Your Sugar Sits Untouched
Your Sugar Sits Untouched is a partial re-release of Emilie Autumn's 2001 poetry book, Across The Sky & Other Poems. In addition, it includes seven new poems.
My favourites are Ghost, Alas (The Knight), and The Ballad of Mushroom Down.
My overall thoughts are that some of the poetry is a bit immature. Most are about adolescent love, the loss of innocence, rejection and heartache -- all a bit predic...more
I feel bad only marking this two stars, because I'm a big fan of Emilie Autumn. The truth is, though, a lot of these poems are mediocre, and some are just a bit not good (I hesitate to say bad, but...). This is understandable, as they were all written between the ages of 13 and 18, which is quite young.
In some of the poems, Autumn is simply trying too hard. She inverts words for no apparent reason and wrenches stress. She forces rhymes where the poem would be very lovely without rhyme. Most anno...more
That being said, I love this book. I love it so much. I'm (sort of) a fan of Emilie Autumn, so I'm aware that I'm very biased about it. Those poems just h...more
The book is 106 pages (1,5 hours of audio), so you get a lot for your money. I have never read it without audio, so it takes a while to get through it, but I love the peaceful time.
The poems are written by Emilie Autumn between the ages of 13 and 18, so some poems are obvi...more
I couldn't believe Autumn wrote this at such a young age. The poems are lovely and Emilie always manages to sound so eloquent and wise.
Overall, the book is wonderful, as is everything Emilie produces, and I completely recommend it. My favourite poems included How To Break A Heart, Ghost, A Plea to the Dying, Didn't, and Funny How Things Change.
The recording is really well done and the accompanying music goes so well with it, contributing to the poetry but never overwhelming it. I particularly enjoyed the 'Blackbird Sonnets', but then, I am a sucker for mini-series of poetry.
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Like charming and romantic and sentimental
Forgetting that charming is witchcraft
Romantic is love
And sentiment is what makes us human”