By R. A. Brittain on September 3, 2014
I’ve come to love Irina and her poems. She has become a master of the various poetry styles and has even developed a style of her own.
Her book, Dreams on my Pillow, took me through her life, filled with wacky fun, sadness, happiness and all that goes with growing up.
I think my favorite was about her experience during World War II, The Air Raid. Her father was in a German POW camp; she running with her sugar rations to shelter as the warning sirens blared. This one put me on the edge of my seat.
For all of those that love poetry, I highly recommend this book. It’s a page turner and a keeper.
By Branka Cubrilo, novelist
Sincere and Uplifting, 7 Sep 2014
The poems in this collection portray various moods: some poems serve to uplift and entertain while others take us deeper into the recesses of hidden compartments of the human heart and soul.
Irina cares about words and takes time to select the right ones to fit the rhyme, the mood and feeling. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection and would sincerely recommend it to anyone.
By Vonita Buirski
I bought Irina’s book wondering what might be found behind the beautiful and stylish front cover.
Elegant pages and delightful images presented the most touching and personal writing. Irina presents different forms of poetry – my favorite was The Air Raid (Blank Verse) with a lovely photo to match. I love the form she has created named ‘tercetonine’. Each word seemed to be well thought out and written with love and care. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for inspiring writing.
By Christy Birmingham
Hello everyone, hope you are having a great day! Today I am spotlighting the book Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric. It is a book of poetry that is certainly worthy of the mention here.
In Dreams On My Pillow, writer Irina Dimitric shares a collection of 39 poems that evoke many emotions. Some make me laugh (yes, I have reread them more than once), others speak of love, and there are beautiful poems about nature too. The title for the book comes from the name of one of the poems, on page 28 of my eBook. Here is how that poem begins:
In the middle of summer
I’m dreaming of winter
Of white landscapes
And giant snowflakes
On the frosted window
Dreams on my pillow.
~Excerpt from the poem Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric
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By Patricia Bunting
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful collection of poems, 26 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Dreams On My Pillow (Kindle Edition)
Dreams on my Pillow is a book of poems of various forms written by Irina Dimitric. Amongst several others there are sonnets, triolets, haiku and tanka, rondolets, chant poems and blank verse. One type is particularly interesting in that Irina devised it herself. This is the tercetonine, a version of the tercet. All the poems exhibit lovely imagery and many are accompanied by personal photographs. Some draw on memories of the poet’s own life as she grew up in war-torn Yugoslavia. Her reminiscences depict rural scenes and pastimes and happy times spent with family and friends. In ‘Daisy Chain Chant’ we have a delightful view of the young Irina and her little friend: ‘Pretty little daisies’… lifelong friends, ‘though oceans apart.’ Other poems allude to the terrors of war. In ‘The Air Raid’ (blank verse) Irina relives the horrors of ‘the drone of bombers near’ and bombs ‘shaking walls and breaking hearts’. In Irina’s own words in her Preface, the poems depict the many moods of her ‘long and sometimes turbulent life’: moods that range from melancholy and despair to sheer elation at the simple things in life and the delights of Nature. We also share the love felt between family and friends. The chant poem, ‘Earth Day’ emphasises Irina’s deep concern for Mother Earth in the face of present-day pollution and land degradation. In ‘The Silver Stream’ we glimpse her desire to keep the image of the unadulterated stream fresh in her mind before its course is altered and tamed ‘within walls of concrete grey’. I found it a pleasure to share some of those moods and memories with Irina Dimitric.