Kaddish means an ancient Jewish prayer sequence during a meeting of Jews gathering for a religious purpose. It is, in fact, the most respectable or deeply meaningful form of prayer generally in praise of a person. For instance, a male mourner would express and reflect the values of a person who has passed away. Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems by Ruth Netzer is among one of the ten poetry books by the author. In fact, Ruth is five literary awards winner for her work in poetry and other versatile genres. This is a 100-odd pages book but has a unique essence to feel and realize. The cover page goes well with the theme and title. Poems are quite serious in nature with a deep and meaningful touch that is unique in each. In fact, you can call it her autobiographical collection in the form of poetry.
Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems by Ruth Netzer is, in fact, a collection of poems from her ten books on poetry thus promising to have the best of all. Most of the poems in this book revolve around her childhood memories and time spent with her parents. It also reflects the pain of losing her parents and the grief in her life after they depart. This book is special because it carries a separate section of gallery poetry. This is an experiential form of poetry in painting. Ruth being a painter herself has been able to express her feelings well in her paintings. Most of these poems are thoughtful, insightful, and introspective. Like, how beautifully she creates a relation between a running treadmill’s rhythmic sound in a gym and the bellows of the gods. Her poem “In the Gym” needs a special mention in this regard.
Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems Is A Collector’s book
Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems by Ruth Netzer is for every poetry lover. In my opinion, you find a different meaning every time you read a poem from this book.