Max Reif always lays bare his heart and soul in his poetry. That’s what you want in a poet isn’t it?! And if that same poet were able to challenge the readers’ intellect, prod the heart and tickle the funny bone: Well that’s a poet we’d wanna’ read … isn’t it?
Max’s handles these three poetic tools quite handily. With lines such as these:
The price of inspired words is generally a broken heart.
Within this enigma lies the mystery of Art
Or from the poem titled: Honeymoon
When life was in the Pink
and You were Food
and I was hungry …
Max’s “conscious” journey with the Beloved began in 1971, and that long history of ups and downs is expressed so clearly and movingly in this little book (85 pages). A lovely book and it even has a happy ending! The last words from the last poem
Of Heavens doors and windows
And then keep flying
($9.01 USD from www.lulu.com, which prints/delivers in Australia.)