Freeze Frame captures the essence of the poet in this private audience poetry performance which
Whether you are seeking an inspirational quote or a cutting edge intellectual concept, Freeze Frame
is a unique collection of short poems allowing you to step aside and perhaps hit the pause button of your
own rushing life.
We are born without language into a world of tears, mystery, sounds, shapes, light and dark. Slowly
words begin to allow us individual expression. For the poet, this process never stops. The quest for words
with which to capture the sound of wind in trees, an echo on a lonely city street, an unexpected jolt of joy,
and on and on.....is the quest and frustration of the poet. Whether it is the nuance of a relationship or the
clatter of a factory machine, we seek to hold them so that they may be seen, maybe for just long enough to
make a little more sense of them. By sense of course, I mean perhaps beauty, pathos, symmetry and on
through an infinity of inadequate dictionaries.
Freeze Frame is a project arising from my own experience as a poet. We live in a multi-channel world.
Poetry is no longer a mainstream medium and we should not be surprised at this. Our lives are dominated by
work and survival. We can click on any film we wish to watch, or hear any song that was that was ever composed.
So what could poetry do that was special?
My response was that it could provide a tiny pause in the great evolving video of our time.
Perhaps it was worth freezing the frame.
I invited five other writers to contribute to this collection. The great thing about other poets is that they are
not me. They are free of my own influences and prejudices. I also invited a musician to listen to the poems and
compose a piece to blend the personalities and freeze the frame on each of the poets. The result is a
stunning piano composition with 6 individual motifs, that stand alone but which also blend together in
the title track for the audio book (free with both print and e-book).
I thank all of them for their preparedness to join this mission.
Watch the launch video... get the flavour of Freeze Frame - meet the poets and hear the music, on Oscar
Sparrow's author page, click his name just below the title at the top of this page and find the video on the far right
under the blog.
Out there in the ether there are the images, the metaphors, the juxtapositions and the rhythms that
say just a little more than the words alone.
Available now for e-book with audio (Kindle, iPad, Android, Windows etc via Amazon Apps) as well as in print.
Why not take a look at a few of the poems - scroll up and click on LOOK INSIDE!