Small Acts shows Bernice Lever’s mature voice in full swing from love poems via Facebook and gentle suggestions of how to create peace in our homes and areas to ironic political rants and addiction to fame and wealth.
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If I am correct in my suggestion that when we humans seek to find solutions to our greatest problems we often ask the wrong person, we ask the expert on war about peace, we ask usurers about matters of money, we ask the wealthy about poverty, yet we rarely if ever enquire of the poets, the wise elders, the gentle and thoughtful contemplative muses of the tribe. Bernice Lever writes beautifully of water, the ocean, the amniotic mother of all life, of the need for kindness, the deep and abiding life-sustaining quality of love, love of humanity, love for one another, love of our planet, our earth, our hydrobiological future threatened by being careless, indifferent, and thereby behaving like a futureless species. I ask you to read these poems and see here as I see here someone who writes as a warning and as a harbinger of hope. Perhaps poets do not change the world, but they sometimes change the inner life, and in so doing give hope where hope does the most good.
Bernice Lever has an innovative, avant-garde and unconventional ability to explore complex social media and environmental issues and to weave poems to express them emotionally with astonishing simplicity. Her poetry highlights the intricacies of far fetched ‘facebook-love” and loss of innocence.