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Prelude to Light

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In her debut collection, Venetta Octavia ventures inwards on a personal journey to discover the light within.

She writes of how love and loss are often the same thinga reflection that defines who we arebut also, how the stories we breathe life into are only the creations of our own mind.
Paperback, First, 80 pages
Published July 29th 2016 by Platypus Press (first published July 28th 2016)
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Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i don't know if it's truly possible but prelude to light gets better every time i read it. this has been my 3rd time reading it and this is the most I've enjoyed it within all 3 times. i always do enjoy poems about love and mythology. this collection has a couple in the middle and they're fantastic. i can actually fully recommend this book.
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Scary, isn't it, that a woman can be fierce and terrible, and still be a woman. And still have weakness. And still be made of flesh. And still be able to drown in water.

Beautiful, in it's contradiction, in it's strengths, it's weakness. A pleading to be allowed to be strength and ethereal, to be bold and feather light. A blinding light shone own it's own darkness.

There's a sense of knowing that you're something special, something that deserves to live, something that deserves to be given some
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Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i make a habit of falling in love with poetry so easily. maybe it says something about me, but i have no problem falling into words & feeling them deeply. & so much of this book, i feel so very, very deeply. reading her poetry on tumblr has perhaps made me biased to some length, but i don't think my opinion would change if i hadn't previously read any of her work.

poetry always feels extremely personal to me, & it was raw & real & i can't think of anything more to say other
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Shelves: english, poetry
Whilst not every poem in Venetta Octavia's Prelude to Light managed to touch me, I still very much enjoyed reading it. I wasn't sure if I would like this book when I bought it, but the poems of love, loss and light were often very captivating.
I absolutely loved 'Big Bang, Shooting Star, Blazing Fire'. It's the first poem of the book and it managed to really pull me into a book I wasn't sure about before reading it.
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