Yesterday afternoon, I sat in my backyard and read this collection of poems. It was a beautiful summer day. Perhaps it was the perfect day for contemplation. Mockingbird Come Home brought me back to a million memories that I had forgotten and details of the magic of everyday life that normally seem to get lost in the chaos of my regular life.
Stephen B. Wiley has a gift for seeing the beauty in everyday life and seemingly normal things. Some of his pieces reflect images of the past. After reading a number of these poems, I found my reminiscing and remembering similar times in my own life.
Other works in this book looks to the present: situations, people, and thoughts. I often found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with the author's way of thinking or resonating with the feelings in his works. I think that often we are so busy that we forget about the beauty and wonderment in our own experiences and in our daily life.