POETRY FOR CHRISTMAS- BONE, NEMJAHOME

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(A late Merry Christmas to those who celebrated!) 

For Christmas, I just wanted to share some of the beautiful poetry books I received from my family. Of course I asked for more books and DVD’s to add to my piles of them already in my room. One day my ceiling might actually collapse from all the books I have up there…

The three books I was most excited for were the poetry books I asked for, Bone, written by Yrsa Daley Ward, Nejma, written by Nayyirah Waheed, and Home, written by Clementine Von Radicks.

I had found out about these poets mostly through seeing experts of their poetry on tumblr. I kept coming across the same quote/short poem by Waheed, and I loved it so much I embroidered it onto a piece of material.

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A little rough- but it was my first time embroidering.

In just a few words she managed to create such strong emotion within me, I knew I had to read more of her work.

Nemja, the poetry book of hers I got for Christmas, is beautiful not just on the inside but on the outside too. I love the celestial feel to the cover and the way it feels when I run my hand across it.

A lot of the poetry in Nemja has, like the cover, a beautiful empyrean feel…if that makes any sense at all. Most incredibly short and powerful, maybe they could even be seen as flash poetry? Sentence poetry? I don’t know, but with each turn of the page the words left a lasting mark.

IMG_0956Through Waheed’s twitter I heard about another poet, Yrsa Daley Ward. I asked for her poetry book, Bone, for Christmas after reading some of her poems on tumblr, and luckily, I received.

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Bone, is also has a beautiful cover. I love the simplicity of it, yet it’s still bold and representative of what’s inside.

I absolutely adored Bone. I read every poem from cover to cover in what seemed like no time at all, so I read them all again.

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Finally I read Home, a book of poems by Clementine Von Radics, a poet I also found through tumblr and other social media.

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Home was a beautiful read, I read some of the poems over and over again as if they were prayers, like one titled “I am Jealous of Your Tattoos.”

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So this has not really been an attempt at reviewing these books because I have no idea how to review poetry, nor do I think that I would be able to describe how beautiful and moving and substantial they really were. But seeing as I found out about these beautiful poet’s and poetry books through social media, maybe I can recommend them to some of you!

Recommend me some of your favorite poetry, books, films…anything, below! 

 

 

 

 

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