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Capturing Clouds

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Poetry collection
Paperback, 77 pages
Published 2013 by Poetica Christi Press
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Dale Harcombe
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed so much about this book. To start with it is beautifully presented. I love the cover artwork and the title. But of course that is not enough reason to love the book. I enjoyed taking my time to savour the poems. The contrast in A Block from Punt Road between ‘the traffic worms pulse’ and the busy car choked scene with the ’winter wash of blue’ and ‘latticed branches litter the sky’ and ‘loquacious birds ‘is very effective. Add to this the mournful sound of the cello and the poem ...more
Nola
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
There is much to enjoy in this debut poetry collection by Leigh Hay. Poems are grouped around five broad themes: waltz-swept seasons, sunny breaks, flurries of hope, silky filaments, and life-giving rains. As the names suggest, this is a largely upbeat anthology celebrating the simple pleasures of life. There are recollections of family and friends, narratives of interesting people, snapshots of travel, observations of everyday occurrences, expressions of faith and hope, and lots of coffee.

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Anne Hamilton
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, australia-nz
A fine collection of poems where so often, with a light flick of the poetic wrist, the established mood shifts - light to shadow, or dark to bright.

I particularly enjoyed Dance Card in this respect. A celebration of the autumnal elegance of nature is pierced by a heel. The innocent child-like delight of Watercolour Wondering was refreshing.

The eponymous Capturing Clouds, although very different from the other offerings in the book, was so much fun - combining sharp-eyed farce with biting social
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Omega Writers
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This first collection of Leigh Hay’s poems is tastefully illustrated by her partner David Hay, and published by Poetic Christi Press. The contents are divided into sections entitled Waltz-swept seasons, Sunny breaks, Flurries of hope, Silky filaments and Life-giving rain.

Hay creates lovely word pictures describing the seasons, the garden and its creatures. She also has reflections on the seasons of life, and on God’s blessings. Although written from a Christian worldview, only a few poems refer
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