So in my last post I mentioned reading two books while sitting in the sun – that lovely warm sunshine already feels like a distant memory – you’ve got to love the British summer… and now, at last, here is my review of the second book:
Blurb: Poetry for the soul. The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems that capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye. We know the immobilizing force of grief; we experienced hardships that have brought tears, revelations, and self-discoveries of strength unknown. These trials could easily dishearten us, but instead we choose to be more loving, compassionate, and kind. That is worth celebrating.
The Heart’s Journey Home is a celebration of our heart’s journey through life’s majestic beauty. The collection includes 23 poems titled: Reckless Words, Borrowed Angel, Nobody’s Fool, Silence of the Heart, Love’s Illusion, Fallen Angel, Let’s Dance, Where Does the Love Go, Young Love, Small Town Girl, Winter’s Gift, Destined to Fly, Eternal Love, The War Within, To my Sister on our 40th Birthday, Goodbye without Warning, Old Oak Tree, Names in the Sand, Can’t Let Go, Memories Linger, Caged Bird Sings, Surrender, and Heart’s Journey Home.
My Thoughts: I think poetry is a difficult thing to review – especially if, like me, you don’t have much of a relationship with it. Unlike a novel where you can easily say if you enjoyed the story being told, poetry can be more intimate and personal. In the end I suppose all you can really comment on is if you enjoyed the poems or not.
The Heart’s Journey Home certainly feels very personal, you can tell the author has bared her heart and soul and the truth behind her words certainly shines through. For me a few of the poems seemed a little repetitive, as if I had read them already, but I guess that was because they were based on the same theme. Several of them stood out above the crowd though and three which really shone through for me were Borrowed Angel, Old Oak Tree and the title poem Heart’s Journey Home.
All in all a quality collection of poems from a clearly accomplished poet 🙂