Reviews for Ami's work
- Visually stunning, the imagery flows like satin moonlight: soft, pervasive, and powerful.
I went into your portfolio to get a feel for your poetry. I was stunned by what is a powerful body of work. Count me in as one of your many fans.
- Ami Kaye is consistent in bringing through truth she's obviously arrived at through a lot of intense inner work. I know, really feel, that she is always coming from the place of an open heart. She not only pleases the reader, she also shakes them at their roots, gently, for the benefit of their own unfolding, awakening, and healing.
- She has such a command of the language, she seems to make it bend to her will. A great gift to have.
- (Through the Lens) Every word in this poem weaves an emotional pattern that absorbs the reader from the first line to the last.
- (Say the Word) Yes, yes, yes is the word! This is truly magical writing. The interpretation of the relationship between writer and reader is sheer joy to read. I know this is a poem I will enjoy again and again - and find something more with every reading.
- Beautiful, sensual, elegant. The power of the word is obviously well-gifted with you.
- (Bird Bones) This is such a brilliant write--so passionate, intense, and incredibly powerful. The 'bird bone' image alone paints a picture and evokes feeling that is so vivid and fragile it elicits a visceral response.
- Bird Bones is truly an awesome and wonderfully dark piece. The imagery is so stark and clear! Great job. Love the verse:
Broken wings spiral down
in deadly velocity,
fallen arrows streak to earth in a
monstrous coil that scalds the heart.
This is an impressive work. The symbolism and metaphors are absolutely incredible. Title is wonderful and consistently played throughout the poem to the very end.
- (Snow Globe) This poem illustrates the mindset of children whose souls are torn by war. The imagery of the snow globe is a brilliant symbol for innocence. The contrast between the horror of war and the safety of the womb as illustrated by the globe is a work of genius. You indicate well how war hurts those least responsible.
- Oh my gosh! It is magnificent and so horrific, tragic. I wish everyone could read this. EVERYONE. The imagery, dialogue, narrative; all flowed well and gripped me right from the start.
My heart is still racing!
- She has written a piece for the ages, a timeless tapestry of the innocence of children, their love of the magic of snow globes, and the horror of war surrounding and stealing both. This poem is breathtaking in its sorrow, the read is mesmerizing. Deserving of the highest rating without question.
- The analogy between the snow globe and our own earth is stark and clear, the sad condemnation richly deserved. The care that Yusef takes in keeping his promise despite the savage damage inflicted on his innocent body is revelatory of a purity of spirit that is tragically lacking in most of society today.
Thank you for sharing this powerful, visceral experience with us. Very well done.
- (Snow Globe) This one really hit home for me. I am in the army and this is my forth deployment and I have seen a lot of things that no one should have to see. I like the way this poem took me away and put me on the other side of the spectrum. Very well done, and very sad at the same time
- (Pieta) This poet's skill is awesome. In future I will be looking out for more her work. She is truly blessed to be able to raise such deep emotions in her readers.
- (The Lily and the Rose) Captivating write. From the title through the final line, I was focused on the poet's unique expressive talent. Phrasing is creative, as is word selection, without the amateurism of excess. I won't begin to cite the imaginative injection of figurative language. I remove my hat and bow from the waist.
- With every poem of yours I read, I feel more and more amazed at the lyrical content and value of your work. This is a wonderfully crafted poem - a jeweled crown on your poetic head.
- (Say the Word) The beautiful words wrapped around me several times. Each stanza bringing another facet of purpose and understanding to a bigger picture. This was like being beseeched by one who longs to romance her reader. She captured the attention of the onlooker in their gaze and left us all in a trance we didn't want to leave.
- (Sari) A magnificiently woven piece of poetry about the sari that clads the girl who finally unravels herself before the narrator. Lush imagery and vivid descriptions with a rich background melody from the Koyal bird and the sitar stirring up our imagination and fantasy.
- (Say the Word) What I really loved about this piece, is its pace - a most gradual build up to the point of the last word. I applaud your mastery in finding this very deliberate pace. I think it was excellent and well expressed.
- I love Ami Kaye's Papyrus/Pen diptych--it's the writing experience in a nutshell.
Bradley J. Stiles, Ph.D.
- Impromptu by Ami Kaye brings tears to my eyes. All mothers can feel this in their souls. It also shows how important music is to all of us, we cannot live without and it gives us a way to interpret and express the feelings that we cannot articulate, but that are present in our hearts.
- (Naked) This definitely captures the vulnerability of what I call "emotional nakedness" well. I love this stanza "A forced smile/ in porcelain face"--you distinguish so well between the outer persona we show the world, and the inner persona we feel inside and the one with which only the persons know us best are acquainted. Wonderful use of imagery. The ending, "let me wear you again" is a great way of explaining how intertwined lovers are. Superb work.
- I feel the sensual and intimate love affair with the written word. It flows like a dance between pen and ink. The desire of the reader, the pain of the un-read. Very beautifully written. I very much enjoyed reading Say the Word.
- Wonderfully expressive writing. I enjoyed the undercurrents of urgency, and the rhythm maintained is quite impressive.