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poems for the sound of the sky before thunder by Topaz Winters
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Where does one start with a collection as ephemeral as this?

Topaz is a weather system in her own right throughout this book, manifesting in both the lightest of rainfalls and deadliest of storms. Through metaphors that interlock between pieces and grow with both reader and writer, "Poems For The Sound of The Sky Before Thunder" offers a very open-hearted and open-armed view of love, mental illness, personal growth, and belonging. Topaz writes with a wisdom beyond her years, acting as a very necessary bridge between the childlike joy of existence and the reality of settling into one's life. The poems here are honest, and soft -- to read them feels like getting letters from an old friend.

In my favorite poem from the collection, Topaz writes "if you never say my name again, i hope at least you remember what it was to love a space free of all that thunder." PFTSOTFBT is both the thunder, and the space between it. For storm chasers and storm weatherers (is that a word? I don't think so) alike, these poems won't disappoint.
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Reading Progress

June 11, 2018 – Shelved
June 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
January 22, 2019 – Started Reading
January 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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