All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

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All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love

Review:

This collection of Haiku on Love are like mini love letters, or simply mini  love reminders to your significant other.  Love, in and of itself is a beautiful thing to write about and there is nothing more valuable than Love.  Each haiku reminded me of the relationship I have with my fiancee.  Some of the haiku made me cry, others made me smile but I finished the book feeling so lucky in Love.

Here are my favorites:

Wake me like coffee,

sooth me like a cup of tea,

you are all my warmth.

 

Here, under the stars

and there too, under the clouds

everywhere with you.

 

I know not the when

or the why of all of this,

I just know it’s you.

 

I want my days filled

and my nights saturated

with the sound of you.

 

Do you find comfort

knowing I belong to you,

that I am always yours?

 

Your soul knew my soul

long before we needed skin

to spend a life in.

 

Let’s find the places

and let’s do all of the things

we’ve wanted to do.

 

I hope you can see

how very hard I’m trying

to ease this aching.

 

I don’t want to know

I don’t want to imagine

a world without you.

 

You will never feel,

not for a single moment,

that I don’t love you.

 

I think of your arms

and the soft scent of your neck.

I think of your lips.

 

I can handle it,

I can handle anything,

if it’s all for you.

 

There’s time we can waste

and there’s time we must treasure,

please have both with me.

 

The pieces you lack

are waiting inside me

to find you again.

 

You are exactly

precisely and perfectly

what I waited for.

 

Houses are not homes,

we’re not made of brick and stones,

home is you and me.

 

Let’s just stay in bed

and we’ll let the day dissolve.

Let’s stay lost in sheets.

 

You are more than words

and the letters that make them,

you are poetry.

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

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