poetry

June Bugs- a poem

June bugs

flutter at my window,

their reminder

that the cold

may seize to exist.

 

June bugs,

may I ask

where you go in

the winter?

Do you hide?

I guess the winter’s

wrath may

be too much

to handle

with your

fragile

little

bodies.

 

I sometimes

feel like you,

June bugs.

My dragonflies

can belittle

me too

until my

thoughts

scramble

and my limbs numb.

That must happen

to you too.

 

Thank you,

June Bugs.

I’m not

alone.

Reviews

Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith-Review

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday!

I teamed up with Booktasters once again to have the chance to review Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith.

Within the Heart of Silence is a collection of contemplative poetry and magnificent photographs. A majority of the poems are inspired by nature and finding oneself.

I quite enjoyed this collection. I love how the photos easily fit the poetry. As if the poems were written about the very images themselves. I'm not positive if that was intentional or just coincidental.

The one thing I didn't really enjoy was the author's constant rhythm. Each poem was written in the alternate rhyme scheme. I kind of wished for a little more variety in the rhyme scheme.

I definitely recommend this book to poetry lovers and nature lovers.

This book really leaves you thinking. Each poem inspires you to do a double take.

Thank you for reading everyone! And thank you to Booktasters and James William Peercy for giving me to opportunity to read this collection.

Love always,

Hannah

poetry

Dark Road-a poem

She might’ve

strayed from

the path,

a road less

less taken

but for a valid reason.

 

Not in particular,

but she finds

patterns

in each

constellations.

 

Each star

as bright as the

other or

each a little

gentler on the eye.

But whatever constellation

it may be,

she still walks

down the

dark road

without a flashlight.

poetry

Little Cottage-a poem

There is a little cottage

buried deep in my memories.

Wall to wall

shelf upon shelf

books

and papers stack high above the ground.

 

My old ideas

and young as time,

but I still recall

the feelings

those stories would

to others

and myself

I would sit

and write

for days at time.

Knowing sometime

all of my writings would

make sense.

And yet,

years have past

and some ink smudges

I’m not able to recover.

 

Burnt journal entries

and thrown away memories,

but still stored

in the back of my mind.

May I never

forget

the first time

I held a pen

or felt crisp

paper between my fingers.

 

May I never forget what it

felt like when

all of the breadcrumbs

underneath my bed

dissolved into dust.

Reviews

His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer-Review

Hey, my fellow bookworms!

How is everyone’s summer going so far?

I was given the great opportunity from the team at Bookollective to read and review His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer. Along with a few other bloggers, this review is part of the His Frozen Fingertips Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers’ reviews.

Here are the dates for upcoming reviews!

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Let’s get to the review!

Synopsis

His Frozen Fingertips follows Asa, a teen diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disease. His days are numbered and he believes that his adventures are over. His parents left him as a child and the only person who he can trust is his friend Averett. He is thrust into a journey across his homeland knowing that at any moment he could grow sicker.

My Thoughts

I quite enjoyed His Frozen Fingertips

This book is very suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat while reading because I was afraid of the main character dying in the middle of the story. (I guess my favorite authors have made me a little paranoid when it comes to characters dying. *ahem J.K. Rowling*)

I also felt as if it should’ve been extended more. I wanted more background information on Erebus.

The exploration of the LGBTQA+ community in this novel is amazing. I definitely shipped Averett and Asa.

I definitely recommend this for fans of Blood Red Road by Moira Young. You will definitely enjoy this book if you’re a fan of Blood Red Road.

You can read His Frozen Fingertips here:

https://www.amazon.com/His-Frozen-Fingertips-Charlotte-Bowyer/dp/1633933458/

 

Thanks for reading everyone and have a great weekend!

Love always,

Hannah

 

 

poetry

Paint Smudges and Leftover Cloth-a poem

A poem for my cousin Abby 

 

Hard at work again,

She may have spent the hours sewing

And the other days painting

Her world in watercolors

And the trees on the leaves still seem to fall.

 

Once the stars shine

And the moon beckons a night’s rest,

A day well spent,

Another piece of leftover cloth

Sewn into the sky.

poetry

The Nightingale and I-a poem

That little nightingale

has read my mind

and know’s when I’ve cried.

Her eyes water

just like mine

and then

sings me a lullaby.

That nightingale

and I

are one

in the same.

We share

a soul,

we share

a brain.

Emotions alike

hardship

and strife,

nothing can

cut our

bonds like

a knife.