Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts
C. K. Sobey
Inner Harvesting (2021)
Reviewed by Kathy Stickles for Reader Views (11/2022)
As a reader and a reviewer, I have never actually spent a lot of time with the poetry/prose genre. I always felt it was not exactly my thing and was not sure how one would write a review about a book such as this. But the title called to me and I am happy to say, after reading “Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts” by C. K. Sobey, it IS my thing, and it is quite easy to write a review.
In these pages, Ms. Sobey has been able to give the reader insight into her everyday life. She shows us how so many things that one sees or feels on a daily basis have the ability to turn someone’s life around and twist them inside out. Life is always a jumble, at least in my opinion. It can make you happy, sad, fearful, confused, traumatized, and joyful at any given moment. It can also turn you upside down and make you feel more than one of the emotions at the same time. With her poems, Ms. Sobey has shown us that her own journey has been full of observations about her life, other’s lives, our planet, and our beliefs, and I absolutely loved it.
These pages are full of awareness, understanding, spirit, and beauty. They, to the reader, are informative, insightful, and soothing. Life is a challenge to all of us, but reading these words makes one feel that they are a part of the author’s journey and it allows them to see a piece of themselves as they read the words.
I loved the writing and the beautiful photos that were included in the book. The book will definitely touch anyone who reads it and make them feel that they too can survive this confusing and terrifying thing that we call life, no matter the situation they find themselves in.
I recommend “Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts” by C. K. Sobey, to all, and look forward to reading more of this author’s musings. Thank you for sharing it with us.