Poetry for the heart and soul. A finalist for the Book Excellence Awards of 2019. In her debut poetry collection, Brenda Baker explores our shared humanity and what it means to be human. Throughout, she introduces a wide range of characters from all walks of life - inviting the reader to share intimate stories of love, loss, heartache, pain, and joy.
So I’m in a poetry mood lately but I’m still trying to find what I like and don’t like.
This collection was a mix of poems I enjoyed and poems that I didn’t enjoy, and I actually took the time out of my reading to highlight some of my favourites. There were poems about mothers that really resonated with me, as they seemed to feature love and loss in balance – and as someone who has lost their mother, they just really hit close to home.
Other poems i found dragged quite a bit and i ost interest in them because the rhythm of lengthy poems just put me off but there were a few one liners sometime that I liked.
This was a free ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This collection of poems can be relatable to so many people in the world. It is about people finding themselves and who they are. Finding thier self worth and moving forward no matter what or who stands in thier way. The poems have pain, you can actually imagine what these people are going through, but it also have hope and faith as they get through their problems, and strength to keep fighting on. They are survivors and fighters. These poems are an inspiration to so many people, myself included. This is a book a person could look back on time and time again when needed to be reminded, no matter what is going on in your life, you will find your way home.
This is an absolutely wonderful book of poetry. The author really shares from her heart. Some of these poems are heart-wrenching and I felt a pull toward the author as she shared such heartfelt poems. These will grab and tug at your heart strings. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author. Excellent book and it gets 5***** from me.
*I received a copy of this book from the author and all opinions stated are my own*
Wow! The author's words dominate the pages of this book and provide intellectual unadulterated views of the world directly from her heart. This is not your normal book of poems, it is life's perspective that leaves you thinking long after reading the final page. (less)