Whiskey Words & a Shovel II by r.h. Sin

IMG_2134the future.

I hope something real

finds your heart

I hope your heart discovers

the truth about the type

of love that you deserve.

The second volume to Whiskey Words & a Shovel delivers a collection of poems that are short, simple, and powerful in their message about love, loss, and moving on.  It is a comfort blanket in the form of a book for the broken hearted or anyone struggling with relationships.  It is directed at women and while comforting it is also inspirational, feeling like the author is directly speaking to the reader as well as for the reader.


A wonderful collection that evokes and portrays emotions beautifully.

Exploring Poetry

IMG_1127“my heart woke me crying last night
how can i help i begged
my heart said
write the book” – rupi kaur

I’m fairly new to reading poetry, but it is a genre that I am quickly starting to love.  I feel books and stories we read are the most powerful when they connect with us in a very deep and personal way.  That wonderful feeling you get when someone’s words so perfectly capture a feeling, a thought, or an experience that you yourself have never fully been able to verbalize or express.  I find that poetry especially has the power to do this, to inspire, to motivate, and above all to make us feel.  There are two books of poetry I read recently and thought I would share my thoughts and experience. Continue reading “Exploring Poetry”

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay

IMG_0306“When I am inside writing,
all I can think about is how I should be outside living.

When I am outside living,
all I can do is notice all there is to write about.”

I have been a big fan of Sarah Kay’s spoken word poetry ever since I watched the video for her poem with Phil Kaye called When Love Arrives.  Since then I have watched every video featuring her poems as well as her TED Talk, which is excellent by the way.  So recently, as I’ve started to explore poetry books, No Matter the Wreckage was a must read.  I found it to be a great collection of poems, many of which I ended up re-reading many times, and memorizing as a result.  There is a variety of subjects and emotions that are explored, such as love, family, and insecurities.  Certain passages just reach out, perfectly expressing thoughts and feelings that are not always easily put into words.  My personal favourites are: The Type, The Paradox, Here and Now, The Shirt, and Evaporate.  This is a strong collection that I would recommend even if poetry is not typically your thing, as I feel there is something here for anyone to connect to.  And do check out the videos of Sarah Kay.  As good as her poetry is in print, it is that much more strong and powerful when she is reciting it.