Persephone & Me Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 675 KB
- Print Length : 134 pages
- Language: : English
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Publication Date : December 10, 2013
- ASIN : B00H8DJB3E
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Publisher : Corinne Desjardins; 1st edition (December 10, 2013)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,707,423 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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.
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.
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.