows
are gone too
 
Available on Amazon