A Counting of Love
, is a book about love in all her facets, wearing all her faces and in all her seasons, harsh and beautiful.
'Love has a way of finding you in the long grass, when you are not looking for her—not searching for anything other than yourself. That’s when love walks in on soft feet, taps you on the shoulder, sits down with you and whispers your name. Isn’t this a beautiful mystery—how love is an anchor, a compass, a map and a home.'
Following the success of her debut volume of poetry, Stripped, Glasgow poet Liezel Graham’s distinct voice continues in her second collection of poems, A Counting of Love.
With her trademark honesty, Graham explores motherhood, autism, relationships, grief and loss, her relationship with faith and spirituality, and nature. She writes with a raw and vulnerable voice, leaving the reader with a sense of the beauty that might be found at the heart of any struggle.
‘Writing of difficult things with the kind of wisdom that only comes from walking the difficult road, from carrying a weight of sorrows, she shines dignity and truth in dark places, her words make grief a less lonely place, they spur the weary on. She manages to capture joy and the ability to see beauty still in the depths of sorrow. Brave, broken, beautiful, with a soulful joy that feels like a rebellion, there are loads of days I think she's the best thing on the internet.’
— Vicky W.
‘…a beautiful well-worn heart that shows through in each of her poems. She is a gifted poet and storyteller, weaving a parachute of hope from heartache, trauma and loss.’
— Bethany H.