If anyone saw this last week when I posted it early… I’m sorry! I was trying to schedule it not post it.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Sparks of Phoenix by Najwa Zebian
Synopsis From The Book
I am free,
you let me go.
I am free because
I let you go.
And set myself free.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
I picked this poetry collection up on a whim and saw that it looked interesting based on the cover alone. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a near blind selection of poetry and bought it. I have flipped through and from what I can tell I am going to adore it and its more uplifting nature. Let us see.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
I really did like this collection. I loved the metaphor and themes that repeated. I liked how the reoccurring themes and metaphors ring true in the sorrow and healing. It was an excellent collection, however I am not sure I will come back to this collection any time soon.
What I Liked:
6 sections; I liked the message of each one, and how it was a full arch and story told. I’m not sure if I can keep using these as a “like” as it seems that more and more of the poetry I’m reading has them. I love having sectioned poetry, but as it becomes more main stream, I feel as if I will have to mention it is there over why it was so great.
Pep-talk nature; This was nice in the sense that outside of building hope, it seemed like a perpetual peptalk at some times. It’s not just being hopeful, but being hopeful &. I adore that, I really do.
Ease of reading; The poetry was really easy to read and get through. I have quite a few favorites.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
Nothing really, the poems were beautiful, however they didn’t empower me as many of the poetry novels I have read recently.
Time Taken To Read
pg 28, 32, 48, 51, 72, 83, 94, 109, 121, 132, 156, 169, 180, 184*, 224-225