"Beatrice Diamond's immortal verse can bring the oppressors to tears."
-Joshua Meander, well-known poet and editor/publisher of Nomad's Choir
"Beatrice Diamond's poetry springs from the mind and heart-a fountain, filled with human emotion and compassion toward the subject. It moves with an upfront honesty and beauty upon the page."
-Evie Ivy, renowned poet and author of two chapbooks and anthologies
This selection of poems by Beatrice Diamond, a frequent presenter at New York City poetry venues, delves into emotions to which only poetry can do justice. From the despair and heartache of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to the joys of spring, Bea's Random Buzzings includes a poem for every season and every mood.
Unlike some poets, Diamond is not afraid to examine her own fears and the events that have shaped the world. In "The Terror," she writes, "The Terror knows no border / has no limited geographics, / is not fenced in / There is no end to the tragic din."
But other poems, like "The 'New' New Orleans," exude hope and happiness. Diamond writes, "New Orleans citizens seek heavenly / guidance to rebuild, / fight psychological aftermath, / follow an optimistic, successful path / for the birth of a / "New" New Orleans."
Also included are snapshots and paintings that correlate with the mood of individual poems. After all, Simonides, the poet stated, "Art is poetry and poetry is art with the written word."
Do not be afraid. Instead, be ready to laugh, be saddened, and reflect as you read Bea's Random Buzzings.