Greetings and Salutations, your ghost with the most here.
As of late, I’ve been very into poetry and I was fortunate enough to be able to review two poetry books this holiday season, however I will only review one in this post.
Author: Beau Taplin
Publication Date: 2 February 2018
I received a Galley of this book at no cost from the author or publisher.
I’m going to start off by saying that the cover is absolutely gorgeous.
In a similar style to Rupi Kaur, Beau Taplin writes beautiful and hauntingly deep poems on a wide variety of topics from soul mates to heartbreak, the wonders of the universe and so much more. There were so many poems that I found myself stopping to really think about it and questioning well what if? Others seemed as if Taplin himself tapped (I understand that is a horrible pun – I’m sorry) into my brain and put ideas I do not know how to explain into words.
The poems are rather short -although, there are a few longer ones- but they really pack a lot of thought into them. Throughout the book, I felt the sense that narrator (or author) was trying to send out a message to someone they love and/or lost. As if they had that special person, but it just did not work and so they had to regretfully let that person slip from their hands yet still have a small role in each other’s lives. It felt like a mini story.
I know this may not be everybody’s cup of tea (since there are different views of what counts as poetry), but I found the writing and book format similar to Milk and Honey. So, if you enjoyed that, you will enjoy this. I found a new favorite poet and I cannot wait to discover his other works.
I know this is a short review, but it is a rather short book – whopping 80 pages! I will have another review up soon and possibly a bookish playlist for Cinder by Marissa Mayer. Thanks for tuning in.
Stay jolly my friends,