Review of Idealism is an attractive flower by Oneida Morningstar Cramer

Idealism is an attractive flowerIdealism is an attractive flower by Oneida Morningstar Cramer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Via the brief introduction, Ms. Cramer describes the concept of her book as a combination of poetry and photography, “using the photograph as a trampoline” to bounce different elements off one another…”where taste and aroma become the drink”. I loved this description and knew the author’s words were a sign of good things to come.

The wide array of photographs included in this book show that Oneida Morningstar certainly has an eye for capturing compelling imagery. There is a little bit of everything – nature, pets, people, food, cityscapes and everyday objects – included within the lovely pages of “Idealism is an attractive flower”. Ms. Cramer’s poetry is simple, poignant and lovely. Each poem is thoughtfully combined with a photograph to create a completely unique experience for the reader.

As I read “Idealism is an attractive flower”, I wondered what came first, the photograph or the poem. I would have loved to know more about the author and thought that a book so full of personal feelings should have included a page about the author. However, this certainly doesn’t take away from this book – it simply makes me want to find out more about Oneida Morningstar Cramer.

I can honestly see why this book was a 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold Winner. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys photography and poetry. Beautiful! received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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