A collection of personal poetry illustrated by John Tordoff
Reinhard Tenberg

Poetry soup recipe

Slice half a pound of words into
six abstruse metaphors
and lay in large pan of figurative speech;
pour rhythm stock over the broth
and heat up gently,
but don’t hyperbole
cook on low heat until all the
ingredients make your heart leap up
like a rainbow in the sky.

Published: 1st Jan 2018
Paperback: 64 pages
Price: £10.00
ISBN: 9-781912-419050

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For me, poetry is a form of meaningful conversation in shorthand. If there are a handful of poems and artwork in this collection that speak to you or touch you, we shall be pleased to have found some common ground. Some of the poems have been set to music or have been recorded and can be freely accessed on my website via the poetry tab.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Reinhard studied English Literature, Linguistics and Politics and taught at the universities of Bristol, Palmerston North (NZ), Middlesex and Cambridge before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where he spent the latter half of his career. Reinhard writes full-time now. He also writes short stories and poetry and has now embarked on his second novel. He continues to live in Cambridge.
Reader Reviews...

9f1f8e59-107d-4faf-83b1-645a88e6fa2e._CR0,1.0,331,331_UX460_ Caroline Gilfillan
5 out of 5 stars Beautiful combination of poems and illustrations

What a beautiful book! I love the combination of poems and illustrations, and the whole thing is immaculately produced. I enjoyed the mix of humour, observation and reflection: the poems are so varied. I had to smile at 'Senior Citizen's Prayer'. Other poems were touching: 'Through the looking glass' and 'Bones in a box', for example. The illustrations are colourful, stylish, witty. All in all a wonderful book, with proceeds of sale going to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a most deserving cause. Do buy it.