Poetry: The Last Time I’ll Write About You

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The Last Time I’ll Write About You

Dawn Lanuza

Rate: 3

The Last Time I’ll Write About You follows the rise and fall of a relationship from the perspective of a person who has already reached the end of the relationship so even from the very beginning the poems foreshadow the relationship’s demise. Like with any poetry collection, you can’t expect to like every poem in the collection. This is true when it comes to The Last Time I’ll Write About You. There were lines I liked here and there and some poems were better than others, but, for me, the collection wasn’t great poem after great poem. The following are a few lines I enjoyed from The Last Time I’ll Write About You:

“And you ask the world,

Why doesn’t it happen

To someone like you? …

You knew the answer:

It’s because you don’t let it.”

 

“When we parted

I’ve always wondered

How everyone else

Reminded me of you”

 

“Was I a secret not worth sharing

Or

Was I fact not worth telling?”

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A Little Something Different… Poetry

I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow

James Revels III

Rate: 2.5

Yesterday’s Tomorrow is the poetry collection of a beginner, which isn’t an insult. We all have to start somewhere. It’s just that I – and I’m no poetry expert – would have preferred more consistency in the meter and theme.

Meter: The meter in the poems was all over the place. They all started off strong, but it was obvious, at least to me, where certain poems should have ended because the meter would change causing the poem to end weakly. None of the poems themselves were bad, but some would begin like a fast-paced rap and end like a slow jam. Some people may be fine with this kind of change, but I, like I said before, prefer more consistency. If it’s going to be fast, be fast. If it’s going to be slow, be slow. Don’t start fast and end slow or vice versa. Though I might even accept a fast-slow-fast or a slow-fast-slow meter, but overall, I want a poem to end with the same kind of momentum and punch with which it began.

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