FLASHES OF EMOTION
A Collection of Poems
Butterflies deep inside, walking around the heart with the feet of a thousand millipedes . . .
From the Back Cover
Flashes of Emotion
Journalists can be a pretty soul-less bunch at times, and while they are great at communicating hard facts they are generally less adept at expressing their feelings and their sensitivities. That’s not true of all journalists, of course, and it certainly isn’t true of Augustine Sam who has somehow managed to combine a career in mainstream journalism with an equally successful career as a creative writer and poet extraordinaire, picking up awards and accolades left, right and center for his amazing poems.
Andy Smith FRGS FCIJ
Editor, The Journal
of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, U.K.
"Sam knows how to put across emotions and thoughts, and they resonate from every poem. Flashes of Emotion is a collection of romantic poetry that looks into a vast array of subjects: love, pain, death and other life matters that evoke our sentiments. The poems are written in a vivid and refreshing style, which makes it a pleasure to read and reread."
"Augustine's poems glow with musical invention and the manner in which he elects to place his words on the page enhances the meaning and the beauty of these works... Liquid flowing music from a poet who understands passion. His eloquent poems speak to each of us as private as a whispered conversation. Brilliant."
Top 500 Reviewer - Hall of Fame - Vine Voice
"Fifty-two poems, intellectual and emotional - Sam's vocabulary is large, as is his geography. You will find imagery, as in 'Italian Cemetery.' You will find relationship galore here, for example in 'Gestures & Allusions.' If you are looking for a sad love poem, turn to 'The Greatest Gift.' Sam's style may take a bit of getting used to, but that voice produced several favorites in my notes. Five stars it is, and extremely recommended."
The Kindle Book Review
"Masculine, Effective & Pristine - In Augustine Sam's Flashes of Emotion, the use of language and allusions to cultural norms is masterful, while his tone plays the chasing dawn of a morning sun we're unwilling to wait and see. This collection affected me... those poems Augustine Sam rocked were outstanding. I recommend Flashes of Emotion to every poetry lover who wants love songs and outside angles from a tender, masculine perspective."
Vraeyda Media - Canada