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Shall I Be a Poet Instead? is Lianne M. Bernardo's first collection of poetry. In it she conveys her thoughts, feelings, and observations of the magic and confusion of life, love, art, the world around us, and the times we live in.
Paperback, First Edition, 54 pages
Published June 28th 2017 by Lianne M. Bernardo

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rachel selene
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, giveaways
A kiss on the lips that lingers
despite the absence of touch.
An embrace from a shadow
that does not exist.
A deep longing for something
never felt, never known
and yet haunts with every step,
sensed with every turn —
a haunting without a ghost.


this is a short collection, and i read it in a single sitting. lianne handles her words beautifully — these poems are lush and vivid, even nostalgic, and they resonated with me deeply. sometimes it felt as if she had reached into my head and pulled out some of
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Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount)
This debut poetry collection is certainly very readable. It tends almost entirely toward very short poems that remind me a bit of Chinese or Japanese poetry, though without as much symbolism built in. Most of these poems are quite straightforward, and what they lack in the way of complexity and subtlety they make up for by being more accessible. So, while I am not sure how this collection would be received by the world of 'professional' poets, the everyday reader will probably enjoy this collect ...more
adik miftakhur
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like the book a lot. It's such a brief read but still the book is definitely worth your time. Anyway the author sent me a copy in exchange for an honest review. If you're wondering, yeah this one is a collection of poets kinda book, but I was having fun reading it. So if you're looking forward to reading a poet then I could assure you that this one would suit you a lot.
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Shelves: my-writings, poetry
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Lianne M. Bernardo is from Canada. She has previously written for high school and university publications, online e-zines, and Youth Speak News at the Catholic Register whilst accumulating a stack of unpublished content ranging from novel-length stories to poetry.

You can also follow her on Instagram: @shallibeapoetinstead
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