Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson

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Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

Review:

The poems, in their entirety, is a collection that is more than words can describe.  They are both intimate and heartfelt that reach into the deepest crevice of your mind.  It gives you a sense of feeling loved and what it means in its reciprocated form.  My favorites:

I Love You,

in ways

you’ve never been

loved,

for reasons you’ve never been

told,

for longer than you think you

deserved

and with more

than you will ever know existed

inside

me.

 

Find my hand

in the darkness

and if we

cannot find

the light,

we

will always

make our

own.

 

You

are the poem

I never knew

how to write

and this life

is the story

I have always

wanted

to tell.

 

Can’t you see

from where you

sit

that I have scars

to kiss?

can you hear

from where you

rest

that I just may be

crazy?

can’t you feel

from where you

sleep,

that its always

you

that I

miss?

 

I promise you

I will try harder

to be better.

I

have battled with things

inside me

for longer than you know;

I do not know

what they are

or why are there,

I only know

that they feel

manageable

defeatable,

when I

am around

you.

 

You should know this,

that I love you

that I have always

loved you

and nothing,

no force in this

universe,

can stop me

from loving you

still.

 

“Thank you”

she whispered soft

like it may

blow away

with anything stronger

than a breath,

“for fixing me.”

“You,”

I sputtered out

like the first sound

of morning,

“were never broken.”

 

 

Why, Haiku?

I decided to add another journey to my destination of writing projects –  writing Haiku.  After reading Tyler Knott Gregson’s, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series and All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love, I knew that I wanted to start my own collection of haiku.  It inspired me to go for it!

All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love, is really what sealed the deal for me, and my determination to try my hand at it.  To be able to make someone laugh or cry in such a short amount of words is very poignant.  I feel poetry is very underestimated and people are fearful of their interpretation of it.  But that’s the beauty about writing poetry, it can be read and understood through different eyes.  I would encourage anybody to pick up any poetry book and just read it, don’t over analyze it, just read it.  It’s okay to read the poems more than once, their meaning might change the second, third or fourth time around.

I believe a poem captivates emotions that can’t be expressed physically, at first, depending on the emotion being represented.  Poems are beautiful and they can make you feel a certain type of way.  Sometimes, the feeling may be uncomfortable, but if you’re reading in the privacy of your home, what does it matter?  And even if you’re not home, never be ashamed to express how you truly feel.  If it makes you cry, then cry.  If it makes you laugh, then laugh.  If it makes you angry, then say “Grrrr…”  It’s okay. 🙂

You could be missing out on something, because Poetry, no matter what style, is meant to be read and shared.  Poetry has a way of touching you intimately, let yourself be immersed in a world of beautiful, enlightening imagery.  Let yourself be comforted, even if it’s through a book.  The best part of it all. 😉

Thank you,

XOXOXO

Cristina Isabel

P.S. Look out for my reviews on both books!

To read more on Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series: Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

To read more on All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love: All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love

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