Open a new door: a collection of poems by Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle–A Review

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Open a New Door

I am delighted to offer a review of this excellent book of poetry!

This book is a lovely collection of poetry from two talented writers-Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle! Their poetry is interwoven, as they explore important thematic issues in life in South Africa. The structure of the book is extremely effective: the poets use this format–“The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Ugly” as they explore various aspects of life in their land: “God bless Africa”, “God bless my family and friends”, “God bless me”, and “God bless corporates and work.”

Both poets use a variety of poetic forms and show great observations about their world, their people, and themselves. This is a deeply compelling collection of poems.

While both poets offer a large variety of excellent pieces, I will highlight two that particularly stood out to me: “The boys under the bridge” by Robbie Cheadle, in which the poet’s concern for others and her deeply felt humanity is clear, and “Lessons learned in a rural African village” by Kim Blades, in which the poet speaks of the love of nature and humanity that she learned from her mother and her world.

If you love poetry, then please buy and read this book!

I give this wonderful collection of poetry 5 stars!

You can find the book here: Amazon 

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38 thoughts on “Open a new door: a collection of poems by Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle–A Review

  1. Hi Charles, thank you for this lovely review of Open a new door. I am so pleased you enjoyed this book as the poems about my country are quite special to me. Kim and I share similar writing styles and we both love South Africa so our collaboration worked well.

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  2. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:

    Professor Charles F. French has shared a lovely review of Open a new door, a collection of poetry which includes my poems and some by South African poet, Kim Blades. Thank you, Charles.

    Charles is a great supporter of writers and has some excellent books to help guide writers and authors. He also has some terrific supernatural and horror books. You will find them all on his blog.

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  3. An excellent review of Open a New Door, Charles. I also enjoyed “The Boys Under the Bridge.” Robbie’s compassion toward the people she saw in town and on her way to work is very clear. Congratulations, Robbie and Kim. 🙂

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