A great gift giving book that delights and gives u a warm and fuzzy feeling

Here’s a lovely review posted at Amazon.com:
What a pick me up book…A great gift giving book that delights and gives u a warm and fuzzy feeling.. Perfect to give to a friend for a birthday or just a general Brighten up your day read. I am planning on ordering some to keep on hand for such a occasion. I did order my Mother a copy and her comment was “Its just adorable ” Its a quick read so the person you give it to doesn’t have to be a avid reader or have the time to read a book that takes them weeks to finish. The illustrations are very charming and makes you understand the sweetness of this book. Everyone will smile after reading this like I did.

We hope you will enjoy the book as much as this reader did.

Book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore

Local Author Day at Vroman’s Bookstore

Time: Sunday February 24th, 2013  4:00PM

Location: Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

E.H.R Schober presents and signs Joys and Laments of Getting Older

A delightful collection of whimsical and wise poetic observations. Author EHR Schober notes the good and the bad, the enjoyable and lamentable experiences of growing older.

$11.95

ISBN-13: 9781479336296
Availability: Probably In Stock — Call to confirm
Published: Createspace, 11/2012

Good news! Kirkus Indy Review is in

Poet Schober’s debut collection of rhyming witticisms serves as a paean to the joy of life. …simple, unpolished verse that’s somewhat old-fashioned at times …infectious. 

… a tongue-in-cheek philosophy… Readers shouldn’t look for serious poetry here, but there are serious themes beneath the humor. Although life has its share of sorrow and hardship, Schober chooses to accentuate the positive in this collection.

The individual poems are untitled, which works well with the format…The white space and larger print provides an easy reading experience.

The entire review was positive! – we can’t be more pleased.

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EHR Schober pearl of wisdom

EHR Schober pearl of wisdom.

via EHR Schober pearl of wisdom.

I just had a conversation with EHR Schober, author of the soon to be published book of poetry: “Joys and Laments of Getting Older” .  This little pearl popped out of her mouth:

“All of it is part of it – and part of it is all of it.”

Think about it.  I’m still mulling it over.

Free Verse – a modern era phenomenon?

What is the appropriate form for poetry written in the modern era?  No rhyme! No meter! Uneccessary! Old fashioned!  Free verse is the “now”.

Well…….it appears that “Verse Livre” (free verse) itself is quite a venerable poetic institution!  The “Song of Songs” in the Bible is a very early example of free verse – possibly dating to the 10th century BCE.  Later experimentation around and in the 1800’s is attributed to Goethe, Christina Rosetti (who sometimes used unmetered and rhymed verse,) Heinrich Heine, Reiner Maria Rilke and others.

Free Verse allows for individual expression – the cadences, the look of the words on the page, the shape of sentences, the internal winks at venerable forms and words, the revelling in sounds, and the savoring of words as they shape in the mouth and are then released on the air – these and more are available again to poets and their admirers – in ways not socially available for many centuries.

MEM Schober