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.
*I knew something was wrong, so I went back to read the book description *
AHHHHHHHH.... "Written between the ages of 13 and 18".
Makes a whole lot of sense now.
SOME LINES FROM POEMS I ENJOYED:
"Have I built up anything in the course of a happy day that cannot be torn down by tomorrow's inevitable"
THE MUSIC I HEARD ONCE
"The music I recall
Was different than it is now ...more
I tried to listen to the audio while reading along, but I stopped after five poems as Emilie's voice got annoying and it was incredibly unclear what she was trying to say ( ...more
My favourites are Ghost, Alas (The Knight), and The Ballad of Mushroom Down.
Upon reading this compilation of poems I found that it reminded me of Enchant era more than anything which isn't a bad thing just different since I like Opheliac so much. It was interesting reading her poems about love and ...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
Which is what I am reviewing, in 2005, for the first time she released the audio version with this new version. Although many never heard of if until it's digital re-release in 2008 because Autumn didn't re ...more
The poems were from a paperback book published in 2001 calle ...more
Although the poetry is terrible I don't view the author as a writer anyway, never have, after just also reading two editions of her novel, but I do see her as a fantastic musician. I would recommend her instrumental recordings but not her books sadly. Al ...more
Have you read Rimbaud and seen how old he was when he wrote his masterworks? What's Emilie's excuse for being such a poor, repetitive and tedious writer. There isn't one since she is the one who thinks herself a genius follow her or research her career and more you'll see what I mean.
Oh, did I want to rate this higher. I truly did.
Sugar is about the farthest away you can get from Vogon, but also strays pretty far from the chilling, unusual experience I'm used to from Emilie Autumn. For me, the Fakespearean language on a few really did a number on what could've been better poems. I'm also not huge on the slightly cheesy romance in places, as Romance is just not my favorite species of poem anyway.
Don't get ...more
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
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
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.
An interesting issue, a dark and colorful voice, nice music, but which often distracts from Emilie's voice.
reccomended for All Muffins and Plague Rats aswell as poetry lovers.