A Dream of Unfettered Roses is a book of poetry by Toronto poet and artist Charles Moffat.
At first glimpse, especially from the very attractive cover, this book looks very sensual. But, what makes this book more interesting is the author's honest look at life through his art and his words. Moffat is a poet who through his words, deliberately challenge his readers through language that is thought provoking but serves its purpose.
There are some misspelling, in which the author explains upfront in his introduction that are deliberate, to express specific points and ideas to his audience.
You can expect poems that offer honest truths on topics ranging from life, love, politics and rambling thoughts that are about the need to change the way we see life through themes of social change and freedom of speech and expression. There are many poems that are humorous,
serious and also have unique romantic tones.
My favorite poem is a short piece entitled Angel of Bliss, about a dance with a woman who is so irresistible yet so unattainable.
Moffat is not only a talented poet, but a talented artist. The art display throughout the book are his own art. Many of the images are very sensual and at times very risqué. In contrast, many of the poems are not about sensuality as the images shows, but challenges the reader to think
about the true meaning of life.
This book contains 2 epic poems: "The Legend of Lilith" and "Rama and Sita". You can read samples of Charles Moffat's poetry at poetry.charlesmoffat.com.
As a whole, with the combination of art and poetry I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
Visit Charles Moffat's site @ http://www.charlesmoffat.com/