40 POEMS AT 40 by Ingrid Wilson – reviewed by Gabriela Marie Milton

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40 POEMS AT 40 by Ingrid Wilson – reviewed by Gabriela Marie Milton

40 POEMS AT 40 by Ingrid Wilson is the manifesto of an extremely intelligent, and talented, woman unafraid to explore her past and her inner and outer worlds. Ingrid’s poetry soars to the sky when the seasons change. It dwells in the most secret corners of the soul when dark moments knock on the door.

Ingrid has written 40 beautiful poems. 40 beautiful poems in which one comes face to face with yearnings to change the world, biographical notes, questions about the birth of the universe, pain, and love. Ingrid’s poems weave splendidly the ontological and the epistemological plans to create art.  What, and how, come together in an unbelievable journey into the life of a woman in which children go to school and birthdays need to be celebrated. 

Oh, and how the landscape plays a role in her beautiful poetry. Italy, England, Spain are not only used for decorative purposes.  In Ingrid’s poetry they become intricate parts of the author’s soul.

The space and the time are perceived through intimate prisms. There is North and South, and there is the sea, with its majesty. There is a certain November sky with its colors. There are dancing ice queens and solstices of the heart. There are striking lines like: “I am the song unsung/the life unlived.”

One can almost hear the opening villanelle with her up and down tonalities. It sounds like the song of a nightingale.

The book will be released next month when Ingrid turns 40. Here are a thousand cheers for this stunning volume of poetry and for its author – a woman who knows how to ask questions about the real meaning of life. A woman who does not mince words and does not submit to stereotypes.

Read 40 POEMS AT 40. It’s a fabulous book. You will not be disappointed.

Publication date: February 11, 2022.
The book will be available for pre-order before the publication date.
You can find Ingrid’s work here.

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
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92 thoughts on “40 POEMS AT 40 by Ingrid Wilson – reviewed by Gabriela Marie Milton

  1. Dear Gabriela,

    I am moved to tears by your wonderful review of my book. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this: it means the world to me ❤️

    1. Ingrid, it was a pleasure to read your book and write the review. Thank you for trusting me. I know your beautiful poetry. Yet, you managed to write even more beautiful poetry. A stunning book. I say it with all my heart. Congratulations.

  2. What a captivating review, Gabriela. Thanks so much for introducing me to Ingrid and her book of poetry. You’re such a wonderful supporter of this community. Congrats to Ingrid. <3

    1. Diana, my pleasure and thank you so much for being here. I am glad you enjoyed the review. Ingrid’s poetry is wonderful.
      As for supporting this community – there is nobody like you.
      Thank you again for the visit.
      Wishing you a wonderful day

  3. WOW! You could not have expressed this more beautifully and descriptive of Ingrid’s incredible writing that moves mountains opening inroads to our own insights as we travel with her Gabriela!
    A beautiful book and review and I can’t wait to have a copy in my hands.
    Congratulations Ingrid and Happy Almost 40th birthday! What a great way to celebrate! 💖💖💖🌷💃😘

    1. Good morning my beautiful Cindy and thank you for taking the time to read the review. We both know how gorgeous Ingrid’s poetry is. It was such a pleasure to write the review.
      Sending you lots of love.
      Have a fabulous day.

      1. Good Morning Dearest Gabriela!
        It is a pleasure and your review outstanding. We sure do and you did her great justice well deserved.
        Thanks my friend and I will@ You do the same!!

      2. Thank you again Cindy. Your support means a lot. I will visit with you soon.

      3. It’s a pleasure my dear.. I’m only on the 2-3 xs so I’ve got nothing for you today.. and maybe a dark piece tomorrow..🤣 with no uplifting Cindy at the end.. 🤣 just pushed it’s way out… we shall see.. 😘😘😘😘

      4. I am sure it’s a wonderful piece. I cannot wait to read it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. I am so happy to hear that Ingrid has written a beautiful book of poetry. What an accomplishment. Your review is provocative and leaves one extremely curious which is always a great thing. Thank you for the review Gabriela and a sincere hope that Ingrid’s book is an amazing success. ❤️🤗🦋🥰🎊🎉🍾🎊🎉

    1. Hello honeybun, Ingrid indeed wrote a fabulous book. I am certain you will enjoy her work. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the review and for being here to support Ingrid. It means a lot.
      Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love.

      1. It has been a busy but fun day Button. There is electricity in the writing community right now I can feel it. So many projects, etc. going on and so much support from everyone. I love the idea of 40 poems at 40. I thought it was extremely clever and love her book cover as well. I look forward to reading it and I’m sure she appreciated having you do a review before it comes out! Wonderful, very happy that the community is all fired up. Blessings, love, Health and some inspiration coming your way, love Honeybun 🎊🎉🍾🎈🎉🍪🍾🎈

      2. What a beautiful reply honeybun. I am happy you feel energized and enjoy all projects that are going on. It is indeed wonderful to be part of such a supportive community. I hope everything is wonderful on your side. Sending love ❤️

      3. Yes, indeed everything is going great and I feel very blessed indeed. Sending lots of hugs and love your way, honey bun❤️🤗🦋🥰🦋🌹🌹

      4. You too dear Button. I am very happy that so many people are doing so well right now in the community. It has been very gracious of you to introduce so many new people that use Instagram as their primary venue for writing to the WordPress community. I think we have all met many new and very talented poets because of that. So a big thank you for that as well. Lots of love Honeybun 🎉🤗❤️🦋🥰🎈

      5. Thank you hon. You are too kind. I am trying to do my best. As for IG I am not a frequent user of it although I am aware that some in the community use the site very often. Anyway, thrilled to know that so many projects are on the roll and thrilled to be a part of some of them. Love and hugs 🌺🌸🌹❤️

      6. I have no idea what “no thank you means”. I have to be careful when I use the microphone as if someone else is talking it often picks up a word here and there. Made me chuckle when I saw that. I think your Instagram page is quite beautiful and full of lovely pieces of poetry. Anyway have an incredible week. Sending my love and big hugs via a basket made with silk and carried by migrating monarchs. Love ❤️ Honeybun

      7. I have no idea what “no thank you means” I have to be careful when I use the microphone as if someone else is talking it often picks up a word here and there. Made me chuckle when I saw that”

        Hon. What did you see? Where? I have no idea what you are talking about. Can you please expand on that?

        Thank you

      8. If you look one of my comments on this post I started my response with “no thank you Button,” I am sure it was simply thank you Button. Have a blessed evening and stay safe and healthy. Love you, honeybun 🦋. “That is what I was talking about.” Sending hugs and sorry about the confusion. Have a beautiful evening. ❤️🤗🙏🦋🌹

      9. I am sorry hon, I find your comments in Spam which is not good. I do not know what’s going on here.
        Sending love.

    1. Thank you so much Eric. Ingrid deserves plenty of accolades.

      I hope everything is ok with you.

    1. My wonderful Punam, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. Yes, Ingrid is incredible. Thank you for your wishes ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. What a beautiful & captivating review, Gabriela…I wasn’t aware of Ingrid’s writings…now I’m looking forward to grab a copy…many congratulations to Ingrid…

    Gabriela, you must know that you’re a blessing in every way….your magnificent poetry…you’re doing a lot for this community…your love & support is beyond amazing…

    1. My dearest Navin, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I am glad you enjoyed the review. I am glad I helped you discover Ingrid’s writings. You will enjoy them.
      Navin, you are a blessing for this community too. Your beautiful poetry and your help mean a lot to me 💕🌸

  6. I am so happy to discover Ingrid’s work through you – your review is so compelling, I look forward to immersing in her poetry! The title 40 poems at 40 is so inviting. Thank you Gabriela you are a gift to this community as others have mentioned.

    1. Hon, thank you so much for reading and for your wonderful words. You will enjoy Ingrid’s work. The book is excellent.
      On a different note, I left a comment on your site telling you that it was my pleasure to publish your gorgeous poem. I think it may have ended up in your spam folder 😊

      1. My pleasure and privilege truly, I look forward to reading from her.
        Oh thank you so much for letting me know, I just now recovered your comment, it did go to spam!

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  8. What a beautiful review, Gabriela. Your passion and commitment to this community is unmatched. I’m looking forward to the release of Ingrid’s book, and will be among one of the first “in line” to preorder. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend. 🌻🌹❤️✨

    1. Jeff, thank you for your kind words and thank you too for your kindness and your help.

      I know you you will.

      Have a fabulous weekend my dear friend.

      1. It’s always my pleasure, Gabriela. Always. Oh, thank you. It’s such a joy.

        Indeed, I will.

        Thank you, my dear friend. You too. xoxo

  9. Mam can u suggest some ways to do book reviews mam . I am a new blogger and am learning step by step . I completed some books and I wish to review them . Can you guide me please

  10. This must be unspeakably such a wonderous collection worth reading. You’ve charmed my heart with the details, Gabriela. It’s one to grab from the shelves indeed. Congratulations to you, Ingrid dear. 💖

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Ingrid really deserves congratulations. She wrote a fabulous book.

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