by Peter Forster
There are several different ways to read poetry: you can read it silently and all at once, or speak it to yourself; you can read a poem every now and then for strength and comfort. I believe The First Wave by Peter Forster is an example of the latter. I did not read the book voraciously, but opened it from time to time. There is great comfort in small doses as the author imparts his feelings and philosophy on life. Simply put, it’s a book you want to pause and think about. I enjoyed the author’s use of rhyme as well, though I do not usually care for it in poetry. The only issues I found were inconsistent formatting, but it did not interfere largely with the message or intensity of verse.