Currently Reading: Pillow Thoughts

Just finished: The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur

Currently Reading: Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell

I have recently been immersing myself in poetry, both reading and writing it. It speaks to the heart and can really tap into the deepest corners of your mind in just a few words. So, in adoration of the phenomenon that is poetry and in excitement for my new journey amidst it, I have created this new section on my blog called Currently Reading.

I have never been a bookworm, despite the fact I love writing. You would think they go hand in hand but not for me – I think my lack of patience and inability to slow down often make reading particularly hard if not sometimes painful for me. I have to be really, really, genuinely involved with what I am reading and if it is longer than an article then I usually give up. Which is a shame. Because I love words, and if my interest in books had the capacity of my passion for writing then I would probably be somewhat of a genius right now.

But poetry has provided me with a sweet middle ground which I am incredibly grateful for. Poetry bridges the gap between my lack of patience (poems are inherently short) and my love for words (they’re also brimming with expression) so it seems only fair that I dedicate this whole blog category to my newfound love for it. And who knows, perhaps I will even attempt an actual book one day!

As this is the first post, I will list the poetry books I have read over the last couple of months so that their fabulousness isn’t lost just because I’ve moved onto others:

(this list is in no particular order (because I can’t remember the order in which I read them) )

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

Neon Soul – Alexandra Elle

The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace

These three books of poetry introduced me to sitting in bed in the evenings with just my fairylights on, immersed in another realm of emotion that I didn’t quite realise would be so relatable. They all have a similar stance: emotional, powerful, feminine self-love and the depths of heartache.

I have just finished reading The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. It is a super popular collection of poems and if you haven’t yet had a chance to read it I highly recommend it. Rupi writes so softly yet so powerfully, and as though she is guiding you through life with her hand on your shoulder, one delicate flower at a time.

Rupi’s poetic tongue is wrapped around metaphorical floral imagery and her words will resonate with any woman with a beating heart who roams this earth. Her words reach so deeply that a few of her pages must have my tears among them. If you need some words which speak to your heart, read The Sun and Her Flowers.

I have just started reading Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell. I had never heard of Courtney Peppernell before but having read the first few poems I like her soft writing style, so I am excited to embark on this journey with her words. I will let you know how it goes!

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