Align your soul and spirit with this beautiful collection of poetry straight from the author’s heart. Written by Allie Michelle, this edition includes her author notes that convey the energy she experienced when writing these poems. Inspiring and powerful, Allie’s words will sweep you off your feet delivering the message that YOU are a cosmic being.
I’ve started to read more poetry lately, so when this caught my interest I decided to give it a go. Now that I have finished this collection and had some time to think about it, I am still not completely sure how I feel about this one.
I found the pieces flowed well and connected with each other beautifully, but it felt to me as if not every poem was as strong or as moving as it seemed it was intended to be. In saying that, not every poet or poem is for everyone. This collection is just not quite what I needed it to be. So it could be, and I am sure it will be, exactly what someone else might need when they pick it up.
I definitely did have some favourites in this collection though, including: ‘From Lonely to Alone’, ‘Purpose Beyond Perfection’, ‘human’ and ‘do not tell me of who you know’. I especially loved the little snippets of musings which were placed after some poems, these, I felt, were just as poetic as the poems themselves. I would say though, that they should have been printed a little clearer, I had trouble making some of them out. (Though this is more a fault of printing than of the writing itself.)
Overall, while I did not love this collection of poetry, but I can see the passion and care that went into writing these poems and into putting them together, which I appreciate. I am sure this collection will find the right person when they need it most, once it makes it’s way into the world.
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing who sent me this eARC (eAdvanced Reader Copy) in exchange for an honest review. This title will be published on 14th September 2021.
Sometimes I wonder What I would say To my younger self
I could lie But What is false hope From a face Just recognisable But not quite my own
I wonder If just maybe I could help her Find me Earlier
I am much better now Not much more But enough
And better Could be enough For her to hope
I wonder Though If I told her then What I become That I would not Become me At all
I would erase All that I could become All that should be Just to help her
Should better be enough For now I wonder And Is that same better Enough for later Too
Will I soon ponder This same question Again Will I deliberate On whether much better Would be enough For Me to hope Too
Will I meet them Now To unravel a future I should not yet know
I wonder Then Could I rely Time and time again On knowing better Can be better still
Could that be hope?
For now For then For later Too
Written for this weeks YeahWrite Fiction | Poetry grid, I have played around with the optional technique available based on a poem by William Carlos Williams. It was interesting playing around with that form, I am happy enough with what happened though…