- File Size: 675 KB
- Print Length: 134 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Corinne Desjardins; 1 edition (December 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H8DJB3E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,191,379 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I loved this book so much! A couple of the poems I even marked for later reference, as they just spoke to me, so powerfully. And then there was one poem that had me laughing so hard It’s like I had stepped into the author’s life and could follow her all the way from childhood, through adolescence, all the way into adulthood, feeling out of place and not-quite-right during the whole journey.
If you ever need a good example of how to write poetry without it sounding like some kind of condescending, boring dribble, this is where to look. I can even see myself going back and reading this again. Can you imagine? ME? Reading a book of poetry AGAIN? I would never have guessed.
Through all these lenses, she explores and shares the significant moments of her life, sharing the intensely personal without fear. As she explains, "I can't remember how exactly I came to recognize Persephone within myself. But when I saw her in the mirror, I became obsessed. I saw her constellation of characters within my own family. My own endearing, enabling mother and my husband in his cave. My own depression. My own arrested development. My yearning for a quest. My unfinished individuation." Her poems tie closely to all these influences, referencing the fairytales. She reflects on a modern world without mentors, poignantly asking, "How can I mentor my own daughter when I still call myself a girl?" and describes life's triumphs and pitfalls, working through them through the lens of fairytale and story with deep introspection. A perfect gift for grandmothers, mothers, and daughters.
A fantastic and beautifully written collection of poems. Told through a woman's voice, facing women's issues. From childhood up until adult. Persephone & Me digs deep into oneself and inner psyche, a truly fantastic read. I highly recommend to poetry lovers.
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
This is a beautiful, authentic literary collection that captures the both coal-lumps and precious gems of transition. I recommend this for any person on the pilgrim journey toward Self.