5/5 for me.
First poetry collection that I read.
I am rating this poem collection as someone who doesn’t read poems.
Short. Sweet. Simple. Magical.
I have since avoided buying poem collections and reading poem itself for the fact that I just don’t enjoy reading it. Even before I was still in school, analyzing poems is what I hated the most. I just hate how alot of mind strength and muscle is required to digest a poem.
But this book changed how I looked into poems. This is a gem. I like how the author made her connection to the readers. How she made the poems very simple. How with simple words he made readers reflect into them.
The whole collection revolved around love. From the time that you meet that someone to the point of almost giving up and fighting again. I like how the emotions were translated to words. Magical.
The author also added short essays which added magic to the book. I am lost with words as to how I’ll describe this.
This one hit me the most:
“One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else–closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel–one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them–even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering–the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.”
Though here is a word of warning–you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.”
Feels. Feels. Feels.
I know that poetry is not for all. And I know that it’s not for me but the poems on the book spoke to me. The words spoke to me.
I read the whole collection in less than an hour and I have to reread it again to relieve the magic and hit harder the second time. And for sure I’ll reread this again many times in the future.
“The briefest moment shared with you – the longest on my mind.”
“If I feel it, can I un-feel it, now I’ve felt it?”
“Someday I’ll be over you, I know, I know – I think.”
Goodreads link to Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: