Tuesday, August 24, 2021

WordCrafter Blog Tour, Robbie Cheadle's Poetry Collection: Behind Closed Doors Review


Poetry is a difficult craft to mold one's own ideas into as a creative process. Words are often written, even spoken, out of context with idioms, axioms, metaphors, and cliches to add further complications. Poetry is even more challenging than grammar when expected to follow certain rhyme schemes or cadences.

Behind Closed Doors is a poetry book that marries the conventional with the creative. The poems are stream of consciousness illustrations of life, love, and remembrance. Unusual thoughts that show us the world we live in through another person's point of view, but is that so unusual? Or, is the uncommon often seen in the simple and direct in times of uncertainty?

Everyday life and the people we associate ourselves with are how we see ourselves and the outside world. In the section on the lockdowns, that is where Ms. Cheadle deepened her reach into our emotions. With the poem "No Contact," she expressed her feelings as a ghost with being insubstantial and unreal. This exhibited depth and resonance from which her creativity can only grow and take her writing to the next level of expression.  

If you like to know more about Ms. Cheadle and her creative works, please check out the rest of the Blog Tour at Writing to be Read as well as her Youtube channel: 

 

Have a great and wonderful day.

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Behind Closed Doors, a collection of unusual poems

What goes on behind closed doors: in the boardroom, after death, in the home, during lockdown, and in nature? This collection of poems, ranging from rhyming verse to twisted nursery rhymes, captures the emotions and thoughts people hide behind the masks they present to the world.

What thoughts are hidden

Behind her immobile face

Quite expressionless

Eyes cold and indifferent

Scrutinising me – hawk like

This book includes some of Robbie Cheadle’s spectacular fondant art and cakes.

Robbie Cheadle author bio

Author and Poet Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle is a South African children’s author and poet with 9 children’s books and 1 poetry book.

The 7 Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.

Robbie has also published 2 books for older children which incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Robbie has 2 adult novels in the paranormal historical and supernatural fantasy genres published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She also has short stories in the horror and paranormal genre and poems included in several anthologies.

Robbie writes a monthly series for https://writingtoberead.com called Growing Bookworms. This series discusses different topics relating to the benefits of reading to children.

Robbie has a blog, https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/ where she shares book reviews, recipes, author interviews, and poetry.

Social Media Robbie Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle

Purchase links

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BBR94NC

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Closed-Doors-Robbie-Cheadle/dp/B099C8R3T4

 

 

 

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