2016/05/07

BOOK REVIEW:
WISHING FOR BIRDS BY ELISABETH HEWER

Title: Wishing For Birds
Author: Elisabeth Hewer
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 84
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
A collection of poetry that ponders love and the world.


Review:
This poetry collection was absolutely breathtaking, and I am left in awe, as I often am when I find new favorite poetry collections.

I can never really put my finger on what it is that makes some poetry stick with me, why some poetry and some lines burn into the back of my head. I think perhaps there's something intimate and surprising that does it, and this definitely has that. It manages to take you through an entire spectrum of human emotion in under a hundred pages.

One of my favorites from this collection is one of the first poems, called Space Race:

Wanting the sky, wanting the horizon, wanting
to travel further than anyone has ever gone.
There were days when nobody knew what was
over the other side of the sea. A time when
wild places sprawled endless and unchanging.

But here we are, too late to explore the Earth
and to soon to venture into space.
I want to sleep until the universe is open.
I want to sleep until I can pour myself into it
and never look back; chase galaxies
like sailors once chased ports.
p. 5

I think a lot of people, especially women, can really connect to this. I would recommend it with all my heart.


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4 comments

  1. I love your poetry recommendations. I've discovered Warsan Shire & Rupi Kaur because of you! Elisabeth Hewer shall be next. I'm currently reading "Milk and honey - it is, indeed, mesmerizing. Thank you for recommending all these!

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    1. My pleasure! This one is up there with those two you mentioned, there are some poems in this collection that just completely punch you in the heart :)

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  2. Can I ask what lens you use to get that amazing Bokeh? I just love it.

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    1. I use a 50mm 1.4 lens :) This is shot at F1.8 I think :)

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