The first poem, which has the title of the book "Crack in the Mirror", is parallel to the poem "Misfit" from January 2008. Return book. Crack in the Mirror highlights his ship leaving without him. He's stuck in the hotel room he must leave now; first, however, he needs a drink. Similarly, in "Misfit" he is in fancy suits and lawyers' costumes; however, after changing clothes back to the sea dress, he sees the boat leave the pier. He tastes blood running to his boat, but it has left him too late. After returning to the elegant restaurant where the lawyers were, they saw him as a waiter and asked him to bring them drinks. After leaving his boat Crack in the Mirror he kept two fingers in the air, leaving one to think which two. The answer should be as obvious as possible. Poor Hansen!
Crack in the Mirror has many scenes from many places where John apparently set foot. This volume will take the reader to Spain; Caribbean; Paris in September, where there is melancholy; wedding in Brussels; September in Norway, where he remembers going home after a whiskey drink; Egypt and the Suez Canal; In spring in Portugal, where the snow is clean and God's footprints are visible; Rome, where a soldier of the Roman centurion meets invisible terrorists; Argentina, where it hides in the stomach of a dead horse; and Denmark, where he likes to dance with a virgin with brown eyes and a promising flare. These and many other amazing and unforgettable adventures are waiting for your eyes and mind.
The family is always close to John's heart, while the sibling rivalry seems to permeate. The reports are part of his poems that read like a novel about members of his family. For example, an uncle who leaves the room just to eat disappears one day; his mother, who goes to the beach with him in the summer, buys him ice cream and hugs him; his father at Ash & Victory, who drinks straight from the bottle and slams the door; and his brother Swiss, who is hostile and speaks in his letters, exuding resentment. This family is certainly fun and reminiscent of a movie.
Thoughts of war are not far from John's mind because he knows that war affects many people's lives. For example, the following lines depict the case: "Forgotten" – is an excellent example of the memory of war. "Soldier Hero" grabs posthumous medals soft as a patch for grief ulcers. The thought of suicide bombers who think they will live forever is shocking. "Ghost" enlivens the images of the end of the war and returning home for a meal. The "child of war" who sits on a steed and leads iron people into oblivion is quite a scene. The "sense of life" about how people hurt when swords swing, will put you on the edge of your seat. The issue of "American soldiers" still in Iraq after five years, depicting brave working children who are being manipulated, will move your thoughts. Reading "The Amazing Misfortune of War," we find a janitor who is too old to serve in the navy to see the world, which will make you wonder. While reading these songs, symbols and images that are quite vivid pop up on you.
The use of different forms of poems tells a lot of stories in this volume. The narrative form of the poem flows with ease of reading; the variety of senry songs consisting of three lines will stimulate the senses of sight and sound; visualization comes to life in a quiet form of seven lines; and the four-line form of four lines also has a strong influence. Some songs flow like prose poetry with the improvement of TS Elliot. Interestingly, TS Elliot participates in the conversation with the poem "Versifiers, Wine and Nature" and has some great thoughts. This is an excellent volume of poems by Jan Hansen. You have to read it to appreciate it. Distinctive techniques that strengthen poems include: alliteration, assonance, climax, character, antagonist, figurative language, specific detail, speech figure, rhyming, mood and metaphor, to name a few.