This is what I classify as a funny and happy-type poetry book.Â It’s packed with humor and is written by a wonderful blonde who jokes about herself.Â Daveda Gruber, is a sensational author and poet of numerous volumes of poetry.Â She is beautiful, witty, and full of charm, which will become very obvious while reading this excellent poetic volume, “A Blonde View Of Life.”
Daveda starts the book with an exceptional poem, “A Yellow Rose,”Â written in the Quatrain format.Â It speaks highly about meeting her husband, Sonny, who is from Pennsylvania, when he travelled to Montreal, Canada to meet her for the first time.
You will crack up while reading her series of poems, “Gym Bag on Fire,” regarding buying underwear for her ex-husband, Jerry, who is a lawyer. Apparently, he had left his gym bag on the stove top with a variety of his underwear inside and the bag burned to ashes.Â The irony is that she had to buy him several new sets of American underwear, while accompanied by her now husband, Sonny, at her side in the store. HA!Â This is really a funny poem.
While reading, check out her poem, “A Blonde Moment.”Â It will have you in stitches from laughing.Â In the last stanza she states, “I am a dumb blonde honey; it seems that Jerry still owes me money (referring to her ex-husband the lawyer).”
Her articulation and personification of inanimate objects will get you moving in the following poems: “I am a Jockstrap,” “Life as a G-String,” “I am a Sock,” “I am a Bra,” and others.Â She brings these non-life pieces of clothing to life in her poems while telling detailed stories with vivid images.
Reading about famous people is like a “Who’s Who in American Society.”Â Catch her with these famous people: President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary; John Lennon the singer, and his wife, Yoko Ono; Oprah Winfrey (talk show host); Scotty from Star Wars, beaming her up; and Tiger Wood, the golf pro. Don’t forget that she is also an avid golfer; therefore, if you’re on the golf course and hear someone yell, “FORE,” don’t forget to take cover. Additionally, she is a Scorpio; therefore, take some bug juice with you. Haha!Â This is so much fun writing about my dear friend and poetess.
Daveda gives tribute to her dear and precious mother, who still resides in Montreal, Canada, in the following poems: “July Ninth or Tenth,” regarding her exact date of birth, and “Happy Mother’s Day” in the forms of a Quatrain for the former, and Double Etheree poem for the latter. She also renders tribute on her sisters in “Three Ballerinas.” They are really cute!
She uses the Rhyming Couplet form to place her loving husband, Sonny, in the spotlight.Â Additionally, her use of the Epigram form is very witty in articulating the essence of their love. Don’t forget the brown fluffy poodle pup, “Lady Godiva,” I bet she eats nice dark chocolate candy.
Daveda speaks of her breasts in a humorous manner with a series of poems.Â She refers to how she has had breast reduction, and how her breasts have grown back to be magnets for men’s eyes. Â This is a really funny and humorous section.
She has a variety of pictures throughput the book, which makes the pages catching to the eyes.Â Several of the pictures show her beauty, husband, mother, sisters, and many more.Â Several motifs are also prominent.
Over all, this is an excellent poetry volume written in a story format using a variety of poetry forms.Â It’s humorous as poetry should be, intriguing, and inspirational.
Obtaining and reading this book,”A Blonde View of Life,” should be a special treat.Â Her website is: http://www.davedagruber.com or http://pfppublishers.com.
Submitted by “Epulaeryu Master.”
Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the co-author of two poetry books, A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Thoughts for the Mind, Body and Soul, and Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Milwaukee Area Technical College, Phoenix Magazine; and Taj Mahal Review. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, and is an adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has completed over twenty years of service with the U.S. Army.