I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with poetry. Besides Emily Dickinson, I can’t say I truly love another poet. But, I still try and today I have another collection of poetry to share with you.
I’m going to skip straight to the review section as there isn’t really a blurb for this book.
The poems in Lessons I’ve Learned are lessons in heartache, love, people’s opinions of others, and a bad relationship with a mother, among others. Therefore, there is probably at least one theme you will relate too, and a few others that will bring comfort at another point in life. For me, this reading was all about people’s opinions of others.
It was very clear to understand how the author felt at each point of writing a poem. Plus, the poems were short and easy to read. However, I have to admit that I found it difficult to get the flow of poetry in my head. This is not to say that the author is to blame. Like I already said, I find it hard to connect to poetry. Therefore, I have to say that while I appreciated this book, it didn’t make me fall in love with poetry. Saying that, I’d love to hear some of these poems as spoken poetry. I think the emotion of what the author has to say would come out better vocally.
Are you a poetry fan? Who is your favourite?
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.