Présentation de l'éditeur
This small but powerful chap-book includes openers Snow White and Purple Rain, the most artistic and metaphorical pieces. They sweep the reader quickly, and provide a defining theme to what's in store. Gliding into a slightly bolder direction through the almost cacophonous, and searing Distorted Rainbow, D'Settēmi delivers a shocking, lengthy, bold poem, which illustrates in an exquisite fashion the many trials and tribulations of one suffering from serious mental illness and mood dis-orientation.
In a highly creative form, the poet next presents its senior version, Prism of Panic! A more mature and multifaceted reflection on mental illness, depression, neurotic and psychotic behaviors, this poem also produces a shocking tale of turmoil. Through both realism and metaphor, Nicole once again highlights so many branches of the human condition.
Finally, Part III, Crimson Tide, is another poem with similar themes, but provides a more withdrawn and dreamy quality, covering the tragic result of mental illness--often--suicide. The detached tone almost spectacularly epitomizes what many must experience when their rage results in this tragic manner. It also gives the reader a glimpse into what one can expect, should they delve into the three full chapbooks in this anthology.