CLEAN UP IN AISLE 4 Review by David C. Brydges
Poetry Friendly Press Series # 20 2014
Catina Noble’s chapbook is a fine collection of 20 short poems that reminisce with rawness, and remembering’s. Poetry is a way of cleaning up what was. We have the dual world on poetic view from the blues, disease, death of her dog, and the many ways life brings us down. Yet a counterbalance is here with poems of appreciation to her relatives Aunt Valeria, and Grandpa. A celebration of joy for friends( past and present) and her feeling of immense luck with family of Jacob, Anne, Baileigh, Nathen and partner David.
Intimacy and vulnerability is a bond made beautiful from revealing the whole poetic rhythms of the hearts hurting /healing terrain. Tears “gifts of grace” shower the reader with a deep resonance. We instinctively feel compassion and identity for this creative survivor.
The poet’s passion ruptures the wounds. Invisible bloodstains are here as noble badge of courage. There are multiple tragedies but redemptions spirit arrives with poetic healings. Wounds have a womb for rebirth. Medicine is always in the maker and the making. Ending lines from the poem Sojourn “this landscape full of love, laughter, loss and life” guided by the gentle moon reveals all the poets’ wide beauty and the gift she gives the world.
If interested in purchasing a copy, please contact Catina via email: firstname.lastname@example.org