Heart Beats is poetry for life. Heart Beats is poetry about love, life, children, and God. The life of David Meier, the Heart Beats of David Meier, is felt throughout this book of poetry.
The simple “every other line rhymes” poetry style makes for easy reading. Each poem is non-abstract, which allows the meaning of each to easily flow from the pages of the book to the heart and mind of the reader.
It is the goal of this book to stimulate your mind to think and your heart to feel some of what David thinks and feels and, if at all possible, bring you to live more and to love more. A loftier goal is to have you ponder God, his place in your life, and your place in his purpose.
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: December 4th 2016
David Meier is a new author to me and one whose work I would happily read again. His writing style is very honest and he allows his readers into his most private thoughts, feelings and experience. The introduction was extremely open and honest almost to the point of being brutal but at the same time it was very effective. Meier plays with his readers emotions which only serves to draw the reader in further to see what will come next. This book is a book of poetry predominately but the introduction is written in prose as is the explanation of each poem.
The poetry in this book is rhyming poetry, the form I prefer and consider to be proper poetry. The rhythm within the poems was strong and allowed the story to flow very fluidly. Whilst it was possible to understand what the poems were about without needing to read the introduction to the poem that Meier provides for each of his poems, these explanations only added more value to the poems that Meier had written. Seeing and feeling what Meier was going through came through extremely strongly in each lovingly written poem. The way this book is organised it is possible to just read whatever poem speaks to you in a given moment rather than having to read it from start to finish. In this way I can see that this book can have lots of value throughout a readers’ life journey.
I took a while to decide to share this review with people because I felt so privileged, honoured and encouraged by what I was reading that I wanted to both keep this precious gift to myself but I also wanted to share it with others because it I felt it was too special to be greedy by keeping it to myself. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Recommend for: Adults