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When Shall the Butterfly Rest is a collection of beautifully written poetry that explores the many facets of life. The emotions of a lifetime are captured in short, distinct poems filled with imagination and imagery.

The poems flowed at times as if from an unknown hand, while at others had to be hammered and chiseled out to find their form. The poems form a puzzle to fit to
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Ann-Marie
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I tried to find something nice to say about the poetry in this book. Then, for a while, I gave up and toyed with giving it a snarky, one line, scathing review, evoking the ghost of Rod McKuen, but it isn't bad enough for that. It is just flowery, formulaic, light poetry.
There's really nothing to sink your teeth into.
I am a poet. Poets do suffer for their art. If Spuell suffers, he is not willing to share it with us.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Sinclair  Duncan-Mercer
So colorful, just like a butterfly

This book has a poem for ever season and a poem ever ever mood one may be feeling. Reading this felt like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket with a nice cup of tea!
Debra Branigan
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
The heartfelt poems included in this anthology reflect on many aspects of life. They are short and simplistic in nature and some of the topics were interesting. I liked some of the poems, such as "the Rustic Farm" and "Sadness Climbs a Lonely Tree". Overall, however, the simple formulaic writing was not enjoyable. I received this as a goodreads giveaway and the opinion is mine.
Roxanne
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a Goodreads win review. This is a poetry book broken up by seasons. I enjoyed it.
KarnagesMistress
I don't know how to review poetry; I'm not a poet. I liked some of the poems in this collection quite a bit. That really doesn't matter, though. It is obvious that this is poetry created not for the reader, but for the poet himself. All that matters is what he feels, and it is pretty obvious that he is happy with his work. I think that's super! This book will also satisfy the 2019 Watauga County Public Library Reading Challenge categories: A Book By An Author You've Never Heard of Before; A Book ...more
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James Spruell, Ph.D. is an author and international speaker whose engagements have taken him across the globe from Kansas City to Melbourne. His vast consulting experience provides unique insight into the real life problems faced by so many.

A former Associate Professor with a passion for poetry he served in many academic administrative roles. These include MBA coordinator, undergraduate program co
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