The Truth of You: Poetry About Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness

The Truth of You: Poetry About Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness

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This is the truth of you.
Because you are all I see.
Because you are all I breathe.
Because when I cannot find you, I am lost.
Because when I’m with you, I am found.
Because you have the fire of the universe in you, and sometimes you forget.
So this book is here to remind you.


Dear You,
 
I want you to know that I see you.  
 
I want you to know that even if no one else does, even if you are a ghost in this bookshop, or just the static floating across the screen of your computer, wherever you’re reading this, I see you.
 
I see you in the dark and I see you in the grey. I see you as a story, as words I have spoken or may yet speak. Maybe only in a memory or a dream.
 
I see your hands and your arms and your body and your legs and your face and I see what you have been and what you will be. I see you and in looking at you, I want you to know that whoever you’ve had to be to survive all this, I will not look away.
 
I want you to know that there’s a space inside this book for you.
 
So if you have the time and the inclination, you can sit here with me, just for a while.
 
And perhaps between us, we can see everything that matters.
 
-pleasefindthis

Title:The Truth of You: Poetry About Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness
ISBN:9781524860448
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    The Truth of You: Poetry About Love, Life, Joy, and Sadness Reviews

  • Yesenia  (bookbrunette)

    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!"The Truth of You" is a beautiful poetry collection whose words express the love and sadness we all experience...

  • Carolt_reads

    “Sometimes people lie to you, because they just want to break something good to see what it looks like when it shatters.”I received an ARC for this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest re...

  • Debbie

    Modern, non-rhyming poetry is usually a hit or miss for me; when it’s done well, it really connects with me, but when it’s not it usually ends up being fairly anticlimactic. Luckily, the former is...

  • Hasmeen/Jasmine-Grace

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eCopy in exchange for an honest review. Another excellent collection from one of my favourite poets. True to his poetic style, these n...

  • Katherine

    Its been a while since I came across a collection of poetry that could and boggle me at the same time. "The truth of you" is a simple yet one of the best compilation of pure emotional poetry with dash...

  • Jessica

    ★★★★★This is my first five star poetry book that I hit all of the marks for me.A beckoning collection that truly speaks through the courage, strength and love that goes into being the best v...

  • Callum McLaughlin

    This is a case of a poetic style that just isn’t for me, sadly. Without wanting to sound dismissive of the writer’s work, it’s what I would describe as very surface level, with most of the piece...

  • ????????

    This collection of poems was so beautiful! The writing amazed me and I felt connected to so many pieces. A brilliant author, I'll definitely have in mind when I'm searching for poetry....

  • Mabel

    At was amazing... I smiled and cried, I thought of things from yrs ago and remembered I am enough....

  • Lindsey Domokur of Crazy Reader Chicks

    I love poetry and have been reading more and more of it lately. These poems were so relatable to so many points in my life that I felt myself really letting them sink in deep and reflecting on the wor...