I promised myself to read more poetry this year, and as for now, my reading plans are advancing smoothly, but also want to discover authors from other countries than France, US, UK or Germany. With Bloom, by Beau Taplin I checked instantly two boxes on my agenda.
A famous Australian author and a literary sensation worldwide that I personally just discovered, he creates poetry stories about life and loss, questioning without requesting an answer or a solution. The words are flowing quietly, like a calm river making its way through a lonely forest.
It is the simplicity of every single gesture that matters and the writer's eye and art to put the words together to re-create a new world.
Like in this stanza:
The best therapy
There's no therapy or medicine
like sitting alone in a secluded space
with someone you feel at home and comfortable with
A little music for atmosphere and some quality conversation, and all of your wounds and sorrows heal themselves.
This is another example of writing that I enjoyed reading:
I know we needed some time apart
Some time to reevaluate what we were
looking for. And if someday we find
our way back to each other, I know
we'll be better for it
Still, I miss you. And most of the
time I think it would be better to be
fools together, than sensible without you.
And there are many more examples that maybe you, my reader, you can discover by yourself reading this book.
Rating: 4 stars
Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review