A Mann’s Reflections (with special guest Adonis Mann)

Greetings everyone! Queen here. In honor of National Poetry Month, I extended an invitation to people who have read any of my poetry to stop by. Today, another person has stopped by to share his thoughts.

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you Mr. Adonis Mann.



If I could sum up poetry in a few simple words, I would say that the stanzas are the music of the soul and the ink with which they are written are the poet’s life blood.

Such is true in this phenomenal collection of poetry called “Reflections of Soul“.


You glance at your inner most self as though peering through a looking glass, and what you see in the reflection is not your face but your essence. Ripples in a pond in which ones image echos, are the strophes of each composition. Every undulation signifying something extraordinary.

Reflections of Soul” continually gets the reader thinking about things like life as a whole, the meaning therein, the impressionability of what surrounds you and how all of these things interact together.

While this is a collection that can easily be consumed in one sitting, personally I preferred to commune with it slowly, allowing every poem its time to make its impression in my heart.

Among all of the eloquently constructed pieces, there was one line from one poem that fortuitously lingered.

It read: … alas, reality is home from the poem titled Faded Dreams.

I found myself repeating that line time and time again in my mind, “alas, reality is home … alas, reality is home … alas, reality is home“. Those four little words reverberated in my psyche. Powerful words!

Reality equals home. Home for many people, equals things unwanted. Unwanted things equals reality. Yet, one finds oneself facing reality on a daily basis, wanted or not.

Suffice it to say, that when it comes to poetry and human connection Queen of Spades has the “it factor” in spades. I have read this collection once already and I plan on reading it again and again.

If you’ve never picked up one of Queen of Spades’ poetry books, I urge you to, for you will not regret it.

With a humble mind and a full heart,

Adonis Mann, Author


Thank you so much for your eloquent testimony, Adonis Mann, and thanks everyone for reading.


Poet, short story writer, and aspiring novelist. This blog details my writing journey and everything in between: supporting other writers, doing a feature column and serving as editor-in-chief for All Authors Magazine Online.

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