Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (Review)


It’s the hard, hard, hard

and the grind, grind, grind

the time you find

to sign your life away,

and I promise to be honest

when I’m tired and melancholic,

and I’d rather be in demand

then empty-handed,

’cause I can’t understand

how I bowed to demand

and landed badly


ans when you’re around,

I’m drowning

in sound

and proud of it. 


Eyes Like Lighthouses when the Boats come home, is an eclectic selection of poems by Dane Cobain.   It is his first book of poetry and it is not for the faint hearted.   Some of the poems have explicit content so parental advisory is needed for this book.

I was sent a copy to review by Dane.   I, personally, have to read poems that have some meaning to them.  These certainly did.  Some were emotional, other thought provoking.  Some made you smile, others made you think about life and the stresses surrounding it.

The book is written in 9 sections each with a sub heading.  Anxious Words, The Sentiment Suite and Falling Through Time are three of these sections.    Some poems are longer than others.    Each written in Dane Cobain’s unique way.

The poems have been scribed by Dane to be performed.   His influences in writing this assortment of poems were Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowki, modern free verse and performance poets.   He was also influenced by his family and friends.

I really enjoyed reading this book and would happily recommend for others to read.   Maybe a poet who will be discussed in the future for Literature exams in mainstream schools.

This is the ISBN of the book should you wish to get a copy.  ISBN 9781533568939

Eyes like Lighthouses When the Boats come Home can be purchased at Amazon via this link

Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent Poet, Musician and Storyteller with a passion for language and learning.  When he is not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.


Im sure if you get a copy you will enjoy as much as I did.



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