book review: the heart's journey home by natalie ducey
Natalie’s poetic voice makes you feel like you’re reading perfect excerpts of life. Her work creates the impression of being in a live audience predating the written word or sitting around a campfire as the storyteller speaks. Summoning images and emotions with equal ease, some verses flash back to times in life we’ve all encountered while others are invitations into the author’s own personal space.
Love, sadness, lost, nature, glimpses of happiness, the past and the present—they’re all there, and you are captivated, entertained. Above all, you conclude that your visit into her writing was well worth the trip.
Some of my favorites were “Winter’s Gift,” and “Small Town Girl,” which brought to mind soda fountains and old movies whose romantic simplicity and no-need-to-show-everything modesties are no longer appreciated.
I encourage you to take that much needed break and read this wonderful collection. Spend time in these moments of poetic reflection at its beautiful best. Thank you, Natalie, for your many pathways to the heart’s journey home.
Available at Amazon.com.