Poetry Week!

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Hello everyone! Happy Monday. This week is poetry week! I usually don’t read poetry, which is exactly why I decided to read poetry this week. Don’t get me wrong I like poetry, I think it sounds pretty and is a good way to express yourself but if I had to choose in-between a fantasy book or a poetry book, I would pick fantasy. Even though I don’t read much poetry when I was younger my favorite poetry book to read was either ‘The Cat and The Hat’ by Dr. Sues or ‘The Giving Tree’ by Shell Silverstein. This week week the contestants are

‘Choosing Me’ by Bill Webber

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‘Sex… Bombarded with imagery in advertising, on TV, in the movies, sex has become commonplace and ordinary. Even in our romantic relationships, we have too often let the flames of passion die to a flicker.

Yet sex is naturally healthy, good for loving relationships, and even spiritually enriching. Rendered in exquisite language, the poems in this volume open new windows into the sensual magic and mystery of sexual pleasure. They allow us to rediscover the sacredness of both the body and the act of lovemaking.

Inspired to write these poems by a desire to express the depths of meaning and the physical expression of making love, poet Bill Weber paints vivid pictures in words that far transcend old clich�s and masterfully express the transcendent dimensions of sexual pleasures.’

‘The Princess Saves Herself In This One’ by Amanda Lovelace

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‘”Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.’

‘The Chaos of Longing’ by K.Y. Robinson 

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The Chaos of Longing is a brutally honest exploration of desire—physical, emotional, and spiritual. This revised and expanded edition contains over 50 pages of all-new material.

Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson’s debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor’s powerful testimony, and a love letter “to those who lie awake burning.”‘

‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ by Rupi Kaur

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‘From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom’

Stay tuned to find out who will win the rose!