Today is my stop on the blog tour for Every Love by Jann Doe, hosted by Digital Reads Blog Tours! Check out my review and the excerpt and let me know what you think.
EVERY LOVE is a collection of poetry covering my own experiences in love. From abuse, to affair, to healthy commitment, I’ve experienced the dynamics of love… even suicide has played a part. The name ‘Jann Doe’ is to protect myself and my family from my own mistakes and history, given the parts of me that love has touched.
I am a huge fan of poetry, so when the opportunity to read Every Love came up, I jumped at the chance. Poetry is a very subjective art, and very personal for the writer.
I am absolutely in love and in awe of every word written by Jann Doe. Her words struck my heart, and I related to so much of what she said. I haven’t felt this emotionally connected to words in a very long time. I’m struggling to write this review because all I can think to say is that this is just such a beautiful collection of poetry.
I went back and read this a couple of times. I want to write a much longer review. This was just so soul-baring…every kind of love. Healthy love, unhealthy love, self-love…every piece spoke to me. I couldn’t even pick a favorite because they were just all so real.
I know this isn’t my best review, I wanted to be more in-depth with it…but I’m just in such awe, that I can’t even get my words together. I highly recommend reading and re-reading this beautiful collection of poetry. You won’t regret it.
What is this burn,
This terrible stab,
My heart stuck,
It steps back,
Too shocked to beat,
I shrink when I see you,
My first heavy blow,
Of life, and of men,
But how could I know,
But for you I stood ground,
And for what,
To see you and her, hand in hand?*See You* – SAMPLE POEM FROM EVERY LOVE
Jann Doe is a poet who recognizes and accepts her authenticity as a woman, and encourages other women to do the same. Everyone has their burdens to cary, their flaws to accept, and their strengths to pride themselves on. Jann’s goal as a poet is to speak out on behalf of other women across the globe to love themselves for who they truly are. No one is perfect, nor should we be. It’s imperative that we as women accept ourselves, and live for tomorrow… not by ignoring our past but by learning from it, and growing because of it.
Let me know what you think!