Written in Stone, Mark Olynyk

Literature & Fiction, Poetry & Essay

What is Written in Stone?

a history of poetry / spanning a lifetime / of reflection. / a collection of poems / interwoven into a whole. / a work in progress. / a poetic testimony / made under duress. / a Tower of Babel / with a babbling brook. / a psychological profile / of the poet. / a philosophical debate. / what the poet offers/is a contradiction. / equal parts triumph and defeat. / should we care / what a psycho-philosophical / poet has to say? / who puts his trust / in introspection? / what is poetry/today?…

Written in Stone has to be one of the most special, compelling, as well as entertaining books I have ever read, and this is thanks to the incredible author and poet, Mark Olynyk. Mark Olynyk’s words have moved me beyond belief, never before have I encountered such a unique looking book so when I did discover Written in Stone, I knew that I had to read as well as review it so that readers from all over the world can be made aware of this gem of a book.

Written in Stone is a collection of poems written by Mark Olynyk who is philosophical and profound with his words. Each poem is able to flawlessly ignite a feeling in a reader as they are highly emotive as well as poignant. I was immensely surprised by the difference between each poem; they all have a theme of a philosophical background which will challenge its readers to think; however, the poems are all unique, individual and original. As I read one poem, I would feel a certain feeling, such as admiration but then I would read another one which made me feel bewilderment and then another one which shocked and or surprised me and this was the running theme/feeling with these poems. The power of Olynyk’s words had the ability to take me on a journey and make me open my eyes to the world and the happenings within it. The poems will not only evoke a feeling in you but also a debate as some poems will make you want to debate a philosophical belief etc and that is the beauty of these poems. Poetry is meant to spark thought and or a feeling in a reader so the fact that Olynyk managed to do just this with each poem shows us, readers, that he is a talent to watch.

Mark Olynyk is a phenomenal writer whose poetry greatly moved me. As I read one poem, I immediately re-read it, sometimes even three or four times as I wanted to get to the heart of it and understand it better. It was like Olynyk was telling me to reread the poem, to immerse myself 100% so that I could feel the feelings he wanted me to, and so I am in awe of him for making me feel such a way. As I read one poem, I would always find myself looking excited to read the next one because I knew, after a few poems, that each was very different and special so I found myself being very excited. That again shows us, readers, that Olynyk has a talent to continually capture the attention of his readers and so, I have no choice but to award this book and his talent at poetry, Five Stars.

If you are a reader who loves poetry as well as philosophy, then Written in Stone is truly a book not to be missed and I am not just writing this as I loved the book. I want people to read this book and to feel a host of different feelings (as the author intended) and for you to feel inspired etc. It is a stunning book so please do not pass upon the opportunity of reading this brilliant book.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Written in Stone; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book.

Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Barnes & Noble / FriesenPress / Google Play / Poetry Inc

Thank you so much again for reading!

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I am deeply grateful to Aimee Ann for her review of my book, Written in Stone.
I hope her enthusiasm is contagious. She is right to point out how the poems are
written to stand alone, but are meant to run into each other, which is what makes
the book a book. There is a definite method to my madness. This book was inspired
by my love of philosophy and the central idea that weighty concepts can be expressed
simply through poetry. To any prospective readers, all I can say is that you will get
your money’s worth if you place an order with Amazon.

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