Greetings and salutations, your ghost with the most here.
Today I bring you a review of another poetry book I recently read during my poetry binge.
Title: The Last Time I’ll Write About You
Author: Dawn Lanzua
Publication date: 30 January 2018
I received a galley at no cost from the author or publisher.
Special thanks to NetGalley, the author, and publisher for the galley.
As mentioned before, I’ve been on a poetry binge and have been discovering new poets such as Dawn Lanzua. It was a fairly quick read, although I did prolonged it because I was reading a few books at a time. This collection centers on love, love loss, and the road to recovery from a broken heart. Personally, I did not connect with it because believe it or not I’ve never been in a relationship, but I did feel a tug on my heartstrings as I read this.
The poems are rather simple and I feel like it could use a tiny bit more spark, for the lack of better word. I did find some to be quite repetitive, but there are a few that really got my attention. For example, In Hindsight.
“Darkness is a friend
We’ve been long acquainted
It was nice knowing your light
But I could not be mended.
Sadness is a cloak
I wear around my shoulders
You let the sun soak
On my skin to recover.
But the dark, it remains
And you were slowly fading
You bring the sun,
But it keeps on setting.”
In a way I was able to relate to this due to my long lasting depression and the unfortunate drifting apart of a best friend.
Overall, it was okay it didn’t move me as much as other poetry I’ve read recently, but it I did like a few of them. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I have heard it is similar to Lang Leav’s poetry.
That’s all folks, thanks for tuning in. Stay jolly my friends,