Over the last few years I’ve participated in the National Poetry Month blog tour that’s hosted by Serena over at Savvy Verse & Wit so of course I wanted to this year as well and after you’re done here be sure to check out the other tour stops as well. I’ll say right off that I’m no expert when it comes to poetry but I don’t think you have to be to enjoy it. So many are scared off by poetry for that very reason and they shouldn’t be. They just need to find the right poetry to enjoy. I can see a piece of poetry and while I may not be one to analyze its meaning I still know that it touches me and I enjoy it and I think that’s all that matters – that we enjoy what we’re reading. My choice for this year is a small book of poetry called Silver Threads by Jade Kennedy.
I heard about Jade’s book, Silver Threads, while over at Audra’s site Unabridged Chick and was really intrigued by it and now I’m so glad that I got to experience it for myself. It really is a wonderful little book of poetry – one that you can grab a glass of wine and relax with in your most comfy chair. Now like I said I always feel like I’m missing something when it comes to poetry but with Jade’s poetry I felt lifted up and taken away; like in a dream. So even if I missed the meaning behind some of the poems, it doesn’t matter because they left me feeling enriched and the poems I really enjoyed I read several times over and I imagine I will revisit them again in the future.
Silver Threads is Jade’s first book of poetry and I sure hope to see more from her. Jade describes her poetry as a collection of emotional, dark and light-hearted poetry and I agree. As an added bonus Silver Threads is now available for free on Google drive and she’d love it if people would give it a try and let her know what they think. I’ll leave you with a few links and then share with you one of my favorite pieces of poetry from Silver Threads.
I’ve always been amazed by how poets can put words together so beautifully. I enjoyed quite a few of the poems like The Lies I Told My Mother, Darkness, Dreamtime Landscapes, and Deepest Nights but my favorite is…
Once upon a barren night
when the starless sky was as black as black had always been
and the sea was restless, forever listless
the trees breathed within the dark
their branches stretching and twisting,
growing and snapping
searching for the amber moon, always elusive.
Their wooden roots dug deeper
into the black, within the earth’s suffocation
curling and feeling, blind.
This was all too silent and slow to be seen,
Life is created in the dark.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this beautiful piece and I really hope you’ll download Jade’s book and experience the rest of her beautiful poetry. Again, don’t forget to follow the rest of the blog tour to discover even more wonderful poets!
Source: Review copy provided by the author. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.