The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One – A Thought

The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Published by Andrew McMeel Publishing on March 6, 2018
Genres: Poetry
Format: Advance Readers Copy
Pages: 210
Source: NetGalley


thoughts

“there exists
a fine line
between
being
selfish
&
being
selfless”

Having read “The Princess Saves Herself in this One” and loved it, you can tell I was so excited to know Amanda Lovelace is coming out with a companion! Her poetry style is something that is so elegantly simple and yet reaches so deep and clutches your heart strings (in a good way).

She did receive a little bit of criticism (amongst many other authors) regarding her style of writing, and wether this new wave of ~tumblr poetry~ is even poetry at all. As art is something that is so subjective, I do think poetry can come in all forms, and the only rule that exists for poetry: is that it makes you feel.

“They scratched it
out of the history books,

but on all the
great innovations

you will find
scorch marks

in the shape of
a woman’s

magnificent
handprint.”

Women are libraries about to burst made me burst with emotion, I loved the way Amanda phrased the meaning behind her words. With raw fire and an urge to leave a message.

Many poems in this book made me have to stop, and just relish in the words….. And in my opinion, if poetry doesn’t make you do that, then its not poetry.

Amanda’s passion is very clear, though I didn’t like every poem of the book. There were definitely moments where I was just, confused as to what a certain piece is doing, and what is it adding to the bigger picture.

But there is no denying that the author poured all of her heart and vulnerabilities into the completing this book. The topics discussed are a bit deeper, and there is a sense of healing.

Another one of my favourite pieces at the end of the collection, entices such courage and warm feelings in my, and I’m so thankful it.

“today
you are
the fire

& tomorrow
you will be
the sea

& they’ll
have no choice
but to hear your siren song.”

Though this poetry collection is not for everyone, there is no denying I enjoyed so many poems featured and they’ve inspired me to create. Also!!!! I enjoyed making the gif to go along with the review!

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Ex astris, sara

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