Reviews for the You and I Midst Poems and Verses
April 17, 2009: Every poem is in this book tells a story of life & love. His poems teach us some valuable life lessons. The author shares his deepest feelings. Truly beautiful & inspiring. Great gift for anyone.
Hi, Raymondo, honestly your poems are amazing and so do you —-Thanks for sharing cultural things around the world. This is what the world needs —Get s big warm hug and a kiss. I have already told my friends —CIAO
“This collection of poetry offers a thoughtful, passionate journey into the heritage, life, and soul of the author, Raymondo Polanco. The verses reveal sharp insight into Mr. Polanco’s visceral connection to the memories, people, and heart of the Dominican Republic. The book chronicles the love, lust, loyalty, and betrayal attributed to the diverse relationships of the author’s life; perhaps the most poignantly honest is his complex, touching, yet heartbreaking connection with his late mother. It is an erotic, overt, and raw work that was obviously inspired by untamed human emotion. To truly experience the rhythm and beauty of the work, reading the verses in Spanish is most effective, but the translation to English is very well done. The warmth of the island, the fiery emotion, and the sizzling eroticism make Mr. Polanco’s book a hot read”.
By R. Saylor
“thank you kind man it is a great honor to be kept in mind by you in your grand realization of your dreams, which is to publish your first marvellous book and which is going to bring you many ventures”
“Each trace that you leave on the path will allow you to be in the memory, which even though you don’t relate personally, we learn to love you in the silence of the communications A big congratulations from Colombia for you and a hug with love”
“Most dear friend … before anything I would like to thank you for the beautiful dedication, I feel very flattered and blessed with your words … I read slowly to concentrate , up until now I read with much emotion the verses dedicated to RAMONA PIMENTEL, very beautiful, it made me cry, because I truly remembered my mother, I did not read the rest entirely, I simply skipped past a few pages, I stopped at a few verses and sincerely I congratulate you for the entire book and I will be writing to you again, but since now I tell you that I like it a lot, a lot and once again, thank you very much … With all my love I wish you the best of success, your friend ”
“Thanks love, I have read a few of your poems and I have fallen in love with the spirituality that emanates out of every pore of your skin … you have left me like one who discovers something beautiful, which I did not think existed
You have become [one] who lightens my life and I only ask myself if one day I would have the honor to be the motive of your inspiration. Thanks again must be very fortunate, the one who is by your side a hug”
“Up coming author with a style of writing poetry that excellent, wonderful, caring, dramatic, touching and loving. A book you can not stop reading over and over again, and don’t want to end. Highly recommend and anyone would appreciate… PS To the Writer continue on great success don’t stop writing”!!!
“In his new bilingual collection, You and Me Amidst the Poems, Raimundo Polanco writes with insight and compassion. He reaches out not only to the Gay and Hispanic communities, but also to people of all backgrounds and from all walks of life. Drawing from personal experiences, Polanco creates a collage of powerful images tied together by the cultural richness of his native tongue and the colorful translations. Polanco has built a bridge between cultures that few writers have dared to cross.”
“You and I Midst Poems and Verses” is a very moving piece of literature. In his writing Raymond Polanco successfully brought every poem to live. By reading his poems and verses one can feel every emotion that Raymond expresses in them, from sorrow to happiness, far from hate to love; feelings and emotions that we all go through in our lives.”