We Are All Children Searching for Love Leonard Nimoy

ISBN: 9780883960240

Published: August 1st 1977


63 pages


We Are All Children Searching for Love  by  Leonard Nimoy

We Are All Children Searching for Love by Leonard Nimoy
August 1st 1977 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 63 pages | ISBN: 9780883960240 | 4.31 Mb

Stuff I Read – We Are All Children Searching for Love by Leonard Nimoy ReviewOh boy. So my wife and I came across this in a used book store, and we both have been a little curious about reading some of Leonard Nimoy’s poetry after seeing a book of it in a bookstore quite a while ago. I must say that it was my wife that actually picked it out for purchase, but I guess I don’t really regret that.

I just want to qualify the purchase a little (and perhaps shift the blame). But yes, we got home and read this aloud, and oh boy. It is, at least and mercifully, a short read, and we got through it with only a bit of help from alcohol.The problem isn’t that the poetry isn’t genuine at all, because I have to assume that this is the real deal, the actual feelings that Mr Nimoy was felling, and they aren’t exactly bad sentiments.

They are, however, expressed in the most obvious and predictable of ways, and the poems at times read a little more like we were reading a hallmark card as opposed to an actual book of poetry. Now, I have respect for Nimoy, at least in as far as I am a Star Trek fan. I might not have liked his cameo in the most recent Star Trek movie, but that’s a gripe for another day.Really, it’s just that he doesn’t exactly show us anything new.

The poems are all cliché, and using some very basic ideas and concepts. I will say that perhaps that is intentional so as to give people who don’t read a lot of poetry the chance to know what he’s talking about, but the entire book lacks subtlety, lacks restraint, and lacks refinement. The ideas are all there, and are good ideas. This has the definite feel of something that is dated a bit in the time, in the Seventies, but even so it’s not what I would call good. It might be saying something I can agree with, something I can recognize very easily, but it’s not good poetry.

It’s bad poetry. It is at times very painful to read, especially out loud.Of course, it can also be hilarious to read out loud, especially if you have a bad Shatner spoken word impersonation that you’d like to try. But the words themselves are a bit of a let down. It doesn’t make me respect Leonard Nimoy any less, but it does leave me not at all impressed by his foray into poetry.

It is there, it is rather bad, but it is what it is. I guess I can enjoy it because it is Nimoy and for that alone I give it a 3/10.

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