Book Review: The Ink Dark Moon

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems  by Ono no Komachi (Author),‎ Izumi Shikibu (Author),‎ Jane Hirshfield  (Translator),‎ Mariko Aratani (Translator) 1990. 240 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing,... Continue Reading →

The Lonely Rose

A man may enjoy the beauty of a rose and caress its petals carefully. One who holds a rose, however, will surely be cut by its thorns at some point. And once the man is injured, he will flinch, dropping the rose to the ground. The rose has caused him pain, but despite the pain... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry 1993. 240 pages. Series: Giver Quartet, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult, Utopian and Dystopian fiction, Sci-Fi My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: Life in the community where Jonas lies is idyllic.  Designated birthmothers produce new children, who are assigned to appropriate family units; one male, one female, to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Words That Kill

Words That Kill by Vivid Vega. 2017. 120 pages. Genre: Poetry Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Words That Kill is a collection of poetry about one's breaking point. Vega's poetry centers on rhyme scheme. Themes included are depression, anxiety, abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, hope, and love. The collection is split into three chapters,... Continue Reading →

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