Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When You Feel & Don't Know How to Say

Estefania Crespo

Whenever you feel trapped without anywhere to escape, take a trip through your mind and make a pit stop on some paper.  The world is a beautiful place if you let it be, even in you darkest moments...

My Take:

As I read through this book, I started to feel that the words would make great lyrics.  I didn't feel that all of the poetry was strong enough to stand on its own, but if you were to add music behind it, the poetry in the book would make meaningful songs.  To my surprise, as I reached the end of the book, I found that in the author bio, it stated that Estafania is a songwriter, which I really think she has a talent for. While overall I did enjoy the book, I was distracted at times by the rhyme stretches that occurred throughout the poems.  In elementary school we think that a poem must rhyme to be a poem, so we do whatever we can to get that clever rhyme in.  As we get older, we learn that meter, beat and rhythm matter more, and sometimes in When You Feel & Don't Know How to Say, the rhythm is sacrificed for rhyme, which is something I really don't like in poetry.  Like I said, I did enjoy the poems for the most part. The work feels very personal and very heartfelt, you are able to get a very real glance into the poet's inner most thoughts and feelings.  Like I've said on other poetry postings, if you are a poetry fan, you'll probably like this, but if you aren't, this book won't be the one to convert you.  3, Find a Used Book Store

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

***FTC Disclosure:  This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given***

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1 comment:

Jenn said...

I have always considered poetry more difficult than traditional creative writing, and unfortunately, have read a lot of bad poetry. I am torn on if I should give this one a shot... on one hand, I don't want to read less than wonderful poetry. On the other hand, it is not too common anymore, to read a book that gives you a glimpse into the author, or "artist's" soul. Hmmmmmm.... my have to ponder but thanks for the review!


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