Poet Raymond Quattlebaum writes poetry that nurtures not only the heart but the spirit as well.
Poetry is not only a creative form of expression. Poems can touch peoples’ lives and inspire them to have faith, not only in God but also in themselves. Inspirational poetry can have a long-lasting impact on readers because of its form and because they are easy to remember. Mr. Raymond Quattlebaum writes poetry to inspire readers to see from a different point of view and to appreciate God’s wonders and the beauty of life.
Passion and Poetry
Raymond Quattlebaum is an African American poet. Quattlebaum’s love for poetry started in school. In third grade, he wrote poems for his teacher Mrs. Albert. Raymond’s teacher was so amazed by his work that she published his poems in the school newspaper. Writing poetry made Raymond feel good and it inspired him to continue writing. The singing group Earth, Wind, & Fire greatly influenced Raymond in his teenage years. Raymond has written numerous poems and compiled them into two books- Poetry in Motion and The Color of Love.
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion is Raymond Quattlebaum’s first book. The book features poetry about life, its motions, and God’s presence in our daily life.
“So here it is, the book called Poetry In Motion. Poetry is life in Motion, Motion is the Poetry of Life, spinning at a vibration so magnificent, a vision for the world to see. Here, at last, is a book, the Chapters of Poetry In Motion, as we express ourselves through life. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what can you say for a mental visualization? Yes, life is a stage, and we all play a part, but what part do you play in the great scheme of life? As we know, to be a part, you must play a part in the great circle of life and beauty. This book is designed to bring to the reader life in the passage as we know it, the miracle of who we are, Poetry In Motion Life in the Presence of God”
The Color of Love
The Color of Love is Raymond Quattlebaum’s second book. The book features poems that express praise and gratitude toward God. In this book, Raymond Quattlebaum compiles 38 new inspirational poems. In the Color of Love, Quattlebaum also touches on relevant social issues such as inequality. Just like his first book, Paul emphasizes the importance of faith and recognizing the beauty of life. Raymond points out,
“Life is the essence of who we are! We must PUSH! Because in life you never know how far you can go until you PUSH! Life is a constant PUSH!!! We all must PUSH! Because movement is the essence of life. My book will inspire the reader to read more as you turn the pages inspired about what is coming next. My book talks about the chapters of life in its unique form. The coloration in life is Poetry In Motion. You will understand poetry from another point of view, the author. A lot of times in life it’s not what you read, it’s how good the book is you have read, where it takes you. How did it make you feel, did you get anything from it.”
Both Poetry in Motion and The Color of Love inspire readers to look positively at life. Raymond’s poems are filled with love, faith, and motivation. Mr. Quattlebaum’s poetry reminds us that the most powerful force I life is love and that God’s love is all around. Each piece is written with passion and conviction and allows readers a peek into the author’s feelings. Another striking feature of Quattlebaum’s work is his consistency. Raymond Quattlebaum is consistent in his optimism and encouragement. Truly, a passionate poet.