How do you feel about poetry?
I didn’t read a lot of it because I never really connect with it. It’s such a personal thing that you either connect or you don’t, at least that’s the way for me. I can’t go back and try again with a poet or poem and feel something different.
Plus there was that hot mess with “The Princess Saves Herself In This One” by Amanda Lovelace…. Some people love it, however, I don’t think pressing enter after every word makes something poetry or something worth publishing…. It makes me so mad and it’s the only book I really rage about.
Anyway, back to Love Her Wild. I picked this up because of the cover a few years back and was sceptical. I flipped through a few pages and didn’t hate it so I thought I would give it a go.
This was one of the best things I ever did. I devoured it over the span of a two days and have no regrets. You know how when you hear a song that takes you back to a forgotten memory, or eat something that tastes like something from your childhood? That’s the feeling I got when reading this. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring and consoling.
It somehow reinforces that you are exactly where you need to be and you are never really done discovering who you are. This was a great reintroduction in poetry and while I’m not out there buying everything I can get my hands on, I’m no longer avoiding the genre at the bookstore. Do yourself a favour and check it out if you’ve never ventured into poetry.
If you regularly read them, what are some of your favourite poetry books?