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Review - Works, by Bark

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:53 PM


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There's not actually much I can say. These words have to speak for themselves, and they do. Bark is good at that. 

The description is accurate: "A collection of free verse poetry with a dash of prosetry; dark, humorous, bizarre and surreal." Ray's writing is exquisite and evocative, with every word perfectly chosen. The tone alternates between black humor and profound sorrow, reflecting the sometimes dismal absurdity of existence.
Beautiful words, and thought-provoking.

That said, I do not recommend "Works" for the overly-sensitive. These verses are raw and intense, and to appreciate them fully, you have to enjoy pain in your beauty, a scalpel among the lilies.

Do pick up a copy. I've heard it's currently on sale!
Works on sale at LuluGet 25% off through December 25th with the coupon code KTP4.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/ronald-ray/works/paperback/product-21851731.html

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I have always believed that the best way to know a writer is through his works. I could fill this space with facts and numbers - height, weight, age, siblings, career, education - but the most important facts of my existence are completely nonexistent. I live in the worlds I have created, and I give them expression through words.

My first and greatest passion is the crafting of words, and it has always been so. I have been writing stories since I first learned to wield a pen, and before that I told them to anyone who would listen. These stories are the sum of my days on this planet, coloured and flavoured with my experiences and dreams.

Treat them kindly and criticise them when they need it; they are my children.
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nahrain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave lady Run, Tard, Run 
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Hello, and welcome to :iconwriting-to-save:! Terrific to see you in yet another group I'm part of!!!! :heart:

:rose: This is a group dedicated to helping people who need it — through literature! :rose:

 Whether you are going through a rough time in your life, suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts or tendancies, or just need to relax and want to enjoy some great literature, go no further! 

 We are here to offer our support, no matter what you are going through. Having writing as your emotional outlet is one of the best ways to try to heal. No matter what, we are a group that is full of friendly people who know and understand what you are going through. We are here to keep you strong.  

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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
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Always, love. <3
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