Sound Words Seen

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
pages: 102
Published by RukBooks April 4, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1484045671
ISBN-10: 148404567X

Trade Paperback: $9.95

Not available in e-Pub versions
About "Sound Words Seen"
A collection of poetry written by a novelist.

In these are contained close observations turned into sound, as poetry is meant to be read aloud. Some are derived from personal experiences intensely felt, others from observations of what others have done.

The author, Charles Bechtel, has explored many forms: haiku, haibun, sonnet, rhyming couplets, free verse, always with an ear for the crafted sound and an eye for the specific and singular events. Always looking for the unique image perfectly framed to deliver a succinct thought, Bechtel crafts more than writes his poems. He believes the point is to use the fewest number of words to bring the reader to the sharpest association with his experiences.
An Amazon customer review:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jackie, on November 23, 2014
How to write a meaningful review about such meaningful poetry? Charles Bechtel made it easy for me to slip right into his shoes as he navigates his memories. Physical, mental, intellectual memories that pass vividly from the paper to my mind. I feel less envy than happiness when reading about personal moments (presumably his). Words here prompt me to feel understood, understanding and connection with precious times with family and friends.

I have no less than 7 ear-marked pages in this short, but packed with meaning, book. "Sound Words Seen" is a book of poetry that I highly recommend, and has inspired me to think deeper and longer about all things including my work, art, and life.