Gilleland Poetry - Storoems and Poems - Review
"Retired professor of Microbiology, Harry Gilleland certainly
has a variety of experiences and thought-provoking insights
to share in his latest poetry book, Gilleland Poetry -
Storoems and Poems. Harry's poetry has appeared at
numerous establishments over the years and he has
authored three books to date. His dedication to and love of
poetry is evident in the way that he writes his work.
Evocative and mentally stimulating throughout it's 205
pages this book is sure to strike a cord within any reader.
War experiences and trials of man are mingled with true-life
experiences, fantasy, love and nature.
Harry explores the wonders of nature in a beautiful way and
returns to the theme that seemingly runs throughout the
entire book - what it could mean for man. Fun, playful -
sometimes sad. He has us riding the rapids with him one
moment and learning shocking news about American
history in the next breath.
Bluebird Rescue and You Snake in the Grass were two of
my favorites because they invoke awe of nature. But I also
got a real kick out of The Power of Splinters and One Leaf's
Journey, which are clearly parallels to life experiences.
I really cried over A Journey Home and Alfred Must Die. The
author's deep endearing love for his wife is both moving
Though this might sound a little corny - I felt I lived a little
more because of reading this book."
Author: Harry E. Gilleland, JR
Publisher: Lulu Press
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment ≠ Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.