you don't know the half of it
I mostly checked this out because I've never done a volume of poetry on audio. I've heard poems read, obviously, but an entire volume that way seemed like it would be either supremely powerful or a novelty. Unfortunately, I felt the latter with this one. I think poems are meant to be poured over and dissected, with this format you are forced to let each poem wash over you, one after the other... the effect is that it dulls their power.
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷/5 Cheers
#ReadSoulLit Day 2/28 - Best Book of 2017 ⠀
A stunning & captivating book of poetry. Beautiful prose, range & depth.
“what is now will soon be past
Just because you do it
doesn't mean you always will.
Whether you are dancing dust
or breathing light
you're never exactly the same,⠀
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This little book of poetry was powerful, raw and beautiful. Daley-Ward does a wonderful job of writing a mix of poetry and story telling. From heartache to healing. With raw powerful emotion. She also touches on race, religion, family, and love.
I didn't connect with every single poem but I did mark several passages that spoke to me, more than I have in a long time. I am looking forward to reading more of her work.
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I‘m not a poetry person. Don‘t often know how to read it or if I‘m reading it the right way! So to find a collection of poems that one can truly connect with, without the concern of “getting it” or not, is truly special. These poems are special and are meant to be read and re-read and used as daily mantras. Best of 2017 in my book!
A collection that doesn't hesitate to rip open old wounds in order to properly heal them. Ward's poetry is raw and reflective, but she has little patience for wallowing in the past. Instead, she urges us to be better than we have been, pushing us forward with the gentle reminder that "this will give you poetry."
Reposting that these excellent poetry books are currently free on Kindle because it's apparently an event through this week. Download and read! I haven't read Bone but nayyirah waheed is fantastic.
"Look for yourself because it never helps to hear from someone else."
I don't know what to say.
It was a painful reading experience??? I couldn't connect to the topics??? Both of these statements are true, but I doesn't cover the whole thing.
I don't know how to review poetry books. They are so personal.
Don't often read poetry books. This was recommended on another book site and was 99p on kindle. It's an amazing book of poems about life and love (of yourself and others) .
'Seize that loveliness.
It has always been yours.'
'It's never too late to be wise.
See how your spirit has been fermenting.'