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Blood Red Strawberries – a new Poetry Collection book by Yaara Ben-David

Blood Red Strawberries – a new Poetry Collection book by Yaara Ben-David

Yaara Ben-David Blood Red Strawberries
Blood Red Strawberries is a journey of fascinating, exploratory and exquisite poems of the highest caliber. Yaara Ben-David’s collection speaks with an elegant tongue – it is bound in simplicity as it exposes the complexities of daily life. It winds around the intimate places and extends to the collective.

Blood Red Strawberries is a journey of fascinating, exploratory and exquisite poems of the highest caliber.

Yaara Ben-David’s collection speaks with an elegant tongue – it is bound in simplicity as it exposes the complexities of daily life. It winds around the intimate places and extends to the collective.

I buy myself rights
in this plot of time
in which one always pays
in blood-red strawberries,
to later draw the line for eyes
oblivious to their own longing.
The beauty is in the fruit that has ripened and slowly soured
and is already molded in the language
like a contradiction within itself.

 – From Reaffirmation

There was a man who loved the shape of the pear,
its greenish color, its softness and its juice
treasured, kept under the thin veiling peel.
Thus, he held the shape of the pear
as a metaphor for the racing of blood
in the entangling underbrush of time,
Therefore, he deposited the pear in the words
and in a rare touch
of a passing moment of desert-like existence in her vivid body.

 – From Existing Absolutely

“With courage and sensitivity, love and straightforwardness, Yaara Ben-David moves into the ‘Terra Incognito’ of relationships between children and parents. It is a bold and unique collection filled with wonder. It is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is inspiring.”
– Haim Be’er (author)

“Yaara Ben-David realizes Nietzsche’s advice to the artist is to integrate all forms of art. Her poetry is deep and resounding – sounds and images mesh with one another, creating a gorgeous verbal collage. Poetry at its best.”
– Professor Ziva Shamir

“Thanks to Yaara Ben-David for leading us into Alice’s world – into Wonderland. Blood Red Strawberries comes to us from the unseen depths and presents itself in a refreshing and unique voice. It widens the heart and mind.”
– Professor Nitza Ben-Dov

Winner of The Prime Minister’s Prize in 2013, The Tchernichovksy Prize in 1998 and The Brenner Prize Honor of Excellence 2016, Yaara Ben-David is author of eight other books.

The book was published by and is available at ContentoNow.com

Get the book also at: Amazon.com

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