In Frank William Talen’s new book, he crafts an elegant and mystical collection of poetry. “Last Fastness” (published by Xlibris AU) gathers its energy from various sources — an incident witnessed, a creature observed, a fleeting memory. Talen shapes these reflections into the captivating play of words.
This compilation of poems eludes conventions of technicality and structure. It draws inspiration from a vast range of stimuli to portray the beauty of life through language. Whether simple or intricate, full of mirth or a flood of sadness, Talen poignantly uses language to construct an art form whose emotions resonate in another’s soul. Painting dreamscapes so surreal, his creativity renders them almost tangible. He plays stories like a skilled conductor guiding a magic orchestra; music resounds from his enchanting words.
Haunting and beguiling, this collection depicts the grace and emotion echoing from everyday occurrences. It absorbs readers into the rich beauty and playful range of the lexicon. “Last Fastness” promises to fascinate new generations with the profound artistic expression of poetry.