South Moon Riding: Poems of Wildwood and Wold, Earthy and Diverse Things by Gef Lucena [Book & CD]
In addition to full printed texts and many beautiful photos, Gef Lucena reads his own poems on the included CD.
These 32 poems on various subjects have been highly praised by other poets, musicians, artists, historians and, in particular, wildlife experts. ‘Inspirational’, ‘very accessible and evocative’, ‘delightful and beautifully produced’, ‘I am absolutely bowled over, it is such a delightful compilation’, ‘I `felt` every line, it is inspirational, the colours… well, everything that is written, beautiful. I cannot say more, It means so much inwardly’, ‘I've already been recommending it to friends’. These are just some of the comments received on pre-publication copies sold.
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“South Moon Riding is more than a collection of poems. The book is beautifully presented on quality glossy paper with many attractive colour photographs…….Gef Lucena has a sense of all that is ancient and a keen awareness of the still living past……Fine poems, beautifully read. South Moon Riding would be perfect as a gift or as a book to keep and treasure as well.” Mandy Pannett, SOUTH Poetry Magazine, May 2018
"The care with which this collection has been curated and presented belies the poet's other persona as a musician and composer, thinking of poems as something that live beyond the page. You can enjoy the book and the CD simulatneously, cross-referencing the photos and the written word with the poems as they're read aloud, but the disc is also very enjoyable as a stand-alone experience. Play it as an accompaniment to your own walks in the countryside, or in the car as you sit in urban traffic, when summoning up a pleasing vision of a rural environment will help you hang on to your sanity." Vine Leaves Literary Journal