By the end of 2014, I was starting to feel like one of those people who doesn’t get enough reading in, and complains about it. So to tackle this source of whinging, (and to give me a fail-safe for a blog post) I challenged myself to read 1 book a month, and write a poetic review. No, it’s not an original idea, but the poems and perspectives certainly might be.
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
Can a book change lives?
A story to catch your breath
might lead you somewhere…
Lost, annoyed or enlightened,
we will always be changing.
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall – Will Ellsworth-Jones
Rogue misfit defies;
breaks the laws of law-breaking,
When fame is more relevant,
there goes context intended.
Homeless: True Stories of Life on the Streets – Andrew Byrne
Words from the homeless
are worthy of all our ears.
True life teaches us.
Forgotten souls are aching,
smart with hope to be noticed.
Madness: A Memoir – Kate Richards
one woman’s journey through pain,
learns to live again.
Strange days and brutal mind games,
sunrise on another day.
Destroying The Joint: Why Women Have To Change The World – A collection of essays edited by Jane Caro
quite likely not what you’d think.
Some women hate men…
Many feminists love them.
Let the judgement fall away.
Slam Poetry: Finalists of the Australian Slam Poetry Competition 2009
I didn’t know this:
there are poets everywhere.
Despair to declare.
No one cares when nothing’s fair
except poets everywhere.
Blue – Pat Grant
direct internal abuse.
Sentiments of youth.
Message and meaning can be
more than you thought you could see.