This is a collection of poems about love, loss, happiness and sadness.
I received this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is in no way biased.
Genre: Poetry, Romance, YA
Publication Date: March 11, 2015
96 pages, e-book
I don’t read a lot of poetry. Not because I don’t like it but because I just never get around to it. There are novels where poetry is included and I love reading it and getting more out of the story.
This book consists only of poems that tell sad stories and happy stories and stories about loss and love and heartache and wonder. I was intrigued when I first read the title of this book. It just sounds so beautiful and I wanted to know whether there was more to it or not. There definitely is.
The writing itself is intricate, poetic and simply wonderful. Even if you cannot relate to any of the themes that the author touches upon, reading it only for the writing is worth it.
I couldn’t relate to all of the poems, but I thought they were beautiful nonetheless. Those I definitely could relate to were even more amazing! One of my favorite poems is the following:
The Things You Have Yet to See
Be the type of person, without limits. Stand on your rooftop with fingers outstretched toward blue and know, God, if you were just an inch taller you’d touch hands with the sky.
Give all your love away at once, as if you have nothing to lose. You don’t. Your heart never stays empty long. Love is always returned tenfold.
Be the type of person that looks up at the blue sky painted with night and 2 a.m. light and read your dreams clearly in the riddle of stars. See the promise that, experience will wear you down till you’re left tired. But you’ll always be better for it.
Let the sun kiss you with his eyes closed, your laugh taking the shape of his name.
Become the type. Become all of this. Become all of this and let yourself realize: there’s so much more than how you’ve been letting yourself live. There’s another way.
There’s so much more.
Other poems in this collection I also really enjoyed:
Trading Secrets with the Breeze
Things You Learn the Hard Way
A List of Prayers
Seeking: A Reader of Maps
When the Credits Roll
The Golden Hour
Have Courage, My Love
A List of, Essentially, Loves
Why We Live in KitchensBruises.
If you are unsure whether poetry is something for you or not, definitely try reading some modern poetry and this collection of beautiful poems is definitely worth reading!
Thank you very much Marlen for giving me the opportunity to read your poems! I will definitely venture out more into the world of poetry.